Janes, J(oseph) Robert
JANES, J(oseph) Robert
JANES, J(oseph) Robert. Canadian, b. 1935. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Children's non-fiction, Earth sciences, Natural history. Career: Mobil Oil of Canada, petroleum engineer in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1958-59; Ontario Research Foundation, Toronto, research engineer in minerals benefication, 1959-64, field researcher in geology, 1966; high school geology, geography, and mathematics teacher in Toronto, 1964-66; Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, lecturer in geology and consulting field geologist, 1966-70; Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, earth scientist, 1967-68; full-time writer, 1970-. Publications: NONFICTION: Geology and the New Global Tectonics, 1976; The Great Canadian Outback, 1978; (with J.D. Mollard) Airphoto Interpretation and the Canadian Landscape, 1984. NOVELS: The Toy Shop, 1981; The Watcher, 1982; The Third Story, 1983; The Hiding Place, 1984; The Alice Factor, 1991; Mayhem (in US as Mirage), 1992; Carousel, 1992; Kaleidoscope, 1993; Salamander, 1994; Mannequin, 1994; Dollmaker, 1995; Stonekiller, 1995; Sandman, 1996; Gypsy, 1997; Madrigal, 1999; Beekeeper, 2001; Flykiller, 2002. FOR CHILDREN: Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils, 1973; Earth Science, 1974; The Odd-Lot Boys and Tree-Fort War, 1976; (with C. Hopkins and J.D. Hoyes) Searching for Structure, vols. I and II, 1977; Theft of Gold, 1980; Danger on the River, 1982; Spies for Dinner, 1984; Murder in the Market, 1985. Contributor of articles and stories to magazines and newspapers. Address: c/o Acacia House Publishing Services Ltd., 51 Acacia Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada M4S 2K6.