Day of the Dead
J.A. Jance
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Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM By J.A. Jance

The Walker family survived the atrocities perpetrated by a serial killer and his crazed acolyte in both Hour of the Hunter and Kiss of the Bees But can they escape the vengeance of a new killer or killers whose sights have been set on their precious daughter, Lani Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico told they re traveling to aThe Walker family survived the atrocities perpetrated by a serial killer and his crazed acolyte in both Hour of the Hunter and Kiss of the Bees But can they escape the vengeance of a new killer or killers whose sights have been set on their precious daughter, Lani Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico told they re traveling to a loving adoptive family in southern Arizona, their hopes are high But the fate that waits for them is truly horrifying when death comes, it will be a blessing.Former Sheriff Brandon Walker is living the life of a reluctant retiree Playing golf while his wife, Diana Ladd, continues to write her bestselling tales of true crime, he desperately misses the action and sense of usefulness from days gone by When he s invited to join the Last Chance Club to review and attempt to solve long cold cases, he little imagines the first case to cross his path will be one he may have botched back when he was sheriff And when the case from all those decades past becomes entangled with a current murder, it seems a serial killer with a very long and shocking track record may be back in business.
  • Title: Day of the Dead
  • Author: J.A. Jance
  • ISBN: 9780380724345
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback

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Terri Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
This book started with some promise. Brandon Walker is a former sheriff and he is now bored out of his skull having retired while his wife is still busy and often traveling, so when Brandon receives an invitation to lunch and is invited to join The Last Chance Club; he accepts before lunch even arrives. This is a group whose funding is provided by a woman whose daughter's murder was never solved. These retired police and investigators are being asked to solve long-cold cases. And the premise was [...]
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Karen Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
From the dust jacket "Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico -- told they're traveling to a loving adoptive family in southern Arizona. But the fate that waits for them is truly horrifying. Former Sheriff Brandon Walker is living the life of a reluctant retiree. Playing golf while his wife, Diana Ladd, continues to write her bestselling tales of true crime, he desperately misses the action and sense of usefulness from days gone by. When he’s invited to jo [...]
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Dana Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
I am accustomed to JA Jance's writing style and know that she can come up with some incredibly twisted stuff, but this book really pushed the envelope! Never one to shy away from graphic detail, I forged on, but I must admit that I was a bit put off by some of it from time to time. The plot revolves around a series of murders across several decades. Teenage girls are bound and held as bdsm sex slaves by a well-known "philanthropist" couple. Once the couple tires of them, they are killed and disp [...]
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Hannah Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
This book was amazing and action packed!! Gayle Striker is the most evil woman you'll ever meet. Brandon Walker is a awesome Detective and proves himself even more in this book. Full of twists, turns, and shocking events. I enjoyed the writing style of J.A. Jance and the way she intertwines her stories of each character together. This was the first book I read by her and hope Queen of the Night and the newest one: Judgement Call (2013) are just as compelling.
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Jill.spearsgmail.com Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Hated the topic. Too chopped upterally and figuratively. Can't stand sadistic sexual plots. Realized I don't like the Walker series, whereas her others I love.
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Nancy Ellis Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
I enjoyed this much more than the first two books of the series. There are still horrific murders committed by totally evil villains, but it's not quite as graphically gruesome. Several years have passed, though not as many as between the first and second books, and there have been many changes in the Walker family. Brandon Walker is now the former sheriff working for a cold case organization, and his wife Diana is a successful author. Once again, their extended family plays a major part in the [...]
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Benjamin Thomas Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
I finished my latest audio book this morning on the way into work. It was my first book ever by J.A. Jance and is called, Day of the Dead. I didn't know this when I picked it off the library shelves but it is the third book in a mystery series involving an Indian reservation in Arizona. That happens quite a bit for me when I pick up an audio book from the libraryI don't have the ability to research to see if it is part of a series. But usually, with mysteries it doesn't matter too much.JA Jance, [...]
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Paul Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
The third installment of Jance’s Walker series focuses on retired Sheriff Brandon Walker. The regular characters of Diana, Davy and Lani return, but only in very minor roles.In completing his first case for The Last Chance, an organization that solves cold cases through the talents of ex-law enforcement personal, Brandon must identify the murderer of a small child in a homicide that happened 30 years ago. As the plot develops, it becomes apparent that many unsolved cases are all inter-related. [...]
