Janice Law

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). After "Death Under Par," Law set aside the character for several years to...See more