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Book Title: Until Proven Guilty
Author: J.A. Jance
Publication Year: 1985
Page count: 352ish (depending on your copy!)
Genre: Mystery
Brief Description: The little girl was only five, much too young to die -- a lost treasure who should have been cherished, not murdered.She could have been J.P. Beaumont's kid, and the determined Seattle homicide detective won't rest until her killer pays dearly. But the hunt is leading Beaumont into a murky world of religious fanaticism, and toward a beautiful, perilous obsession all his own. And suddenly Beau himself is a target -- because faith can be dangerous... and love can kill.

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Until Proven Guilty


Movie Title: The Departed
Release Year: 2006
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Brief Description: Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.



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Jul. 10th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
I would never kid myself about Jance being the best Mystery writer. Sometimes I feel surprised. Sometimes it feels too contrived. I decided to pick the 'first' JP Beaumont book in the series. Going through his divorce (still drinkin!). Dealing with that and a hard case. I hope it baffles you!

Also lol I wrote the wrong title but included the right cover/links the book is Until Proven Guilty. Man I was tired.

As for the Departed.. you know my love for it!
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Jul. 11th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah it is fun, when you're wrong about it thoug you're like WHAT SERIOUSLY? or right about it you're like "COME ON HOW DID YOU NOT SEE THIS." I devour mysteries. DEVOUR. That and true crime.

I think we should both start the departed at the same time and watch it together! :D
Jul. 15th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
1. Until Proven Guilty
Full disclosure: I don't like the mystery genre. They always feel cheap to me, and not in the cheesy romance novel way. Romance novels pull on a woman's deep-seated desire to belong. I don't know what mysteries are supposed to reach, but maybe I don't have it.

That said, I'm kinda glad I have to read this, because now (and once and for all) I can say I read an entire mystery novel -- a good one, recced by someone who likes the genre. Who knows. I may be surprised. I don't expect to be, but I'll keep an open mind.

2. The Departed

.... Fuck it.
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