Janis Thornton is an Indiana author of history, mystery, and true crime. Her newest book, “No Place Like Murder,” is a collection of 20 true crime stories that rocked Indiana between 1869 and 1950. Her 2018 non-fiction release, “Too Good a Girl,” tells the story of her high school classmate, whose tragic, unsolved death in 1965 shocked her community.
Thornton’s latest novel, “Love, Lies, and Azure Eyes,” is a suspenseful, paranormal romantic mystery about possibilities for second chances, righting old wrongs, and finding love that lasts forever. Her 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. Thornton 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.
She is a member of The Author’s Guild, Women Fiction Writers Association, the national mystery writer’s organization, Sisters in Crime, and its Indianapolis chapter, Speed City Sisters in Crime, the Indiana Writers Center, the Tipton County Historical Society, and the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce.