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Jane Finnis

Mystery Author

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Novels

Shadows in the Night UK cover
Hardback, ebook and trade paperback published 2012 in UK by Head of Zeus

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Print and ebook editions published 2011 in USA by Poisoned Pen Press

Buried Too Deep US cover
Print and ebook editions published 2008 in USA by Poisoned Pen Press

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Print editions published 2005 in USA by Poisoned Pen Press; now also an ebook

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Original edition of GET OUT OR DIE, published 2003 in USA by Poisoned Pen Press

Welcome to my website, now that summer's really here. Whether you're at home or away this year, I hope you'll get plenty of chance to sit in the sun and relax by reading some good mysteries.

Ebook sales of books continue to flourish alongside print sales, and mine are no exception. You can buy them individually in all ebook formats, or there's a box set of all four Aurelia Marcella Roman mysteries in a single collection published by Head of Zeus in London. Full details of the various electronic formats and where to buy them are at aureliamarcella.com

Aurelia's mysteries, published in the USA by Poisoned Pen Press and in the UK by Head of Zeus, tell of life and death in first-century Roman Britain, the turbulent province of Britannia, on the very edge of the Roman Empire. They all feature innkeeper Aurelia as a reluctant sleuth.

In SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT, the first in the sequence, we learn how Aurelia was originally drawn into solving crimes, and the danger she found herself in as a result. We meet her family at their mansio (inn) near York, and encounter the varied mixture of people who live in northern Britannia: Roman settlers and soldiers, native British tribesmen, some friendly and some hostile...and of course several characters who are not at all what they seem.

SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT is published in hardback, trade paperback and all formats of ebook in the UK. The paperback isn't as widely distributed here as the hardback, but you can order it from your favourite bookshop, or better still, buy signed copies from my website. Full details are on my book order page.

Whet your appetite by reading the first few pages of
SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT, and see 
what the reviewers say

UK print versions of the later Aurelia books aren't out yet, but all of them will continue to be published in the USA by Poisoned Pen Press, and available for UK readers from on-line bookstores, or you can buy signed copies from my website. Visit the book order page.

And if you like to read by listening, the first three in the series are available as MP3 audiobooks from this website. Order an audiobook here.

I also have some short stories published in anthologies, and I'm in stellar company - short mysteries are a wonderful way to sample the work of writers you haven't read before, and of course writers you already know and want to read again!

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Latest news

The Local Author Evening at Waterstones in York on August 15th was great fun, and many thanks to everyone who entered my prize draw to win a free copy of an Aurelia Marcella mystery. As promised, I've drawn two names at random out of a box (there were too many entries for a hat) and the winners are David Stephen and Declan
Biswas-Hughes. Congratulations!

Short stories


The 2014 Crime Writers' Association mystery short stories anthology, published by Severn House


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The 2011 Crime Writers' Association anthology of mystery 
short stories published by Severn House

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Published 2003
by Robinson (UK)
and Carroll & Graf (USA)

About Jane

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