Jenny Gordon and C.J. Gunn
Created by Jan Grape

Originally from Houston, private eye JENNY GORDON and her partner and pal C.J. GUNN (also known as "Cinnamon") are more than just a "coupla good ol' girls." They're also one of the few female duos in the genre, appearing in a string of always-entertaining short stories sprinkled throughout various anthologies. Fans are impatiently waiting for a long-promised full-length novel, tentatively titled Death Strikes, which has a pro-bowling background. Jan wants to strike while the "grape name is HOT!"

Jenny and C.J. now work the mean streets of Austin, Texas, a move that followed their creator's. "When I moved to Austin... I just moved Jenny and C.J. to Austin, as well, and nobody ever said a word about it, confesses author Jan Grape. Jan's a big P.I. fan, and has served as vice-president of The Private Eye Writers of America, as well as editing that organization's newsletter, Reflections in a Private Eye. She's also the co-editor of Deadly Women. And, after slugging it out in the trenches for so long, it's nice to see her nominated for a Shamus (and an Anthony) for Best Short Story, for 1997's "A Front Row Seat."

Jan's was also the co-proprietor, along with her husband, Elmer, of a mystery bookstore, Mysteries & More in Austin, Texas. Soince selling the store, they've been wandering around wherever their muses and RV will take them. She's recently sold her first novel, Austin City Blue, about policewoman Zoe Barrow, due to be published in 2001.




Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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