Life Without Mysteries Would Be a Crime

Historical Mystery Author and True Crime Commentator

Recent Events

May 9, 2019 - Janis read from her novel, Goulston Street, and signed books at the Enoch Pratt's Light Street Branch in Baltimore.

March 30, 2019 - Janis explained the difference between thriller novels and mystery stories at the annual Maryland Writers Conference.

News and Events

In a review of Goulston Street, Ripperologist magazine said: "Janis Wilson understands Victorian social culture and she knows her way around London...The novel has as a supporting cast of almost Trollopean dimensions." The magazine said Wilson's "kaleidoscopic approach is brilliantly suited to her subject...Janis Wilson has pitted her fledgling heroine against the Whitechapel murderer.  She has captured a dark moment in London's history and used it to create a formidable entertainment crammed with incident and characters."

October 19 - In a lecture at the Light Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, she will speak on whether Sherlock Holmes could have caught Jack the Ripper.

October 26 - Sisters in Crime is hosting a book signing from 1-3 p.m. at the Miller Branch of the Howard County Library in Ellicott City.  Janis will sign copies of Goulston Street.