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Jane K. Cleland's Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series, An Antiques Road Show for Mystery Fans

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New York is now my hometown
About Me:
I used to own a rare book and antiques store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and now live in New York City with my husband. My first Josie Prescott mystery, CONSIGNED TO DEATH was nominated for both the Agatha Award and the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, as well as for the Deadly Ink's David Award.

I am the Chair of the Wolfe Pack's literary awards, including the Nero and the new Black Orchid Novella Award (in partnership with Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine) and President of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter.

My third Josie Prescott mystery, Antiques to Die For, was published in April, 2008, and my Fourth, Killer Keepsakes, will be published in April, 2009. I am thrilled to discuss my writing and books with you. Please send me a blog comment or email me.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe
John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee
Robert B. Parker's Spencer
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct

Find Out More About ANTIQUES TO DIE FOR (April 15, 2008), the third Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery

* Listen to or read the Excerpt Podcast
* Read a synopsis or the Publisher's Weekly review
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for 2 inscribed Josie Presott martini glasses)
* Visit my web site for loads of information about Josie and antiques

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Staging the Scene: The Story Behind the New York Times Story

Each Sunday, The New York Times’ Real Estate section showcases a city residence. The feature is called “Habitat” and the articles don’t merely profile a residence; rather, the stories discuss how the space suits the people who live there. When my husband, Joe Stanko, and I learned that the New York Times was interested in featuring our apartment, one question came to our minds: Where in God’s name would we stash our stuff?

If you’ve never lived in New York City, you don’t know what… Continue

Posted on December 11, 2008 at 12:12pm

Jane's Favorite Building in New York

When I stand on my balcony, I can see the United Nations, the East River, the famous Pepsi sign, and Egypt, Nigeria, and Kuwait's missions to the U.N. But most of the time, that's not where I look. My attention is usually fixed on one of the United Nations Plaza buildings. It's my favorite building in New York.

Look at the top. Doesn't it appear to be paper thin? Isn't that astonishing? How do architects and builders do that? What… Continue

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 5:19am — 2 Comments

Jane's Guest of Honor Interview: Cool Questions

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Jane's Guest of Honor Interview: Cool Questions

As the guest of honor at this year's Deadly Ink Mystery Conference, I was interviewed by author Cheryl Solimini.Here are Cheryl's way cool questions and my answers.

1. What…


Posted on July 14, 2008 at 12:30am

What Kind of Horse Are You?

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What Kind of Horse Are You?

I'm not a clothes horse. I select outfits for comfort, not style. In other words, I'm a comfort horse.

When I was twelve, my father told me that he would gladly pay for any and all beauty treatments. He liked his women well-kempt. My mother was more of a comfort-first sort of gal, so this was his way of suggesting that I try a…


Posted on May 12, 2008 at 11:30am

Gravitas for Cozy Gals

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At the recent mystery conference, Left Coast Crime, I moderated a panel entitled, “What’s My Niche? Cozies With a Theme.” As the author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries, that topic is right up my alley.

My panel was intended…


Posted on April 6, 2008 at 6:30am

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At 10:10am on November 26, 2008, J.R. Lindermuth said…
Hi Jane,
Sorry to say I haven't read your books yet.But they are definitely on my (way too big!) to read list.
At 9:19am on November 26, 2008, Jane Cleland said…
Thanks so much for letting me know! I really appreciate it.

Warmly, Jane
At 12:34am on November 22, 2008, J.R. Lindermuth said…
Hi Jane,
Enjoyed your story Killing Time in the Nov. issue of AHMM.
At 6:44am on November 19, 2008, Patrick Balester said…
Hi Jane,

What a nice article they printed in the NYT about you, "Artists in Residence". Nice profile...and you're right, the countryside can be scary (LOL) which helps keep us writers busy!
At 9:23pm on May 2, 2008, Jane Cleland said…
Hi Annette,

It was great to meet you too! Hope to see you again soon at another event.

Warmly, Jane
At 11:00pm on April 29, 2008, Annette Dashofy said…
Hi, Jane,
It was nice to meet you yesterday at the Festival of Mystery.
At 10:59am on March 31, 2008, MysteryDawg said…
Hi Jane,

Thanks. They sound clear. I wil spend a little later tonight listening to them

At 11:36pm on March 27, 2008, Betty Gordon said…
Jane, thanks for the invitation and congratulations on yoru awards. I feel like we've met -- maybe at a Bouchercon??
My best to you and your writing, Betty
At 10:29am on March 20, 2008, Jane Cleland said…
Yes -- let's do get together! I'll watch for you at the next few shows I go to.
At 6:20am on March 16, 2008, Elaine Flinn said…
Hi Jane-
Thanks for the invite - we'll have to get together one of these times and talk 'antiques' - after my 30 years in the biz and your foray - oh, my - the stories we could tell, huh? :)

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