Janice Mitchell

Janice Mitchell, author of the book "My Ticket to Ride"

Janice Mitchell is a retired federal investigator, a private investigator, an adjunct professor in the criminal justice department of Tiffin University, and a lifelong Beatles fan.

As an award-winning investigator, Mitchell worked on high-profile capital, criminal, and civil cases in New York City, including the Wendy’s Massacre and the Carnegie Deli Murders. She has also worked on international investigations for Rolex, Gucci, Warner Bros., Levi Strauss, Hard Rock Café, and other trademarks. She was dubbed “a modern-day Nancy Drew” on CourtTV after she uncovered new evidence in a criminal case that led to the exoneration of a wrongfully convicted man.

After 9/11, Mitchell relocated from New York City back to her hometown of Cleveland, where she lives with with her Yorkshire Terrier, Dashiell Hammett. She is a supporter of animal rescue organizations.

More information at Janice-Mitchell.com

Speaking Topics

My Ticket to Ride: How I Ran Away to England to Meet the Beatles and Got Rock and Roll Banned in Cleveland (A True Story from 1964)

Thousands of Beatles fans wished they could do it, but 16-year-old Janice and her Beatle-buddy pulled off an international adventure in 1964 in the first wave of Beatlemania amid the excitement of the British Invasion. On their own for the first time, they fly to the U.K to start a new life. While they danced the night away to live music at the most fab Soho clubs and hung out with the cutest lads, unbeknownst to them, everyone was searching for them … including Scotland Yard and the Beatles! A PowerPoint is presented for illustration.

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Bratenahl, Ohio

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Books by Janice Mitchell