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Jan Burke

USA flag (b.1953)

Jan Burke is an award winning author of novels and short stories. Burke was born in Texas, but has lived in Southern California most of her life. She is a winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Genres: Mystery
Irene Kelly
   1. Goodnight, Irene (1993)
   2. Sweet Dreams, Irene (1994)
   3. Dear Irene, (1995)
   4. Remember Me, Irene (1996)
   5. Hocus (1997)
   6. Liar (1998)
   7. Bones (1999)
   8. Flight (2001)
   9. Bloodlines (2005)
   10. Kidnapped (2006)
   11. Disturbance (2011)
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1997) : Hocus
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1998) : Liar
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : Hocus
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : Bones
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (2000) : Bones
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Flight
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Nine
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Bloodlines
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Kidnapped

Jan Burke recommends
Blackheart Highway (1999)
(Wil Hardesty, book 4)
Richard Barre
"Hang on tight - pulling out onto Blackheart Highway, you'll find that Richard Barre keeps the pedal to the metal all the way. This one's a winner. Save yourself a second trip to the bookstore and pick up the other books in the excellent Wil Hardesty series now."
Bangers (2003)
Gary Phillips
"Gary Phillips writes with raw power... You're about to take a wild ride."
The Green Room (2005)
(Storm Kayama Mystery, book 2)
Deborah Turrell Atkinson
"This tale will remind you of classic mysteries blending detective work and adventure."
Carousel Tides (2010)
(Archers Beach, book 1)
Sharon Lee
"Sharon Lee is one of my all-time favorite authors, a gifted storyteller whose work never fails to enchant.  With Carousel Tides she gives her fans another opportunity to spend time with fascinating characters, bringing them to life in a place that becomes so real you can smell the salt air around you.  Her fine hand with detail never lets the suspense falter, as mystery, folklore, and magic are artfully interwoven into a thoroughly engaging tale.  Carousel Tides will leave you eagerly awaiting the next novel by this master."
The Devotion of Suspect X (2011)
(Detective Galileo, book 1)
Keigo Higashino
"The Devotion of Suspect X has all the brilliant intricacy of the best Golden Age mysteries - puzzle within puzzle, twist after twist - with a modern sensibility. It is a wonderful, fresh take on the classic mystery's intellectual struggle between protagonist and antagonist, adds to it all the right amounts of tension and pacing, places it in a fascinating setting, and gives of all of this plenty of heart."
Exit (2016)
(Finn Teller Corporate Spy, book 2)
Twist Phelan
"Action-packed, with a new and capable hero!."

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