VJ Books Features Jan Burke!
Jan Burke was born in Texas, but has lived in Southern California most of her life. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a degree in history.
She is a critically acclaimed and national bestselling author of fourteen books—twelve of crime fiction, a supernatural thriller, and a collection of short stories. She won one of crime fiction's top honors, the Edgar® Award for Best Novel, for Bones. Burke wrote her first book, Goodnight, Irene, in evenings after work. It was published in 1993.
Her short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and numerous anthologies and other magazines. Her books and stories have garnered Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, EQMM Readers and RT Booklovers awards, and nominations for the Anthony, Barry, Nero, and others.
Her books and stories have been published in many languages and have been optioned for film and television. Her novels have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.
Burke is an advocate for better funding of crime labs and the improvement of forensic science. She founded the non-profit Crime Lab Project.
She is the cohost, with D.P. Lyle, of Crime and Science Radio.
Jan Burke Selected Bibliography
Irene Kelly Mysteries
Goodnight, Irene - 1993
- Sweet Dreams, Irene - 1994
- Dear Irene - 1995
- Remember Me, Irene - 1996
- Hocus - 1997
- Liar - 1998
- Bones - 2000
- Bloodlines - 2005
- Kidnapped - 2006
- Disturbance - 2011
Frank Harriman Novels
- Nine - 2002
- 18 - 2003 (collection of short stories)
- The Messenger - 2009
Jan Burke Awards
- Edgar Winner, Best Novel, 1999: Bones
- Agatha Winner, Best Short Story, 2000: "The Man in the Civil Suit"
- Macavity Winner, Best Short Story, 2001: "The Abbey Ghosts"
- Macavity Winner, Best Short Story, 1994: "Unharmed"
- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers' Award Winner: "Unharmed"
- RT Reviewers Choice Award, Best Suspense/Thriller: "The Messenger"
- RT Reviewers Choice Award, Best Contemporary Mystery: "Bloodlines"
- RT Reviewers Choice Award, Best Contemporary Mystery: "Bones"
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