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Terri Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
I downloaded this book because I've long been a fan of the Joanna Brady series. My reaction here is quite different. That doesn't mean that I don't like the book, just for different reasons and in a different way.First of all, this book did not do well as an audiobook for me. There were too many characters with too many unusual names and a pair with the same name. In addition, a book written in third-person- point of view in which the consciousness switches from one character to another, throwin [...]
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Michelle (meshe) Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Author: J.A. JanceFinished: 03/12/09Synopsis: Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico -- told they're traveling to a loving adoptive family in southern Arizona, their hopes are high. But the fate that waits for them is truly horrifying: when death comes, it will be a blessing.Former Sheriff Brandon Walker is living the life of a reluctant retiree. Playing golf while his wife, Diana Ladd, continues to write her bestselling tales of true crime, he desperately [...]
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Joan Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Jance's book are always three or four-star reads for me (Only 10-12 of the 1300 books I have read since I started recording on have been 5-stars. The book has to have some intrinsic personal or societal value for me to rate it a 5). Jance's plots are always well-developed and skillfully intertwined. The characters are believable, likeable, and well-rounded. The pace of the action is brisk but not TOO brisk. This author is the most skillful flashback writer I have ever read - most authors manage [...]
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Chris Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Many others have already described the plot for this story, I just want to encourage everyone to READ THIS BOOK!!! You will be horrified by the sick crimes committed by a well respected and well to do couple. At the same time you will be thrilled with the "heroes" as well as the nail-biting ending!J. A. Jance is an awesome author!
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C.J. Shane Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
First a correction. _Day of the Dead_ takes place in contemporary times. The description says, "Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico " Colonial Mexico ceased to exist in 1810 when the Mexicans rose up against Spain and created a new nation (Mexican War of Independence).Now for the review. I quickly became a fan of Jance's Joanna Brady series when I first moved to Arizona in 2000 and was living in Joanna's hometown of Bisbee. However, I'm not so much a fan [...]
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Polly Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
The reason for the 2 stars is it had 6 little stories going instead of just the two. Also, the subject matter was sexual abuse & that's not easy for me to read about. I love JA Jance, just not this book.
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Fiona Forthe Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
The Walker series by this author has interesting plots and good characterization. The villains in this particular outing had no nuance whatsoever and their misdeeds on the unbelievable side, but the detective work to get to them was a solid plot.
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Nicole Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
I like the interwoven Papago stories with the modern day story. Quick read.
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Sheila Cohen Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Good murder mystery. This is one of those where you know who did it and why from the beginning.
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Jerry B Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Western thriller: dark plot but suspenseful conclusion !We're fans of Jance, having read her some two dozen mysteries in the JP Beaumont and Sheriff Joanna Brady series. Jance has over time given us three quite different thrillers, which the author defines as stories in which the reader knows the culprits all along, with the suspense coming from the race between the bad guys and the good guys hunting them. These three novels, Hour of the Hunter, Kiss of the Bees, and this new one, Day of the Dea [...]
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Dorie Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Day of The DeadBy JA Jance2005After retiring, former Sheriff Brandon Walker is invited to join the Last Chance Club, a club dedicated to solving Ling dead cold cases. He accepts, and the first case on his desk is from a case he was involved with years ago, and may have botched when he was Sheriff. This is incentive for him, to help him fight the boredom of retirement and to right a wrong he may be responsible for.Young girls are being taken from an orphanage from deep in Colonial Mexico with the [...]
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Debbie Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Since Brandon Walker had retired from being Pima County Sheriff, he had felt restless. Having something to do, something to investigate was just what he needed and what he finally had again. Being invited to be part of ‘The Last Chance’ (TLC - a group dedicated to finding answers to older, cold cases) was just the ticket. When Fat Crack sent a still grieving mother to him because of his connection to the group, Brandon jumped in and found a lead that brought him to suspect a connection betwe [...]
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Marca Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Found another Jance character I like. Ex-sheriff Brandon Walker. Walker is hired by a group called TLC, The Last Chance, a non-profit that examines cold cases. His first case – to find who brutally raped and murdered a young native girl in 1970. Walker soon finds similar cases over the years in other jurisdictions that were tabled because of lack of funds, or perhaps because the victims were young Indian girls and politics (both tribal and non) got in the way. Fortunately, with new technologie [...]
