Janet Laurence is a writer of crime fiction, contemporary fiction and cookery books. One of her creations in the detective genre is Darina Lisle, a cook and caterer.

She has written 10 novels featuring Darina Lisle between 1989 and 2001. The first was A Deepe Coffyn (1989) and the last to date was The Mermaid’s Feast (2001).

She is also the creator of the Canaletto series of mysteries, set in 18th century London. There are three in the series, which began with Canaletto and the Case of Westminster Bridge (1997).