Failure to Appear

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
"Lean forward, grab on, and ride for adventure." So says Library Journal of J. A. Jance's last J. P. Beaumont mystery, Without Due Process. Now Jance's veteran police sleuth is back in Failure to Appear, tracking an insanely clever killer through the well-heeled world of actors, stage folk, and arts patrons.
Beaumont doesn't exactly have a simple life, solving murders as one of the Rainy City's finest, staying sober one day at a time, and dealing with his frustrating new girlfriend. But when his eighteen-year-old daughter, Kelly, runs away to join a theatrical commune and announces her plans to marry a krumhorn-playing thespian, Beau hits the wall. He has no choice but to follow her south to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, thereby landing himself a part in a modern-day Greek tragedy.
Murder enters stage left. One of Beau's unsavory acquaintances turns up very messily dead, and the Festival's beloved Juliet, Tanya Dunseth, is the star suspect. Trying to please a headstrong daughter, a difficult girlfriend, and an implacable exwife, Beau agrees to do what he can to clear the actress of the charge. Then a second corpse makes an appearance soon after the mysterious arrival of a kiddie porn tape featuring a very young Tanya in the leading role. Way off his beat, and faced with a territorial local cop who doesn't appreciate out-of-town help, Beau races against time to sort through the tangled plot lines before the final act of this deadly revenge play comes to life.
With fascinating characters and tight plotting, Jance tells the story in the unflappable Beaumont style that her readers love and have come to expect. In Failure to Appear, she takes us to new turns in Beau's life and new heights of storytelling magic.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!

Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID4631cfe9-a38b-fa9a-7ef8-e57e0588dba0
Grouping Titlefailure to appear
Grouping Authorj a jance
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-09-17 04:50:09AM
Last Indexed2021-09-17 05:15:53AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780688126742

Solr Details

authorJance, J. A.
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displayJance, J. A
available_at_addisonOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_addisonOnline Hoopla Collection
Online OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionA shattering tale of tragedy and terror featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont. A desperate father's search for his runaway daughter has led him to the last place he ever expected to find her: backstage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. But the murders in this dazzling world of make-believe are no mere stagecraft, and the blood is all too real. The hunt for his child has plunged former Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont into a bone-chilling drama of revenge, greed, and butchery, where innocents are made to suffer in perverse and terrible ways. And many more young lives are at stake, unless he can uncover the villain of the piece before the final, deadly curtain falls.
format_category_addisonAudio Books
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT12458198Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHoopla Online
overdrive:786902d6-f52b-4d45-8516-e249234f3ae6-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:786902d6-f52b-4d45-8516-e249234f3ae61Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
local_callnumber_addisonOnline OverDrive
owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library Online
owning_location_addisonOnline OverDrive Collection
publisherBooks in Motion
Harper Collins Publishers,
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
hoopla:MWT12458198eBookeBookEnglishHarper Collins Publishers, 2009.1 online resource
overdrive:786902d6-f52b-4d45-8516-e249234f3ae6eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBooks in Motion
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12458198Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:786902d6-f52b-4d45-8516-e249234f3ae6-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:786902d6-f52b-4d45-8516-e249234f3ae61Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
seriesJ. P. Beaumont mysteries
series_with_volumeJ. P. Beaumont mysteries|11
subject_facetBeaumont, J. P. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Electronic books
Mystery fiction
Police -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Fiction
Seattle (Wash.) -- Fiction
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production -- Fiction
Theater -- Fiction
title_displayFailure to Appear
title_fullFailure to Appear
Failure to Appear [electronic resource] / Jance, J.A.
title_shortFailure to Appear
topic_facetBeaumont, J. P. (Fictitious character)
Dramatic production
Electronic books
Shakespeare, William