Robert Barnard



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  • Horror

    Oct-2015

    A mysterious new game has appeared in arcades across the Pacific Northwest. It’s called Phantasos, and it promises a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience. There’s only one problem: everyone who plays Phantasos inevitably falls victim to bi...

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  • Horror

    Sep-2015

    In the suburb of East Violet, New York, something horrible has happened. A virus is on the loose, leaving nothing but death and destruction in its wake. Those who are infected transform into bloodthirsty monsters. Those who are spared are left to fen...

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  • Cozy Mystery

    Mar-2013

    Norway in cherry blossom time seemed exactly the right place to hold a conference of the World Association of Romantic Novelists (WARN for short). Superintendent Perry Trethowan wondered at times how he had allowed his sister to 'con' him into accomp...

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  • Cozy Mystery

    Mar-2013

    Superintendent Perry Trethowan was enjoying a peaceful motoring holiday in North Yorkshire when he and his wife, Jan, had a strange encounter in a country pub. The seemingly unremarkable elderly spinster who introduced herself as Miss Edith Wing, a r...

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  • Cozy Mystery

    Mar-2013

    First published in 1979, Unruly Son received an Edgar Award nomination for Best Novel of the year. Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, overweight and overbearing, collapses and dies at his birthday party while indulging his taste for rare liquors. He ha...

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  • Suspense

    Dec-2012

    Hexton-upon-Weir was ruled by its women: they set the tone, they made the decisions, they called the tune. When they decided to band together to block the appointment of a new vicar who was not only unacceptably High Church but - of all ugly things -...

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  • Suspense

    Dec-2012

    The Burleigh school was dying. It would be called a mercy killing were it not for the little band of inept, eccentric, or otherwise unemployable teachers who depended on this absolutely awful English boys' academy for their meagre livelihoods. A lack...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2012

    There were two Mrs Machins, relicts of the talented working-class writer Walter Machin, who was just about to be immortalised by the literary establishment. Viola was large, overbearing and, even in her seventies, still voluptuous. Hilda, the first (...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2012

    Those two days in May seem to be a highpoint in Colin Pinnock's life: a stunning election victory, a new government, and junior office for himself. But among the many congratulations he receives is one hostile message, a grubby card asking, 'Who do y...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2012

    Charlie Peace - 10

    Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Dagger -- winning crime writer, dissects family bonds at their best and worst in this stunning novel of suspense. What an honor -- to become trustee of an English stately home museum. Yorkshire...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-2010

    Kit Philipson has always felt like something of a stranger in his family. Growing up as the only child of professional parents in Glasgow, Scotland, he had every advantage. His mother was a teacher; his father, a journalist, escaped from Nazi Germany...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    May-2009

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  • Mystery

    May-2008

    A mysterious envelope arrives on Eve McNabb's doorstep soon after she has buried her mother, a woman who kept many secrets. The puzzling letter inside this envelope hints at an illicit passion between the letter writer and Eve's mother, May McNabb. ...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    May-2007

    Charlie Peace -

    Detective Inspector Charlie Peace and his wife, Felicity, are shocked when Felicity's difficult dad, Rupert Coggenhoe, suddenly announces that he's moving north to their Yorkshire village. Felicity has never much liked her father, and to have him as ...

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  • Mystery

    May-2006

    Some memories are better left buried in the past. Well-known author Graham Broadbent has managed to repress one particularly dangerous memory for many years, but a trip home to a school reunion brings back the shocking reality of a desperate youthful...

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  • Mystery

    May-2005

    Meet the Cantelos of Leeds, England. To call the Cantelos dysfunctional is actually a wild understatement. But is one of them also a killer? Clarissa Cantelo, a skilled clairvoyant, apparently thought so. Believing that her sixteen-year-old nephe...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-2004

    Bettina Whitelaw has come a long way from her childhood in the little outback town of Bundaroo, Australia. Many years have passed, a lifetime really, but she's never forgotten what happened there on the evening that changed her life forever. How c...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2003

    Well-known actress Caroline Fawley has given up a successful stage and television career for love and life in the country. International business titan Marius Fleetwood can't marry her. He already has a wife, though he claims they are "just friends."...

