WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, Jonnie

Works: 30 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 9,614 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Thrillers (Fiction)  Legal stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3560.A2543, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jonnie Jacobs
Intent to harm by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a potential client known only as Betty is murdered right before her eyes and she is left wounded, San Francisco lawyer Kali O'Brien learns that this brutal crime is related to the puzzling disappearance of Betty's niece eight years earlier, immersing Kali in blackmail, corruption, sexual scandal, and family secrets. 20,000 first printing
The only suspect by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Sam Russell finds himself the only suspect in the murder of his wife, it will take the investigative skills of Hannah Montgomery to figure out if he is a monster who killed his wife, or if there is something much more sinister going on
Cold justice by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco attorney Kali O'Brien's best friend is murdered by someone following the pattern of the Bayside Strangler. The problem is that the Bayside Strangler was just executed
The next victim by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former District Attorney Kali O'Brien is horrified when she is informed that her brother, John, committed suicide after killing his ex-girlfriend Sloane Winslow and her housekeeper Olivia Perez
Motion to dismiss by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In San Francisco, a computer manufacturer is accused of rape by a woman he picked up at a bar. When she falls off a balcony, police figure it's murder and finger him as the suspect. Lawyer Kali O'Brien takes the case
Witness for the defense by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kali finds herself defending a wealthy woman accused of murdering the controversial radio show host who claimed to be he adopted daughter's biological father
Murder among us : a Kate Austen mystery by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an orphaned girl is murdered in a San Francisco park, sleuth Kate Austen, who was her teacher, opens an inquiry. She discovers the girl's guardian was taking money from her trust fund
Murder among strangers : a Kate Austen mystery by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After stopping to help a woman with a flat tire, Kate Austen has been kidnapped, taken to Idaho, and framed for murder
Lying with strangers by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Chloe Henderson was raised in foster homes. Aged out of the system when she turned 18, she moved in with her abusive boyfriend, Trace Rodriguez, hoping to make a life for herself and the child that they are expecting. While they're out for a Sunday drive, Trace stops at a convenience store in San Francisco's rundown Bayview neighborhood. He tells Chloe to wait in the car, but she goes in and interrupts a robbery in progress. Trace kills a customer and the clerk. Although horrified, Chloe is afraid of losing Trace and agrees to help him escape, thereby becoming an accomplice to the crime. The customer, Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Roy Walker, leaves behind a wife, Diana, and a son. As the case progresses, Diana learns that Roy has kept some very dark secrets from her. Then, after her son accidently runs into Chloe on his bicycle, Chloe and Diana connect and discover that their lives are linked in unexpected ways."--
Paradise Falls by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against her wishes, Detective Rayna Godwin must pair with her ex-lover, FBI agent Neal Cody, to investigate the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl, whose mother thinks that her stepson is responsible
Evidence of guilt : a Kali O'Brien mystery by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer Kali O'Brien of California reluctantly agrees to represent a handsome rake accused of killing a waitress and her daughter. O'Brien dislikes the man on sight. But first impressions can be deceiving and as she learns more about the waitress and the company she kept, O'Brien concludes her client may be innocent after all. By the author of Shadow of Doubt
Murder among friends : a Kate Austen mystery by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art consultant Kate Austen visits a neighbor and finds her dead, pills and whisky by her side. Police say suicide, but as Kate observes, she didn't like whisky and why kill herself just when she is awarded a handsome alimony?
Shadow of doubt : a Kali O'Brien mystery by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco lawyer Kali O'Brien returns to her hometown for her father's funeral. While there, the husband of Kali's best friend is shot. When police discover the husband had a mistress and the gun belonged to his wife, they put two and two together. Now, only Kali can save the woman
Murder among neighbors by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her husband off in Europe "finding himself," Kate Austen must cope with life in the San Francisco suburbs, but her world is suddenly transformed by the murder of her neighbor and fellow carpooler and the arrival of handsome homicide detective Michael Stone
Payback by Jonnie Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marta Crawford is away on business when she stops at the hotel bar after a particularly difficult day. There she meets the charming Todd Wilson and, much to her dismay, wakes up the next morning in his bed. Filled with remorse and regret, she tells Todd she's made a terrible mistake and puts her reckless behavior behind her. But Todd isn't willing to let go. He follows her, worms his way into all corners of her life, befriends her husband and her business partner and seduces her teenage daughter, Jamie. Is there any way Marta can get him out of her life?
