Barbara Cleverly

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Barbara Cleverly
Born 24 May 1940
Occupation novelist
Nationality British
Period 2000 - present
Genre historical whodunnit

Robert Arthur

Peter Cleverly

Barbara Cleverly is a British author born in Northern England and a former teacher. She graduated from Durham University and now works in Cambridgeshire. She is known for her Detective Joe Sandilands Mystery series, of which she has written thirteen books, and her Laetitia Talbot Mystery series.[1] Shortlisted in 1999, Cleverly received the Crime Writers Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger award in 2004.[2] The Last Kashmiri Rose was a New York Times Notable Book.[3] She currently lives in Cambridge, England.[4]

Detective Joe Sandilands Mystery series[edit]

This series centers on Scotland Yard detective and World War I hero Joe Sandilands and is primarily set in colonial India and Europe of the 1920s and 1930s.

Laetitia Talbot Mystery series[edit]

Also set in the 1920s, this series centers on Laetitia Talbot, an archaeologist-turned-detective.

Other Novels[edit]

Short story collections[edit]

  • Ellie Hardwick Mysteries (2012), ISBN 978-1445827469. Ellie Hardwick is a young architect dealing with ancient buildings in East Anglia, England. In her work, she finds an occasional corpse, ghost, or wrong-doer.
    • Love–lies Bleeding
    • Here Lies
    • A threatened species
    • A black tie affair
    • Die like a maharajah
  • The Cambridge Mysteries (2013), ISBN 978-1471327476. Four short murder mysteries, three featuring Detective Sergeant Christina Kenton, set in Cambridgeshire, England.
    • No Picnic For Teddy Bears
    • In A Dark Issue
    • The place: All Hallows church. The time: Halloween night
    • And in Sweet Alison