A month-long trip to England during her college years introduced Jo to the joys of Things British. Since then, she has been lured back nearly a dozen times, and lived there during her professional folksinging stint. This intimate knowledge of England forms the backbone of the Brenna Taylor mysteries--a blend of cozy and police procedural. Each novel features a specific English custom or holiday as the backbone of the plot, and you can travel through the calendar via Murder Most English. Jo enjoys photography, bird watching, playing guitar and harpsichord, and cruising the streets during police ride-alongs. Her three cats--Chaucer, Dickens and Thackery--share her St. Louis home.