Sleuthing Women : 10 First-in-Series Mysteries by Mary Kennedy( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 full-length mysteries by 10 award-winning & bestselling authors, each the first in an established multi-book series—over 3,000 pages.Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun, an Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery by Lois Winston—Working mom Anastasia is clueless about her husband’s gambling addiction until he permanently cashes in his chips and her comfortable middle-class life craps out. He leaves her with staggering debt, his communist mother, and a loan shark demanding $50,000. Then she’s accused of murder…Murder Among Neighbors, a Kate Austen Suburban Mystery by Jonnie Jacobs—When Kate Austen’s socialite neighbor is murdered, Kate becomes involved in steamy secrets that bring her face to face with shocking truths—and handsome detective Michael Stone.Skeleton in a Dead Space, a Kelly O’Connell Mystery by Judy Alter—Real estate isn’t a dangerous profession until Kelly O’Connell stumbles over a skeleton and runs into serial killers and cold-blooded murderers in a home being renovated. Kelly goes through life trying to protect her kids and keep from angering her policeman boyfriend.In for a Penny, a Cleopatra Jones Mystery by Maggie Toussaint—Accountant Cleo faces an unwanted hazard when her golf ball lands on a dead banker. The cops think her BFF shot him, so Cleo sets out to prove them wrong, and winds up with a target on her back.The Hydrogen Murder, a Periodic Table Mystery by Camille Minichino—A retired physicist returns to her hometown in Massachusetts and moves into an apartment above her friends' funeral home. When she signs on to help the Police Department with a science-related homicide, she doesn't realize she may have hundreds of cases ahead of her.Retirement Can Be Murder, A Baby Boomer Mystery by Susan Santangelo—Carol Andrews dreads her husband Jim’s upcoming retirement. She can’t imagine anything worse than having an at-home husband with time on his hands and nothing to fill it—until Jim is suspected of murdering his retirement coach.Dead Air, A Talk Radio Mystery by Mary Kennedy—Psychologist Maggie Walsh moves from NY to Florida to become host of WYME's On the Couch with Maggie Walsh. When her New Age prophet guest turns up dead, her new roommate becomes the prime suspect. Maggie must prove her innocent while dealing with a killer who needs more than just therapy.A Dead Red Cadillac, A Dead Red Mystery by RP Dahlke—When her vintage Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask aero-ag pilot Lalla Bains why an elderly widowed piano teacher is found strapped in the driver’s seat. Lalla confronts suspects, informants, cross-dressers, drug-running crop dusters, and a crazy Chihuahua on her quest to find the killer.Murder is a Family Business, an Alvarez Family Murder Mystery by Heather Haven—Just because a man cheats on his wife and makes Danny DeVito look tall, dark and handsome, is that any reason to kill him? The reluctant and quirky PI, Lee Alvarez, has her work cut out for her when the man is murdered on her watch.Murder, Honey, a Carol Sabala Mystery by Vinnie Hansen—When the head chef collapses into baker Carol Sabala’s cookie dough, she's thrust into her first murder investigation
Sleuthing Women. 10 Mystery Novellas( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 10 mystery novellas featuring murder & assorted mayhem by 10 critically acclaimed, award-winning & bestselling authors. Each is a tie-in to an established multi-book series—a total of over 800 pages of amateur sleuth, caper, cozy, and female P.I. mysteries.Frosted, A Moreno & Hart Novella by Allison Brennan & Laura Griffin—Three years ago LAPD Detective Scarlet Moreno and rookie cop Krista Hart were nearly killed during a botched sting operation. Now they’re best friends and partners in the Orange County private investigation firm of Moreno & Hart. But their routine assignments are anything but safe.Crewel Intentions, An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Novella by Lois Winston—Craft editor Anastasia Pollack receives a desperate call from former fashion editor Erica Milano, now in Witness Protection. Erica is being stalked and is afraid to notify the authorities. She once saved Anastasia’s life. Will Anastasia be able to return the favor before the stalker strikes?No Quarter, A Cleopatra Jones Novella by Maggie Toussaint—Amnesia, the doctor says when accountant Cleopatra Jones wakes in a distant hospital. Hours later most of her memory returns. Detective Jack Martinez visits Cleo’s nearby wealthy client, only she’s dead and broke. To Cleo’s horror, she’s a murder suspect. Will she totally recover her memory before the killer returns?What the Widow Knew, A Kali-O’Brien Novella by Jonnie Jacobs—Attorney Kali O’Brien takes on the case of a young woman accused of murdering her much older, rich husband. As evidence mounts and possible suspects are eliminated, Kali’s doubts about her client’s innocence grow. Meanwhile, Kali is also grappling with her feelings for longtime boyfriend Detective Bryce Keating.The Magnesium Murder, A Periodic Table Mystery by Camille Minichino—While freelance embalmer Anastasia Brent prepares the body of a young bride-to-be, she learns the girl’s mother suspects foul play. Once again Anastasia is pressed