Jane Willoughby is a computer character from the Nancy Drew game Secret of the Old Clock. She plays the part of Emily Crandall's guardian who is supposedto help her run the inn after her mother's death. She was an old friend of Gloria Crandall. However, we learn at the end of the game that she is an imposter who stole Emily's mother's jewelery , and tried to convince Emily to sell the Lilac Inn and split the money with her.

Physical Appearance

Jane Willoughby appears to be about 40-45 years old. She had red-orange hair and wears alot of makeup. She also does not leave the desk in the front hall of the Inn with the exception of finding a
Jane Willoughby

Jane at the front hall desk at Lilac Inn

sewing needle. We also know that she drives a black car, was a (supposed) former dressmaker, and cannot sew.

Clues of why she was an Imposter

-Although a former dressmaker, she couldn't stitch together a simple dress

-Had a picture of a tunnel that lead behind Emily's room

-Always tried to convince Emily that she should sell the Lilac Inn

-Always tried to convince Emily and others she was having a nervous breakdown

-Was the only one in the kitchen when the fire was started, and tried to blame Emily for it

-Emily's mother named her Emily's guardian, even though she wasn't the motherly or caring type


At the end, Nancy follows Jane aroung town while Jane tries to lose her. We learn that she is heading to the State Line, and take a shortcut there. Nancy crashes into Jane, where she is eventually arrested. Her final line is "Why couldn't you mind your own business?"