Janet Laurence (author)

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Janet Laurence, (born 1937 as Janet Duffell[1]), also known by her pen name Julia Lisle, is a British author and cookery writer.

Cookery writer[edit]

From 1978, Laurence began to write cookery articles for Country Life and The Daily Telegraph. Eventually she became the sole author of the Telegraphs weekly 'Bon Viveur' column.[1] She also wrote a series of articles in Country Life about historical cooking.[2] She has written or co-written eight cookery books, notably books about Scandinavian cooking.[3]

Crime fiction[edit]

Laurence's first crime novel, 'A Deepe Coffyn', was published in 1989,[1] the first of ten contemporary novels featuring cookery writer Darina Lisle and policeman William Pigram. She also wrote one non-series mystery fiction book, 'To Kill The Past'.[1] Laurence has also written four historical crime novels - three books where the detective is a fictionalised Canaletto (the Italian artist),[1] and one set in early Edwardian times.[4] Laurence was the 1998/1999 Chair of the Crime Writers' Association,[5] and has been Chair of a number of CWA award judging panels including in 2007 and 2008 for the CWA Ellis Peters Award for best Historical Crime Novel[6][7] and in 2013 for the CWA International Award.[8]

Other work[edit]

Laurence has written three contemporary women's novels under the pen name Julia Lisle,[1][4] a book on how to write cookery books,[3] and a book on how to write crime fiction.[9]

Bibliography [2][3][9][10][edit]

Contemporary crime fiction[edit]

Darina Lisle/William Pigram novels[edit]

  • A Deepe Coffyn (1989)
  • A Tasty Way to Die (1990)
  • Hotel Morgue (1991)
  • Recipe for Death (1992)
  • Death and the Epicure (1993)
  • Death at the Table (1994)
  • Death a la Provencale (1995)
  • Diet for Death (1996)
  • Appetite for Death (1998)
  • The Mermaid's Feast (2000)

Felicity Freer novel[edit]

  • To Kill The Past (1994)

Historical crime fiction[edit]

Canaletto novels[edit]

  • Canaletto and the Case of Westminster Bridge (1997)
  • Canaletto and the Case of the Privy Garden (1999)
  • Canaletto and the Case of Bonnie Prince Charlie (2002)

Ursula Grandison novels[edit]

  • Deadly Inheritance (2012)
  • A Fatal Freedom (2015)

Contemporary women's fiction[edit]

(writing as Julia Lisle)

  • A Perfect Match (1996)
  • The Changing Years (1996)
  • Journeys from Home (1997)

Cookery books[edit]

  • A Little French Cookbook (1989) (with Diana Leadbetter)
  • A Little Scandinavian Cookbook (1990) (with Agnetha Petersen)
  • A Little Coffee Cookbook (1992) (with Catherine McWilliams)
  • Just For Two (1992)
  • The Food and Cooking of Norway: Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, Techniques and Over 60 Classic Recipes (2007)
  • The Food and Cooking of Scandinavia: 150 Authentic Regional Recipes (2011) (with Anna Mossesson and Judith Dern)
  • A Taste of Scandinavia: The Real Food and Cooking of Sweden, Norway and Denmark (2013) (with Anna Mossesson and Judith Dern)
  • The Scandinavian Cookbook: Fresh and Fragrant Cooking of Sweden, Denmark and Norway (2014) (with Anna Mossesson and Judith Dern)

Writing guides[edit]

  • The Craft of Food and Cookery Writing (1994)
  • Writing Crime Fiction - Making Crime Pay (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f enotes.com Janet Laurence articles Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Fantastic Fiction Janet Laurence page Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c List of cookery books by Janet Laurence on amazon.co.uk Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b Hayes, Lizzie. ‘Deadly Inheritance’ by Janet Laurence, Promoting Crime blog Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  5. ^ History of the CWA Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  6. ^ The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2007 Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  7. ^ The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2008 Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  8. ^ 2013 CWA awards 'CWA International Dagger shared' Archived 17 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  9. ^ a b Review of 'Writing Crime Fiction' on 'It's A Crime' Retrieved on 5 February 2014.
  10. ^ List of Julia Lisle books on abebooks.co.uk Retrieved on 5 February 2014.