Author Signing: Janet Dawson

Author Janet Dawson will visit the Colorado Railroad Museum this Saturday, October 6, 2018 for a book signing! Enjoy all three volumes of Janet’s popular Zephyr series of novels at once and receive a 15% discount* when you order all three title together. Mystery awaits you at every turn!

Visitors unable to attend can still receive their own signed copies by placing their orders online this weekend!

Death Rides the Zephyr
December 23, 1952. A transcontinental train is stopped cold by an avalanche in a remote Colorado canyon. There’s a murderer aboard, one who has already killed, and will kill again unless stopped. The California Zephyr, with its run from Oakland to Chicago and back, was famous for 21 years for its Vista-Domes, providing a 360-degree view of the spectacular Western scenery. It is a veritable small city on tracks, populated by passengers from all walks of life and a large crew whose duty it is to keep them safe. Zephyrette Jill McLeod is the passengers’ primary point of contact. She’s armed for any emergency—with a first-aid kit, a screwdriver, and her knowledge of human nature. But can she figure out a clever plot and stop a ruthless killer?
By Janet Dawson.
Published by John Daniel & Company.
Copyright 2013 Janet Dawson.
226 pages, mystery novel.
5.5″ x 8.5″ softbound.


Death Deals a Hand
It’s April 1953, and Zephyrette Jill McLeod is back on the rails, aboard the fabled train called the California Zephyr. Heading west from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, Jill looks forward to reuniting with family members and the new man in her life. She’s learned to expect and deal with just about anything on the train, from troublesome passengers to long-lost relatives to high-stakes poker games. But the stakes just got even higher: Death has a seat at the table.
By Janet Dawson.
Published by John Daniel & Company.
Copyright 2016 Janet Dawson.
226 pages, mystery novel.
5.5″ x 8.5″ softbound.


The Ghost in Roomette Four
The Ghost in Roomette Four by Janet DawsonIt’s almost midnight on the sleek streamliner known as the California Zephyr, en route from Oakland to Chicago in 1953. Heading for her quarters, Zephyrette Jill McLeod walks through the Silver Gorge Pullman car, and sees something she can’t explain. Is the shimmering light a ghost? Jill doubts the evidence of her own eyes, but soon learns that others have seen the phenomenon, too. Whatever—whoever—is haunting roomette four may be connected to an incident two months earlier, when Jill found the body of a young man there. The verdict on the death was natural causes. Now it looks like the unquiet spirit is pointing to murder.
By Janet Dawson.
Published by Perseverance Press.
Copyright 2018 Janet Dawson.
232 pages, mystery novel.
5.5″ x 8.5″ softbound.

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About the author:
Janet Dawson has written ten books about Oakland private eye Jeri Howard, including Kindred Crimes, winner of the St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America contest for Best First PI Novel, and a nominee for several Best First awards. Her most recent Jeri Howard book is Bit Player, which was nominated for a Golden Nugget award for Best California Mystery.
Dawson has also written two stand-alone mystery novels, plus a number of short stories, including a Shamus nominee and a Malcavity winner. A past president of Norcal MWA, she lives in the East Bay region, and works for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

*Museum members do not receive their discount in addition to the sale price. It is cheaper for LIFE MEMBERS to add the titles to their cart individually to receive the best deal.

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