About the author

Jane Dentinger

Jane Dentinger was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. She graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College with a B.F.A. in theatre, then moved to Manhattan, where she still resides. After making her stage debut in Joe Papp’s production of Pericles at the Delacorte Theatre, she acted Off Broadway in All My Sons at the Roundabout and in Jack Heifner’s Vanities—for ages. By the time Vanities finally closed, she had a lot of people she wanted to kill and, hence, wrote her debut mystery, MURDER ON CUE on a ‘grant’ from the N.Y. State Dept. of Labor. It was the first of six novels featuring actress Jocelyn O’Roarke, whom The New Yorker dubbed “an artsy Philip Marlowe.” While writing her novels, Jane managed Murder Ink, the flagship mystery bookstore, for eight years. In Oct. of 1999, Jane became the Senior Editor of the Mystery Guild Book Club. In 2005, she was made Editor-in-Chief, a position she held until December of 2012. Jane’s Jocelyn O’Roarke theater mysteries have recently been re-issued by Open Road Media. You might want to check out FIRST HIT OF THE SEASON, which centers around the murder of a caustic theater critic…After all, turn around is fair play.

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