Janis Thornton is Tipton, Indiana’s home-grown author of history, mystery, and true crime.
Her newest novel, Love, Eyes, and Azure Eyes, is a suspenseful, paranormal romantic mystery about possibilities for second chances, righting old wrongs, and finding love that lasts forever.
Her 2018 non-fiction release, Too Good a Girl, tells the story of Janis’ high school classmate, Olene Emberton, whose tragic, unsolved death in 1965 shocked their community. Now, some 50 years later, Janis has written Olene’s story to ensure it is never forgotten.
Janis’ other works include two cozy mysteries in the “Elmwood Confidential” series — Dead Air and Double Dare, released in June 2017 and Dust Bunnies and Dead Bodies, published in 2014.
Janis also is the author of three Central Indiana history books — Images of America: Tipton County, Images of America: Frankfort, and Images of America: Elwood — and she is a contributor to Undeniably Indiana, a bicentennial project from Indiana University Press.
In the works for a 2020 release is No Place Like Murder, a collection of 20 true crime stories that rocked Indiana between 1869 and 1950.