Janet Dawson

Biography

In elementary school, Janet Dawson wrote mysteries in longhand on lined binder paper, influenced by those blue-backed Nancy Drew books she devoured. Now Janet writes about private investigator Jeri Howard. Her first book, Kindred Crimes, won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America contest for Best Private Eye Novel, and was nominated for Shamus, Anthony and Macavity awards. Other books include Till The Old Men Die, Take A Number, Don't Turn Your Back On The Ocean, Nobody's Child, A Credible Threat, Where The Bodies Are Buried, A Killing At The Track, and Bit Player. Her latest book is a suspense novel, What You Wish For.

Janet was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Colorado. With a journalism degree from the University of Colorado, she worked as a newspaper reporter, then joined the Navy. An enlisted journalist, she wrote news and features in public affairs offices in Guam and Pensacola, FL. As an officer, her duties took her to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives in Alameda. Janet has a master's degree in history from California State University East Bay and can't think of anything she wants to study enough to go back to grad school. She currently works at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Books

A Killing At The Track
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Some people will do anything to make a killing at the racetrack. Dope a horse, bribe a jockey – or murder a trainer. Private investigator Jeri Howard discovers dangerous odds on the track’s backside.
Where The Bodies Are Buried
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,010. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Oakland private eye Jeri Howard had a client, but he was murdered. Why did he need a private investigator? Maybe the answer is at the company where he worked. Jeri goes to work, undercover, to find out where the bodies are buried.
Witness To Evil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,480. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Darcy Stefano is seventeen, going on forty. She swiped her mother's credit card and went to Paris. The Stefanos have more money than sense. So they pay Oakland private eye Jeri Howard to go to the City of Lights and retrieve their errant daughter. Darcy and Jeri come face-to-face with long-ago evil and its modern-day counterpart.
A Credible Threat
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,020. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Oakland PI Jeri Howard searches for reasons as threats and vandalism frighten the residents of a house near the university in Berkeley. After a violent incident, murder could be next. Or has it already happened?
Nobody's Child
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,340. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It's a cold dreary winter as Oakland private investigator Jeri Howard looks for a little lost child. The toddler's mother was murdered and it looks like this is a child that nobody wants.
Don't Turn Your Back On The Ocean
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,120. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Even private eyes take vacations - but this one isn't turning out the way Oakland detective Jeri Howard had hoped. It's more work than play, especially when murder enters the picture.
Take A Number
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,570. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
“Sam Raynor was the biggest slug that ever oozed across my path,” says Oakland private eye Jeri Howard. “Anyone who wanted to kill him would have to take a number and get in line.” Someone does murder Sam, and there's a long, long line of suspects.
Till The Old Men Die
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,200. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The past never dies. It's just covered up. That's what Oakland private eye Jeri Howard discovers when she investigates the murder of her father's friend and fellow professor.
Kindred Crimes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A simple missing persons case? Oakland private eye Jeri Howard looks for a missing wife and discovers plenty of complications - and murder, both old and new.

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