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Janice Law

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Janice Law (b. 1941) is an acclaimed author of mystery fiction. The Watergate scandal inspired her to write her first novel, The Big Payoff (1977), which introduced Anna Peters, a street-smart young woman who blackmails her boss, a corrupt oil executive. The novel was a success, winning an Edgar nomination, and Law went on to write eight more in the series, including Death Under Par (1980) and Cross-Check (1997).

After Death Under Par, Law set aside the character for several years to write historical mysteries The Countess (1989) and All the King’s Ladies (1986). After concluding the Peters series, she wrote three stand-alone suspense novels: The Night Bus (2000), The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed (2002), and Voices (2003). Since then, Law has f
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Fires of London (Francis Ba...

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The Prisoner of the Riviera...

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The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed

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Moon Over Tangier (Francis ...

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The Night Bus

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Voices

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Nights in Berlin (Francis B...

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A Safe Place to Die

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All the King's Ladies

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Backfire (Anna Peters, #7)

2.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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