As part of the Cannon Beach Library’s Northwest Author Series, mystery writer J.A. Jance will speak at 4 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Coaster Theatre.
Since 1985, Jance has published 22 Detective Beaumont books; 17 Joanna Brady mysteries, set in southeastern Arizona where she grew up; and nine Ali Reynolds books, set in Sedona, Ariz.
In addition there are four thrillers, starting with Hour of the Hunter and Kiss of the Bees, that reflect what she learned during the years when she taught on the Tohono O’Odham reservation west of Tucson, Ariz.
Her latest book, “Remains of Innocence,” published last month, is another in the Brady series.
Jance is a Top 10 New York Times bestselling author.
Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Ariz., Jance lives with her husband in Seattle and Tuscon.