Reviews, News & Events

Praise for Duplicity:

“Haseldine has a gift for atmosphere, setting, and suspense, and the many twists and turns will keep readers guessing.”—Library Journal

“Julia, introduced in The Last Time She Saw Him (2016), is ferociously bold and persistent as she deals with professional and personal adversity laced with duplicity in this action-packed, plot-driven mystery. This is hard-bitten crime fiction with changes ahead for its unrelenting series protagonist.”—Booklist

“Haseldine (The Last Time She Saw Him, 2016) uses her experience as a crime reporter to bring authenticity to this exciting and gritty tale.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Last Time She Saw Him:

“A sharp, breathless thriller. From the opening scene to the last, The Last Time She Saw Him, kept me flipping the pages. I loved it! Jane Haseldine is one to watch!” —Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“So visually written and chilling, with such real, believable characters and twists that shocked. A gripping story that I read in one night—I could not put it down . . .“ —Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You

“Terrific! Suspenseful, poignant, and completely surprising. Jane Haseldine’s riveting story of love, danger, paranoia, and family is powerfully and emotionally authentic –and deserves a standing ovation.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author

“A ferocious thriller….you can bet no one will stop reading.”– Booklist

“Journalist Jane Haseldine’s debut novel rings with authenticity as she, like Julia, is a former crime reporter. This is a harrowing read.”– BookPage

“Haseldine’s first novel is a solid read that fans of Debbie ­Howells, Julia Dahl, and Laura Lippman will appreciate.”—The Library Journal

“Haseldine has crafted an intriguing debut in which the reader can feel Julia’s emotions as she is looking at evidence to unravel the case. The pace and intensity pull the reader into the action. Twists and an unpredictable ending leave a few loose ends, paving the way for a sequel.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“An entertaining thriller.”—Manhattan Book Review


Audio rights for Worth Killing For, the third book in the Julia Gooden mystery series, sold to Recorded Books.

Audio rights for the Last Time She Saw Him and Duplicity sold to Dreamscape Media.

Kensington Publishing has acquired books three and four in the Julia Gooden mystery series.

Read Jane’s interview with international mystery author Richard Godwin at his “Quick Fire at The Slaughterhouse”

The Big Thrill magazine featured Jane and her book in the June issue. Read more here:

Read A Day in the Life column on Dru’s Book Musings from Jane’s main character, Julia Gooden:

Jane was featured in a guest post, It Seems Funny Now, on Jungle Red Writers:

Channelling My Inner Nancy Drew guest post on Shelf Pleasure blog:

Author Q&A with writer Savannah Hendricks on The Seashells of Life blog:


Assistance League of Ventura County’s Annual Author Luncheon Fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, Residence Inn Marriott, Oxnard, CA.

Camarillo American Association of University Women Authors Luncheon, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, Four-Points Sheraton Ventura, CA.

Mystery Panel, Literary Orange, Saturday April 7, 2018, Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, CA.