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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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Average rating: 3.56 · 516 ratings · 136 reviews · 35 distinct works · Similar authors
Fires of London (Francis Ba...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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The Prisoner of the Riviera...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Moon Over Tangier (Francis ...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Night Bus
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Voices
2.73 of 5 stars 2.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2003
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All the King's Ladies
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Backfire (Anna Peters, #7)
2.83 of 5 stars 2.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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A Safe Place to Die
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Time Lapse (Anna Peters, #6)
2.29 of 5 stars 2.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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This is a terrific book, not just a good sports book, because of the quality of the writing, the author's insight into the personalities of the rowers, and most of all, because of the gripping personal stories of the crew.
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Really an imaginative work.
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