Victoria Abbott is a pseudonym of writing team Victoria and Mary Jane Maffini. Victoria is an artist, photographer, and short story author. Mary Jane is the award-winning author of the Charlotte Adams mysteries. Her many honors include the 2012 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth, three Arthur Ellis Awards, the Crime Writers of Canada Murdoch Award, and an Agatha Award. Victoria and Mary Jane live in Canada.