WorldCat Identities

Bean, Joyce

Overview
Works: 587 works in 3,053 publications in 1 language and 96,516 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Road fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Director, Author
Classifications: PS3568.O243, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joyce Bean
Angels fall by Nora Roberts( Recording )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman witnesses a murder on a remote mountain, but only one man believe her
Blue smoke by Nora Roberts( Recording )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuing a career as an arson investigator after a fire destroys her family's pizzeria, Reena Hale embarks on a relationship with Bo Goodnight and finds herself targeted by an arsonist who taunts her with threatening phone calls
A turn in the road by Debbie Macomber( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. They're driving to Florida for Ruth's 50th high school reunion. A long-time widow, Ruth would like very much to reconnect with Royce, the love of her youth. Bethanne's ex-husband, Grant, would like to reconcile, so she also has a major life decision to consider. And Annie is out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him. But even the best-laid plans can take an unexpected turn -- or even be completely derailed
Burn by Nevada Barr( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Pigeon, a Ranger with the National Park Service, is on administrative leave from her job as she recovers from the traumas of the past couple of months -- while the physical wounds have healed, the emotional ones are still healing. With her new husband busy and back at work, Anna decides to go to stay with an old friend from the Park Service, Geneva, who works as a singer at the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. Anna isn't in town long before she crosses paths with a tenant of Geneva's, a creepy guy named Jordan. She discovers what seems to be an attempt to place a curse on her -- a gruesomely killed pigeon marked with runic symbols -- and begins slowly to find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans
Tailspin by Catherine Coulter( Recording )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respected psychologist Dr. Timothy MacLean has been diagnosed with a disorder that alters his behavior and lowers his inhibitions, meaning he can no longer be trusted to keep his patients' secrets. Now it seems that one of them is willing to kill to keep him quiet
Dark summer by Iris Johansen( Recording )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction. Jude Marrock is out for revenge and has no choice but to involve Devon in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with an escalating body count. She doesn't trust him one bit, but when the shots start flying and friends start falling, she finds herself with nowhere else to run. And there are innocent lives, both human and animal, at stake, including Ned and his mysterious pack. Is Jude her salvation or her damnation? Are the secrets he's protecting worth killing for ... or dying for?"--Container
The rope by Nevada Barr( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What started as a simple hike through the park turns into a nightmare when Anna Pigeon wakes up in the bottom of a dry well, naked, without any of her supplies, and no memory as to how she got there. Using her own wits and nothing else, Anna must fight to escape this deadly prison, and then find out who put her there
Burn by Linda Howard( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jennifer goes on a ten-day cruise, she meets Cael and the sparks fly. However, a dangerous stranger onboard interrupts their romance when he wraps Jen up in his troublesome plan
The valley of amazement by Amy Tan( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violet is one of the most celebrated courtesans in Shanghai, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has honed her ability to become any man's fantasy since her start as a 'Virgin Courtesan' at the age of twelve. Half-Chinese and half-American, she moves effortlessly between the East and the West. But her talents belie her private struggle to understand who she really is and her search for a home in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her
Devious : a Bentz and Montoya novel by Lisa Jackson( Recording )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of young novice Sister Camille is found garroted in St. Marguerite's cathedral, New Orleans Detectives Bentz and Montoya are called in. Bentz is sure Father O'Toole is their man. But there are other suspects, too, including a ruthless murderer believed to have died years ago
Absolute fear by Lisa Jackson( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve Renner has returned to New Orleans to forget the past?but it will not be so easily forgotten. The cold-blooded killings that culminated in a near fatal attempt on her life three months ago have begun again. The crimes are bizarre, baffling, but all connected to Our Lady of Virtues Hospital, the crumbling old asylum that was once the scene of unspeakable madness. Eve's father was a doctor there, and she spent hours exploring its forbidden passageways. Somewhere in its decaying rooms lies the key to a terrible crime. And the only man she can trust with the search is Cole Dennis, her former lover and, just possibly, a cold-blooded killer. Now, as memories begin to surface, someone is watching, planning? For the sins of the past must be revealed, the crimes brought to justice, and the price paid? in blood
Blood ties by Kay Hooper( Recording )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Special Crimes Unit finds itself targeted by a monster intent on destroying both Noah Bishop and his people
Blood sins by Kay Hooper( Recording )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elite FBI Special Crimes Unit is back to fight a serial killer with a thirst for more than just blood
Loving Frank : a novel by Nancy Horan( Recording )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society
Malice by Lisa Jackson( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in a New Orleans hospital, Detective Rick Bentz smells his first wife's perfume. He then sees his ex-wife Jennifer in the doorway, but she's been dead for twelve years. Rick begins to see Jennifer regularly, as if she is haunting him. It was Bentz who identified her body after her car wreck, which he never doubted until now
Fired up by Jayne Ann Krentz( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Willows irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder, Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations
Blood dreams by Kay Hooper( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a killer on the loose, and Bishop and his FBI Special Crimes Unit are on the case. This killer is the most fearful kind, because he has no boundaries, conscience, or fear of being caught. His latest victim, the daughter of a powerful U.S. senator, gains national media attention for the case. Soon, Bishop and crew realize that they're treading in new, very frightening, territory
Guilty by Karen Robards( Recording )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate White, single mother and assistant Philadelphia DA, must fight for her life and the life of her son as the terrible events of her past return with a vengeance and the only hope she seems to have lies with homicide detective Tom Braga--a man she has no reason to trust
Shadow dance : a novel by Julie Garwood( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the reception of Jordan Buchanan's brother and best friend, Kate MacKenna they have a wedding crasher. He claims that there's bad blood between the Buchanan and MacKenna clans that goes back to ancient Scotland, involving the Buchanan theft of a coveted MacKenna treasure
Innocent in death by J. D Robb( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The death of history teacher Craig Foster devastated his young wife, who'd sent him off to work that morning with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the Upper West Side private school. And as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids, they may have been traumatized for life. Lieutenant Eve Dallas, of course, is more hardened to murder cases. And this is clearly a murder case. That lovingly packed lunch was tainted with deadly ricin. And Mr. Foster's colleagues, shocked as they may be, have some shocking secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to get a feel for all the potential suspects, and find out why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant ... so innocent. Now Magdelana Percell -- there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde - an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke, from his days on the wrong side of the law -- has turned up in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Unfortunately, Roarke seems blind to Magdelana's manipulation, but not to her shapely figure and flirtatious ways. And he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about ... and none of Eve's business. Eve's so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on the Foster case. Still, she'll have to put aside her anger, jealousy, and heartbreak, for a while at least - because another man has just turned up dead, and the case is taking some strange turns and hitting some frustrating dead ends. Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a façade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage"--Publisher's web site
 
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A turn in the road
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Blue smokeA turn in the roadBurnTailspinDark summerBurnDevious : a Bentz and Montoya novelAbsolute fear