The First Two Pages: Mornings in London by Janice Law

In April 2015, B.K. Stevens debuted the blog series “The First Two Pages,” hosting craft essays by short story writers and novelists analyzing the openings of their own work. The series continued until just after her death in August 2017, and the full archive of those essays can be found at Bonnie’s website. In November 2017, the blog series relocated to my website, and the archive of this second stage of the series can be found here.

My fellow SleuthSayer Janice Law joins us today to discuss her most recent novel, Mornings in London, the final novel of her Francis Bacon mystery series. Janice is also the author of the Anna Peters mystery series, and her recent books also include Homeward Dove. She’s a frequent author of short stories too, which have appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and various anthologies. Learn more about her at

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