Historical Mystery Author and True Crime Commentator Recent Events With her vast knowledge on the topic, Janis recently spoke at: Enoch Pratt Library on the mysterious Jack the Ripper. Her talk included a discussion on various famous suspects and concluded with her speculation on who the killer really was and why he never went to prison. Janis provided commentary on a murder of a high school student on February 4 on the Oxygen network’s program, Snapped: Killer Couples - Episode Toni Fratto and Kody Patten Upcoming Events March 30, 2019 - Janis has been invited to explain the difference between thriller novels and mystery stories at the annual conference of the Maryland Writers Association. May 3-5, 2019 - She will attend Malice Domestic in Bethesda, Maryland. May 9, 2019 - At 6:30PM, Janis will read from Goulston Street and sign books on Thursday at the Enoch Pratt’s Light Street Branch in Baltimore.