DEN OF INIQUITY: J.A. Jance’s Next J. P. Beaumont Novel Announced

Almost two years to the day since the release of her last J.P Beaumont novel, J.A. Jance’s twenty-third book in her New York Times bestselling series has finally been announced. It’s called Den Of Iniquity, and it’ll hit bookstores on October 8th.

Jance, who has no shortage of must-read series, has somehow managed to juggle her fan-favorite characters, finding room for Joanna Brady, Ali Reynolds, and Beaumont to thrive. It creates a busy writing schedule for the author—real name Judith Ann Jance, and now 80 years young—who has shown no signs of slowing down since she broke into the genre with her head-turning 1985 debut, Until Proven Guilty. And for all of her franchise-leading characters, it was J.P. Beaumont who was introduced first in that very book and who has starred in twenty-two novels to date, earning a special place in the hearts of readers.

Check out the official plot synopsis for Den of Iniquity below.


Den Of Iniquity by J.A. Jance

Available October 8th, 2024

William Morrow

New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance returns with a new pulse-pounding suspense novel featuring beloved private investigator J. P. Beaumont as his investigation of a seemingly accidental death uncovers a complex web of evil.

Former Seattle homicide cop J. P. Beaumont faces trouble in the small town of Ashland, as both his personal and professional lives are thrown into turmoil. Beau’s daughter and son-in-law are having marital troubles, and his grandson, a senior in high school, shows up on his doorstep, wanting to live with Beau and his wife Mel as he finishes out the school year.

Meanwhile, a friend from his past asks for Beau’s help in looking into what appears to be an accidental death. A young man died of a fentanyl overdose, but those closest to him are convinced that he would never have used the drug, and that something much more sinister has happened. Beau agrees to unofficially reopen the case, and his investigation leads him to uncover similar mysterious deaths that all point to a most unlikely suspect.

As the case becomes more complicated than he could have imagined, and past and present mysteries collide, it will take everything Beau has to track down a dangerous vigilante killer.



J.A. Jance is the New York Times best selling author of 46 contemporary mysteries in four different series. A voracious reader, J. A. Jance knew she wanted to be a writer from the moment she read her first Wizard of Oz book in second grade. Always drawn to mysteries, from Nancy Drew right through John D. McDonald’s Travis Magee series, it was only natural that when she tried her hand at writing her first book, it would be a mystery as well. J. A. Jance went on to become the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family, and Edge of Evil. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. Jance is an avid crusader for many causes, including the American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club, the Humane Society, the YMCA, and the Girl Scouts. A lover of animals, she has a rescued Dachshund named Bella.

Readers excited for Jance’s next J.B. Beaumont novel can now pre-order Den Of Iniquity here or anywhere else books are sold.


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