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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). In Fires of London (2012), she re-imagined painter Francis Bacon as an amateur detective. That novel went on to critical acclaim, and the follow-up, Prisoner of the Riviera (2013) won a Lamda Literary Award. The third and final Francis Bacon mystery, Moon Over Tangier, is available now, as paperback and an eBook. Publishers Weekly called it "irresistibly readable"—get it here!
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