Book Release: Janeology by Karen Harrington

Originally Published in 2008, we are happy to bring Janeology by Karen Harrington back to print. A well crafted legal thriller which broaches to the questions of Nurture vs. Nature.

What to Expect inside…

Jane Nelson is a loving mother of two who has drowned her toddler son and is charged with his murder in this powerful examination of love, loss, and family legacy. When a prosecutor decides Jane’s husband Tom is partially to blame for the death and charges him with “failure to protect,” Tom’s attorney proposes a radical defense. He plans to create reasonable doubt about his client’s alleged guilt by suggesting that Jane’s genetic predispositions contributed to her sudden snap. With the help of a woman gifted with the power of retrocognition-the ability to see past events through objects once owned by the deceased-the defense theory unfolds through an unforgettable journey into the troubled minds and souls of eight of Jane’s ancestors. Janeology deftly illustrates the ways nature and nurture weave the fabric of one woman’s life, and renders a portrait of one man left in its tragic wake.

What folks are saying…

“Karen Harrington has created a stimulating novel for readers who enjoy peeling back the layers of the psyche and questioning reality. It’s a prompt to pull out those old photographs and wonder where your history really lies, and a push to be more attentive to loved ones. Does the potential for homicide reside within us all?”


“Harrington begins with a fascinating premise and develops it fully. In addition, Tom and his wife emerge as compelling, complexly developed individuals. This debut novel is as much a character study as a legal thriller.”

— Mary Frances Wilkens, Booklist

About the Author

Karen Harrington
’s writing has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Shotgun Honey. She’s the acclaimed novelist of several books for young adults, most recently MAYDAY from Little, Brown. Find her at


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