The Culture Crime Series are international thrillers that include: Golden Icon (the prequel), Masterpiece, Book of Hours and Stolen Script. The fourth book in the series The Faking Game is due for release in spring 2019.

Protagonist, artist and photographer, Mikky dos Santos is rebellious and doesn’t always do the right thing but she’s an expert at staying out of sight, and equally skilled at tracking down her enemies.

With a background in travel and tourism Janet uses locations around the world as settings for her gripping, international crime thrillers. These well written, page-turners are full of twists and turns that will leave you wanting more…

Culture Crime Series – Female Protagonist: Mikky dos Santos Crime Thriller – The Prequel

Josephine Lavelle, a once-famous opera singer who became an international outcast. She has one last opportunity to resurrect her career….She was born to sing Puccini’s Tosca and is determined to earn the right to perform again on the world’s most prestigious and celebrated stages.

But her fight for the future she craves is derailed when her ex-husband embroils her in a cynical blackmail plot. She is forced to take possession of a solid gold icon, part of a secret hoard of art treasures stolen by the Nazis – that dangerous men are prepared to kill for.

As well as determining the fate of the Golden Icon, Josephine must come to terms with her past, and fight for her own life. If only her choices were simple…



Culture Crime Series – Female Protagonist: Mikky dos Santos Crime Thriller – Book 1.

MASTERPIECE – The second in the trilogy, a gripping crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages:

Mikky is planning the heist of her life…. but when opera diva Josephine Lavelle appears on the scene her plans start to unravel.

An investigative journalist is intent on uncovering Josephine’s secret but Mikky faces a far greater threat from an unexpected source. She stands to lose everything, including her life…

How far will she go to pursue her dream?

Including for the first time – Book Group Talking Points – to create discussion amongst avid readers.


Culture Crime Series – Female Protagonist: Mikky dos Santos Crime Thriller – Book 2.

BOOK OF HOURS – The third book in the trilogy

Mikky dos Santos, artist and photographer, is lured back to Malaga with the hope of rebuilding her past. When an old friend asks her to determine the authenticity of a rare manuscript she is drawn into a web of lies and deceit. Travelling to Bruges and Canterbury she must use all her experience and resources to face the trauma of her past and to find justice.

After a shocking discovery, a Janus figure in the art world forces her to make an exchange and she comes face to face with her friend’s murderer.

Will the price be too high for the retribution she seeks?


Culture Crime Series – Female Protagonist: Mikky dos Santos Crime Thriller – Book 3.

Artist and photographer, Mikky dos Santos is brilliant but rebellious. After a personal catastrophe in New York she insists on going to Greece to authenticate a valuable parchment where she makes a promise to return it to the Jewish museum in Rhodes.

But time is running out and Nikos Pavlides isn’t giving up the Torah easily. He’s also hiding a deeper, darker secret and, as he plays a deadly game, the stakes are raised.

Faced with drug dealers and human traffickers with no regard for life, Mikky’s survival instincts kick in as she uncovers the sordid reality of the truth and its savage consequences.

Fighting for her life, how will Mikky fulfil her promise? This enthralling, fast-paced thriller is an emotional roller coaster of shocking twists and turns…

Set in America (New York), Turkey (Izmir) and Greece (Rhodes) this exciting novel will keep you turning the pages.

It’s A Deadly Game…