[JANE LANGTON] has lived in Lincoln since 1950 and in this house since 1972. Her three sons, all computer programmers, are grown and her physicist husband, Bill, died four years ago, so she shares the rambling farmhouse with a cat named Stewart and the quirky personalities of Homer and Mary Kelly, the detectives who come to life in her 16 adult mysteries ("Murder at Monticello," "The Dante Game"). She also has written nine children's books ("The Fledgling," "The Diamond in the Window"). She illustrates most of her books, too, working with pen and ink.
Langton also loves gardening; many of her seeds have a historic past. She once had plants from the garden center at Monticello, purchased when researching "Murder at Monticello." She is now nurturing some historic Lewis and Clark seeds: Lewis's Prairie Flax and Clarkia, a flowering plant.
GLOBE STAFF PHOTOS/BILL GREENE/ Author Jane Langton shares her 1740 antiques-filled farmhouse in Lincoln with her cat, Stewart, and the quirky personalities of Homer and Mary Kelly, the detectives who come to life in her 16 adult mysteries.