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About Jane Gorman
Formerly an anthropologist, then a diplomat, then a park ranger, Jane Gorman now writes murder mysteries. Building on her knowledge of Philadelphia (her home for many years) and her varied experiences, her Adam Kaminski mystery series features a Philly cop who manages to solve complicated murders in far-flung locales, both in the U.S. and overseas.
Gorman’s books paint vivid pictures of the towns and cities where they take place, using knowledge she acquired through years of international travel. She also captures historical significance in each of her books, tying present day murders to anything from recent arguments to decades-old deceptions.
She currently lives in Cherry Hill, NJ, with her husband, who loves traveling even more than she does and has a voracious appetite for life, a cat who is a very picky eater, and a Pointer-Hound mix who wants nothing more out of life than to eat the cat.
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“Wonderful new cozy mystery series! This is a fast, easy read perfect for readers that want a light read … If you love a great cozy mystery, this is the book for you!” — Shabby Chic Reader
“The story does a great job of setting up the mystery and then anthropologist turned B&B hostess, Anna McGregor leads us through a merry chase and I thought I had it partially figured out but then realized...red herring. I would suggest you skip to the back of the book to find the scofflaw recipe and make one to enjoy while you armchair sleuth your way through this charming and cozy mystery.” — Tracy’s Tidbits
It all seemed so simple: fix up the Cape May Victorian mansion she’d inherited from Great Aunt Louise and re-open it as the exceptional B&B it used to be. Everything’s going great, until her very first guest turns up dead at the breakfast table, crumbs from Anna’s blueberry scones scattered on the lace tablecloth.
As the town’s gossip mill goes into overdrive, Anna leaps into the fray to save her reputation, her business and Great Aunt Louise’s legacy.
With help from a handsome handyman eager to solve all of Anna’s problems and a young police officer new to murder investigations, Anna does her best to convince the town — and her future guests — that while her scones may be killer, someone else was responsible for this murder.
Sitting the case out isn’t an option Adam can live with. He’s willing to risk his career to prove his sister’s innocence and find the truth. But he isn’t prepared for the depth of evil he uncovers beneath the web of lies that hides the murderer.
Life has finally settled down for Anna. The Cape May B & B she inherited from her Great Aunt Louise is fully booked and Anna is looking forward to a successful summer. Her peace is shattered when a body washes up in Spicer Creek and the police focus their investigation on her friend’s uncle. Determined to find the truth, Anna turns to skills she developed in her previous career in medical anthropology.
Once again, Anna teams up with her best friend Sammy, her young cousin Eoin and the local librarian to use their knowledge of the town and its people to solve this crime. But the disappearance of two local teenagers reminds Anna this is the wrong time for free fishing trips or relaxing on a yacht enjoying a Bee’s Knees cocktail. She needs to find the missing teenagers and identify the killer before anyone else gets hurt.
Just as Adam arrives in the village of St. Honoré, a local lavender farmer is brutally killed. The war that Adam's great-grandfather fought may be the reason he is dead.
The legacy of Nazi-era collaboration and resistance is alive and kicking among the locals. While some villagers want to drag St. Honoré into the modern world, others want to hold on to the past, the old way of life and old memories. But old memories, like old wine, can turn bitter.
When Adam's new friends, American ex-pats living in St. Honoré, get caught up in the conflict, Adam has to step in to find the real killer. As he peels back the layers of lies around the murder, he also realizes the truth about his great-grandfather might be more complicated than he ever imagined.
Now Adam has to choose between letting old ghosts lie or digging into the past to uncover the bitter truth about a killer, no matter how painful for St. Honoré — and his own family pride.
Anna loves the new life she’s built for herself in Cape May, a town known for its historic beauty, picturesque beaches, developing wine culture and … murder? Thanks to some previous successes – and a close relationship with a local patrolman – Anna finds herself pressured into accepting the task of proving a new friend’s innocence in a tragic death at a local winery.
Her investigation reveals an embarrassment of suspects, not to mention one too many potential victims. As always, Anna relies on help from her friends to find the truth. This time, though, offering help means breaking the rules.
Now she must not only catch a killer but also save the reputation of one of her closest friends, all while getting ready to send her young cousin, Eoin, back to Ireland, trying to solve the riddle of her love life, and figuring out her future as a medical anthropologist.
Visiting Galway in an effort to strengthen his struggling romance and explore his family legacy, Philadelphia police detective Adam Kaminski stumbles onto a murder scene. Quite literally. Now he must solve the grisly murder of a university professor before he becomes a convenient scapegoat – or convenient target.
Adam and Detective Superintendent Isabel Sayers delve into local power struggles, ancient legends and archaeological discoveries in their search for a murderer. But the only way to find the truth is to face their own fears.
The calm of his vacation is shattered when crew discover the brutally murdered body of a wealthy passenger. Adam and his partner are convinced by the ship’s captain to help with the investigation, leaving Adam’s sister Julia to focus on further developing her skills in photography. The victim was a powerful patriarch on a family vacation, but Adam soon learns he had more enemies than friends.
While every move the detectives make unearths more motives and more suspects, Julia knows the truth is often revealed in candid shots and captured glances. Exposing the bonds that connect the victim and his family to his homeland of Russia reveals darker connections and shadier activities—activities that challenge Adam’s sense of justice and place his sister squarely in the killer’s frame.
Now Adam must catch the killer before the boat docks, without compromising himself or becoming a pale reflection of the man he thought he was.
“An astutely crafted, action-packed read.” - Kirkus Reviews
In this darkly atmospheric suspense, a Philadelphia police detective visiting Poland gets involved when murder is suspected, and the local police turn away. Adam Kaminski, with a delegation to Philadelphia's sister city, is meant to be a polite observer only. But a good man doesn't walk away when he sees wrong being done, and he's not about to start now.
Visiting his family's homeland, Adam's been warned by his superiors to be on his best behavior. In a country that has known centuries of wars and occupation, politics are complex and layered with old prejudices and loyalties impossible for foreigners to understand. But when Adam meets a Polish cousin in Warsaw who believes his daughter was murdered, Adam is troubled by the indifference of the police… and by the strange behavior of the delegation's Polish liaison.
Adam begins uncovering clues that point to the killer, clues that lead him inexorably into an investigation of the intricate web of Polish politics and the legacy of the Secret Police. But the past isn't always black and white, as Adam is forced to accept as he learns more about the killer and about his own family legacy. Will looking into the murder only beget more murder?
Sent to DC to find out what really happened, Adam finds himself facing down a powerful senator, a desperate architectural historian and a silver-tongued ambassador, all with an ambitious DCPD Officer who’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her man. Adam has to sift through the muck that is the dark side of DC politics to find the truth before the murderer slips safely back into the protective shelter of wealth and power.
In A Blind Eye, book 1 in the Adam Kaminski Mystery Series, blood ties have an American police detective in Poland investigating a suicide that may have been murder. “An astutely crafted, action-packed read.” - Kirkus Reviews
In A Thin Veil (Book 2), a grieving mother’s plea drives this Philadelphia detective to expose a murderer hiding among Washington, D.C.’s rich and powerful.
Back in his hometown of Philadelphia in All That Glitters (book 3), a murder on hallowed ground forces Detective Adam Kaminski to break all the rules to prove his sister’s innocence.