into service as a sleuth, following a trail of clues in search of a murderer and justice.Honeymoons Can Be Murder, A Lee Alvarez Novella by Heather Haven— When PI Lee Alvarez goes on her honeymoon with bridegroom Gurn Hanson, they find a dead woman practically on their doorstep. Kauai breezes may be soft, but there are gale force winds of accusation against Gurn. Will Lee find the real killer before her new hubby gets sent to a Hawaiian hoosegow?Smoked Meat, A Carol Sabala Novella by Vinnie Hansen—Baker and wannabe sleuth Carol Sabala visits her mother for a family Christmas get-together. It’s murder, in more ways than one.A Deadly Fundraiser, A Talk Radio Novella by Mary Kennedy—When radio talk show host Dr. Maggie Walsh and her pals start digging up clues in a scavenger hunt at a glitzy fundraiser, the game suddenly turns deadly. Will Maggie and her team be able to crack the case and solve the crime?The Color of Fear. A Kelly O’Connell Novella by Judy Alter—Kelly receives a written kidnap threat targeting her infant daughter Gracie. Kelly’s assistant Keisha narrates as Kelly and her family plot their precautions, but as time passes and the threat still looms, fear takes a toll on the family…and on Keisha.Papa’s Ghost, A Gladdy Gold Mystery Novella by Rita Lakin—Gladdy and her girls accept an assignment iat a famous resort in Key West, thinking it will combine business with pleasure. Once they arrive, Gladdy suspects something is strange. Not only is
Cold Justice : Kali O'Brien Legal Suspense, #5 by Jonnie Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere do startling intrigue and enthralling authenticity come together so powerfully as in the Kali O’Brien thrillers from former attorney Jonnie Jacobs. Now the San Francisco lawyer takes on a case that hits too close to home: the murder of her best friend by a serial killer who steps from the very pages of Kali’s own past . . .When her friend Anne misses a dinner engagement, Kali knows that something must be wrong, but nothing could possibly prepare her for the news that Anne’s body as been found – strangled and provocatively posed next to a Dumpster. When a yellow rose and a poem are sent to Anne’s husband, Kali’s worst fears are realized.Kali has seen that particular calling card before. Eight years ago, while working for the district attorney’s office, she helped to prosecute a serial killer known as the Bayside Strangler – a man recently executed for his crimes. When Anne’s death is followed by another similar one, it raises the possibility that either an innocent man was executed – or a dangerous copycat is on the loose. Either way spells doom for Owen Nelson, the ambitions DA who became famous for putting the Bayside Strangler behind bars – and who is now running for governor of California.With his political career hanging in the balances, Owen persuades Kali to return to the DA’s office for one purpose only: to obtain an airtight conviction. Now, Kali must put aside her grief and delve deeply into the sealed secrets of a case long thought closed, searching for the clue that links the past to the present – and for the deadly mistake that let a killer walk free, waiting for the chance to strike again. When a third body is discovered, Kali realizes that the victims are anything but random. A chilling pattern is emerging, a pattern that points directly to the next target – Kali herself . .
Intent to Harm : Kali O'Brien Legal Suspense, #6 by Jonnie Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine losing what you love most.Don’t say I didn’t warn you . . .The woman gives her name as Betty. No last name. No phone number. Just a meeting place – a deserted, wooded park on the outskirts of Lake Tahoe. The retainer is a healthy one. The one condition – come alone. San Francisco attorney Kali O’Brien understands client confidentiality, but something about Betty’s urgent request has her a little spooked. Whatever secrets the woman is hiding must be very incriminating – and very dangerous – to demand such privacy.But Kali never gets that information. The moment Betty meets with Kali, she’s shot and killed by a sniper, and Kali barely escapes with her life. She’s left with more questions than answers. Why did the woman go to such lengths to ensure secrecy? What is important enough to protect at such cost? And then there’s the last thing Betty every said – a cryptic phrase that leads Kali to another unsolved case – the mysterious disappearance of a woman eight years earlier.As Kali get closer to discovering the truth, a killer is right behind her, anticipating her every move, waiting for her to play into his very lethal hands .
Evidence of Guilt : Kali O'Brien legal suspense, #2 by Jonnie Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a local waitress and her five-year-old daughter are murdered, Wes Harding -- a former classmate of Kali's who had a reputation as the town's worst troublemaker -- becomes the prime suspect. Kali agrees to represent him, but is stunned when he refuses to help in his own defense, and won't explain why.This is the second in the Kali O'Brien series
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The only suspectCold justiceThe next victimMotion to dismissWitness for the defenseMurder among us : a Kate Austen mysteryMurder among strangers : a Kate Austen mysteryEvidence of guilt : a Kali O'Brien mystery