Author Override: Jayne Ann Krentz



In which I answer the twelve questions that I am most frequently asked and recommend a book for that hard-to-buy-for person on your holiday list.


Question # 5:  How do you research your stories?

I’m a former librarian – there are no ex-librarians – so that part of me likes to get the small stuff right.  I use the Internet but I don’t depend on it, especially when it comes to obscure details.  I prefer books written by authors who have credentials in their field and, of course, I love primary sources when I can find them.  Still, there is a risk of getting bogged down in the research.  It’s a balancing act.

In addition to satisfying my desire to get the details right I often discover cool plot ideas along the way.  For example, when I was researching Victorian-era photography I discovered that almost every amateur photographer kept a bottle of cyanide in the darkroom.  As you can imagine, lethal “accidents” were common.  It wasn’t hard to spin a murder mystery out of that small factoid.


Day 5 Book Recommendation for Holiday Gifting:

My brother, Steve, likes novels of action and adventure that are based on solid research.  He favors fast-paced books in which the authors get the facts right so I asked him for a recommendation for other readers who demand a similar high standard of accuracy in their adventure fiction.  He suggests the Isaac Bell series by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.  The latest title in the series:

THE GANGSTER by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott


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Author Override: Jayne Ann Krentz
When All The Girls Have Gone
Book Info

Released: November 29th 2016
Genre: Mystery
Published by Berkley
Pages: 304

When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished.

Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.

After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling…

When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her—and anyone else who gets in their way...


About Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively.




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Amy R

Thanks for the post.


That is interesting about the darkrooms

Darynda Jones

I have heard nothing but rave reviews for When All the Girls have Gone! Congrats, Miss Krentz! Bought it. Can’t wait to dive in!


When All The Girls Have Gone sounds really good

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

Lots of chatter about this new release….Cant wait !


On my tbr list. I enjoyed Secret Sisters. 🙂

Chris Alexander

This was a great, fun read. I always enjoy her books and the ones under her Amanda Quick pen name.

Aislinn Kearns

Jayne Ann Krentz is always good value to me. Never disappoints 🙂

Linda Moffitt

Sounds Like a great book Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway

Pat Pinkston

Would like to win a copy of Trust No One. Thanks for the opportunity.