Jane Yeats
Created by Liz Brady


Toronto's bad girl dick JANE YEATS may smoke too much and drink too much beer and may even get a little mouthy at times, but she's more than just a thug in a bra with the "heart of a biker" and the "soul of a slut" . She's a full-fledged journalist who'll do what it takes to get the story.

But whatever you do, don't try to get between her and a scoop.

She's still a grieving widow when we first meet her in Sudden Blow (1998), but she's definitely no pushover. She may walk softly, but she carries a big dog and she rides a Harley.

Nor is she just another loner P.I. -- she's got family and friends: Her mother, Etta, runs a nasty dive of a bar, and Jane's best friend is a large Canadian-Indian who lives large and is a successful lawyer.

Liz Brady, an editor for twenty years, has a Ph.D. in Virginia Woolf from the University of London. She is the author of Tintype and Marian Engel and Her Works. She won the Arthur Ellis award for her first mystery, Sudden Blow (1998). She is currently at work on her next Jane Yeats novel and a non-fiction work on women writers and alcohol. Apart from the fact that they both live in Toronto, Liz Brady refuses to divulge which attributes she shares with her sleuth.


  • "Jane is a tough cookie, smart, funny, acerbic, and bang-on in her assessments of the low-lifes and high-rollers she meets as she cracks the case."
    Jill Edmondson



Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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