(Masterpieces of Fiction, Detective and Mystery Edition)

Janet Laurence has created both a culinary mystery series and a historical mystery series. The Darina Lisle series features an independent cookbook writer, which allows Laurence to showcase her expertise as a food writer. Her Canaletto series brings a somewhat lesser known painter and his contribution to English history to the attention of the reading public. Her novels have received critical praise from major publications such as Library Journal and Booklist.