Victoria Abbott is a pseudonym of writing team Victoria and Mary Jane Maffini. Victoria Maffini is an artist, photographer, and short-story author. Mary Jane Maffini is the award-winning author of the Charlotte Adams mysteries. Her many honors include the 2012 RT Book Reviews 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.