Books by Jane Jakeman

The author, Jane Jakeman, is Welsh by birth. She now lives in Oxford, England, with her husband and their two half-Siamese cats, Philosopher and Explorer. Jane has a doctorate in art history from Oxford University. She is the author of numerous articles a


IN THE CITY OF DARK WATERS by Jane Jakeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"An enthralling tale of depravity and injustice from Jakeman (The Egyptian Coffin, 2005, etc.) that will keep readers on the edge of their seats."
The palazzos of the hauntingly beautiful city of Venice hide the malignant secrets of dying families. Read full book review >
THE EGYPTIAN COFFIN by Jane Jakeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Less a mystery than a Gothic romance with an all-too-familiar wicked uncle. But Malfine is an appealing hero, and history buffs will appreciate the evocative descriptions of England and Egypt and the information on the slave trade."
A suspicious riding accident in the West Country of England leads to adventures in 1830 Egypt. Read full book review >
LET THERE BE BLOOD by Jane Jakeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Jakeman (In the Kingdom of Mists, p. 17, etc.) sets the scene, introduces her appealing hero, and moves the plot along with professional efficiency, though the solution will depend on an extended and suspiciously convenient series of revelations."
A scarred nobleman returning from the war for Greek independence investigates the murders of a neighboring farmer and his son. Read full book review >
IN THE KINGDOM OF MISTS by Jane Jakeman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 2, 2004

"Tacking between aesthetic sublimity and human depravation, Jakeman (Death in the South of France, 2001) provides a strong brew for readers willing to accept a revered artist whose past is nearly as disturbing as her killer's."
It's 1900, and as Claude Monet toils to capture the light that sifts through London's fogs, a darker artist plies his grisly trade a stone's throw away. Read full book review >
DEATH IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE by Jane Jakeman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Crisp, vividly evocative prose, interesting people, arresting plot, and unusual background: a fresh, absorbing debut."
As the fashionable Riviera city of Cannes prepares for its annual film festival, newly appointed examining magistrate Cecile Galant is struggling with a series of brutal killings by an unknown assassin named The Mutilator—and an apparently stand-alone murder, the strangling of Rosie Cashel, a young Englishwoman living in the Villa Bleue. Read full book review >