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Genie Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Third novel in the the ex-Sheriff Brandon Walker series, the very disturbing plot involving child molestation, sexual abuse, torture and murder make this a difficult book to read. Walker and his family live near the Tohono O'Odham Indian nation. Throughout the book, O'Odham legends and religious practices are told at the beginning of each chapter. While these legends are interesting, they have little to do with the plot except to give us a reprieve from the difficult subject matter.Walker joins [...]
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Ed Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
#3 in the Diana Ladd & Brandon Walker series. Most of the story falls on Walker as he agrees to accept the mission of looking into a 30 year old cold case involving the murder and dismemberment of teen-aged Indian girl. Daughter Lani is away at college as her mentor and his friend, Fat Crack, is wasting away from diabetes.Diana Ladd & Brandon Walker series - An old Tohono O'odham (Papago) woman, Emma Orozco, asks Walker for help in solving the brutal murder of her daughter, Roseanne, who [...]
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Mitch Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
I picked this one up after enjoying many of the Beaumont series of books. This was a drastic departure from those books, and whereas the general topic was disturbing, I had hopes that it would be a good murder mystery in general.Instead, I had major problems with two things. The first was all the detailed flashbacks for too many of the characters, especially those characters who really didn't have a long time in the story. For instance, the young Mexican girl whose entire family had been killed; [...]
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Jan Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
So scary that it seems true.
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Mark Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
I really like Jance's JP Beaumont and Joanna Brady serieswhen I read the first the 1st Brandon Walker and Diana Ladd novel, Hour of the Hunter, I thought the series wasn't up to the standards of the other series be honest,I was disappointedw I'm reading the 3rd one and I have been captured by Jance's use of "inter-chapters" of Native-American mythology carrying a theme for the stoyline the 1st novel it threw me off, but now I'm into its very much like Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath usage of sameWal [...]
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Lbaker Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
This series has grown on me over the years. I just re-read this book and truly enjoyed both the First Nations side of the story as well as the strong action side. One thing I do enjoy about J.A. Jance's multiple series is that as I age, so do the characters. It's nice to sympathize with their aches and pains.This series is harder to define than the author's other series. In a way there is no one "hero" of this book, there is retired sheriff Brandon Walker as primary, but there is also Brian Fell [...]
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Gloria Bernal Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
Oh my gosh, pretty gruesome, but hard to put down. The third installment (awaiting the 4th in 2010) in the Walker/Ladd series by Jance which takes place in the Tucson area. Having lived there I've enjoyed the locale and reading about the areas I know and recognize. This series is very different from the detective J.P. Beaumont (which we love - my husband and I are reading that series in order) and the Sheriff Brady series.This one left me thinking that I sure hope there is a hell in the afterlif [...]
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Amy Feb 21, 2019 - 20:48 PM
CD/Unabridged/Mystery: Too many characters. Too many meaningless flashbacks. This audio would have been so, so much better if it was abridged. I'm never going to listen or read another Brandon Walker novel. I'll stick with Joanna Brady.This one had too many issues. The narrator was fine, but the book is full of background details to characters that have no real purpose to the plot and solving the murders. The ending was extremely anti-climatic and a letdown. The bad guys get off way too easy. Al [...]
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Day of the Dead By J.A. Jance The Walker family survived the atrocities perpetrated by a serial killer and his crazed acolyte in both Hour of the Hunter and Kiss of the Bees But can they escape the vengeance of a new killer or killers whose sights have been set on their precious daughter, Lani Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico told they re traveling to aThe Walker family survived the atrocities perpetrated by a serial killer and his crazed acolyte in both Hour of the Hunter and Kiss of the Bees But can they escape the vengeance of a new killer or killers whose sights have been set on their precious daughter, Lani Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico told they re traveling to a loving adoptive family in southern Arizona, their hopes are high But the fate that waits for them is truly horrifying when death comes, it will be a blessing.Former Sheriff Brandon Walker is living the life of a reluctant retiree Playing golf while his wife, Diana Ladd, continues to write her bestselling tales of true crime, he desperately misses the action and sense of usefulness from days gone by When he s invited to join the Last Chance Club to review and attempt to solve long cold cases, he little imagines the first case to cross his path will be one he may have botched back when he was sheriff And when the case from all those decades past becomes entangled with a current murder, it seems a serial killer with a very long and shocking track record may be back in business.

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