Order of Jane K. Cleland Books
Jane K. Cleland is an American author of cozy mystery novels and non-fiction books in addition to being a playwright. She writes the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries series. Jane has earned both her MFA in professional and creative writing and her MBA in marketing and management. She is now on the Lehman College faculty, which is part of the City University of New York and mentors MFA students in Western Connecticut State University’s Creative & Professional Writing program. She is also the chair of the Black Orchid Novella Award. As a playwright, Jane writes noir and comedic plays about the conflict of women loving men that they also hate.
Jane K. Cleland made her debut as a novelist in 2006 with her novel Consigned to Death, which began her Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries series. Prior to that, she had published several marketing and management non-fiction books, beginning with How to Create High-Impact Newsletters in 1996. Below is a list of Jane K. Cleland’s books in order of when they were originally published:
Publication Order of Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries Books
|Consigned to Death||(2006)|
|Antiques to Die For||(2008)|
|Dolled Up for Murder||(2012)|
|Ornaments of Death||(2015)|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Note: The non-fiction book Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot was written with Hallie Ephron.
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Jane K. Cleland Synopsis: In Consigned to Death by Jane K. Cleland (book 1 of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries series), Josie Prescott leaves her old job in NYC due to a scandal to start up new in New Hampshire as an antiques dealer. Josie knows how to value antiques, and things start out well. The outlook goes south quickly when the owner of a collection she was looking to purchase is found stabbed, and Josie’s fingerprints are all over his collection… and the knife. Josie is now the prime suspect, as everyone is judging her, including the police chief (who, conversely, may be in love with her). Will Josie be able to dig up enough evidence to clear her name, or will she be the killer’s next victim?