New Joanna Brady novel coming

A new Sheriff Joanna Brady novel is coming Sept. 6, and though it’s a mystery novel, it’s announcement also solved a mystery for us.

Some weeks back, we had the pleasure of providing a J.A. Jance/Joanna Brady jeep tour for some of her fans. That had just spoken with the author at one of here booksignings and she had recommended the tour (thanks, again!) and had told them to have us point out Geronimo.

Joanna Brady, DeadfallNow Geronimo is a peak in the southern end of the Mule Mountains, in which Bisbee and its suburbs sit, and it’s alternately known as Gold Hill. (Here’s a piece Gary wrote on Bisbee hills with two names.) I couldn’t figure out why she wanted them to know about Geronimo.

Then I saw the notice about the upcoming new novel, Downfall, which will be available Sept. 6. Here’s what the blurb has to say:

Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. What’s the connection between these two women? Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim?

Now we know. All that remains is awaiting the 15th Joanna Brady novel.