"An author worth reading"
At a highly regarded Connecticut university, Professor
Jason "Lars" Larson teaches literature. Because of his
antics in the classroom, students enjoy Lars' classes and
anyone fortunate to attend his seminars is considered
lucky. Some of the prettier females go so far as to share
a bit more than just his professional time. Because she
believes he loves her, Lars' spouse Emma quietly accepts
his trysts and the emotional ups and downs of his
However, Emma begins having doubts about Lars' feelings
when Iris Weed becomes his latest student involvement
though she rejects his advances. Iris has obtained Lars'
permission to write a journal about living in a truck with
no other modern convenience. However, Lars feels like a
moth to Iris' flame as her Úlan pulls him into her sphere.
When someone murders Iris, Lars hides her diary from the
police. Though it can help capture her murderer, it
provides insight into the darker elements of the charming
Lit Professor that Lars prefers buried for now even if the
police feel he committed homicide.
If you have not read a Janice Law novel, you are
missing out on one of the better writers of psychological
mystery on the market today. The story line allows the
audience to get inside the heads of the key cast members so
that each individual is quite understandable on how they
behave following the homicide. This deep character
development enables the powerful plot to gain incredible
speed and suspense until the tale is finished. THE LOST
DIARIES OF IRIS WEED is another triumph from a strong
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 1, 2002
Professor Jason Larson ("Lars"), a scholar of Romantic and
Victorian poetry at a prestigious Connecticut university,
has an unusual way of looking at the world. He sees romance
and beauty in everyday life, and lives life to the fullest.
He treasures every moment with his family, every sunset --
and every beautiful coed who comes his way. Young Iris Weed,
a modern-day Thoreau (or so she would like to think),
approaches Lars with a novel idea for an independent study:
she wants to live in her truck for an entire semester,
stripped of possessions and modern-day conveniences, and
document her experience in a journal for possible
publication. Smitten by Iris's ambition as well as her ivory
skin, and literary flair move, Lars agrees to become her
advisor, and everything goes swimmingly.
Until Iris is killed in a vicious attack in a parking lot.
And Lars, last seen arguing with Iris near the murder scene,
is left holding the journal.