The Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries [St. Martinís Minotaur], which have been called an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans, are set on the rugged seacoast of New Hampshire where Jane owned an antiques business for many years. In the traditional mystery series, antiques appraiser Josie Prescott uses her knowledge of antiques to solve crimes.
Consigned to Death, the first in the cozy series, was nominated for an Agatha, a David, and a Macavity Award for Best First Novel. Deadly Appraisal won the David Award for Best Novel. Antiques to Die For was a Fresh Fiction Fresh Pick and a Jenís Jewel. Julia Spencer-Fleming wrote that it "sets the gold standard for the classic contemporary cozy." Publishers Weekly called Killer Keepsakes [April 2009] "absorbing" and "ingenious." The first Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery short story, Killing Time, [Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine] has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story. A second Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery short story is published in the June 2009 Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Jane is the Chair of the Wolfe Packís literary awards and the former president of the MWA/NY Chapter. She and her husband live in New York City.