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  • in Mysterious Pleasures

    Mystery

    2003

    Charlie Peace - 8

    'Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool. A clever fool -- perhaps -- but a fool just the same' RAYMOND CHANDLER Ever since its creation in 1953, the Crime Writers' Association has celebrated and champione...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2002

    Charlie Peace - 7

    "In this superbly written suspense novel from British author Barnard, ...former soccer star Matt Harper, now a television and radio personality, is the new owner of Elderholm, one of a small street of sturdy old houses in Leeds. As he and his remodel...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Apr-2001

    Charlie Peace - 5

    England's celebrated, multiple-award-winning master crime novelist returns with a witty and poignant chiller about the evil of gossip and the sin of indifference.Father Christopher Pardoe is a good priest. He cares about his parishioners. He is also ...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2000

    Can the truly rich get away with murder or is there always a price?Two days in May bring Colin Pinnock’s career to a peak. His party wins a stunning election victory and he wins a new government office. What a pity that among the congratulations po...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-1999

    Charlie Peace - 6

    Masterly mystery writer Robert Barnard transports us to the Yorkshire town of Haworth, once home to the literary Brontës, now a crowded tourist mecca, for The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori, which begins with the shocking discovery of a young man's ...

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  • in Crime Through Time II

    Historical Mystery

    Aug-1998

    A GOOD MYSTERY IS TIMELESS Crime Through Time was the remarkable first collection. Now, bestselling mystery authors Miriam Grace Monfredo and Sharan Newman present Crime Through Time II -- featuring even more never-before-published historical myster...

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  • Mystery

    May-1998

    Fifteen-year-old Katy Bourne and sixteen-year-old Alan Coughlan are missing. Though they are students at the same school, they hardly know each other, so it's strange that they should disappear together. Katy's mother, self-centered and unloving, doe...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1996

    A young girl is brought up in seclusion by her elderly parents who are obsessed with isolating her from the sinfulness of life in the wicked world. When, to secure her future, they marry her off to an elderly widower, they set in motion events more t...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-1996

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Oct-1995

    Charlie Peace - 4

    The wife of a vicar, Rosemary Sheffield suddenly decides she no longer believes in God, leaves her marriage, and befriends a Bosnian named Stanko, who ends leading her back to the parish and embroiling her murder investigation. Reprint....

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1994

    In the late winter of 1979, Leeds housewife Ellen Heenan dies in childbirth -- abandoning a guilt-stricken husband to insanity's grasp and leaving four young children to fend for themselves. Thirteen-year-old Matthew and Annie, age twelve, know wh...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Sep-1993

    Charlie Peace - 3

    Reclusive brother and sister authors Joshua and Susannah Sneddon seemed happy enough to grind out their dreary literary tomes in their cozy Yorkshire cottage -- until Joshua took a fatal ax to his unfortunate sibling before putting a bullet into his ...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-1992

    The Anglican Community of St. Botolphs, set peacefully on the Yorkshire moors, is jolted when someone is found murdered in Father Anselm's cell during the gathering of delegates for a Church symposium...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Aug-1992

    Charlie Peace - 2

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1991

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  • Mystery

    Aug-1991

    AN INCONVENIENT CORPSE They met in the early 1950s, fledgling diplomats in the Foreign Office. Naive Peter Proctor was possessed by middle-class morality and ambition. Witty, reckless Timothy Wycliffe was an aristocrat whose shocking sexual appetite...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-1990

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1990

    DEADLY NEIGHBORS Wynton Lane, with its imposing Victorian houses, is a bastion of respectability. Belfield Grove Estate is not. Belfield Grove harbors families like the infamous Phelans. Led by their foul-mouthed, beer-swilling patriarch, Jack, they...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-1989

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Oct-1989

    Charlie Peace - 1

    Des Capper, landlord of Saracen's Head, a splendid Elizabethan inn, had been called a bore, a snoop, and other things not fit to print. Currently he was provoking his newest arrivals, the performers of the Ketterick Arts Festival--as rowdy a group as...

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  • Mystery

    Oct-1988

    GRANDE DAME ... GRANDE DEATH The king of novelists, Benedict Cotterel, was in his bedroom, dictating how to leave his money. The queen of the theater, Dame Myra Mason, was in the local inn, eating crow and honey. Years ago their brief affair had r...

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  • Mystery

    May-1988

    A KILLING PEACE It was 1936. The clouds of war gathered over Europe. But in the small English village, new governess Sarah Causeley was enchanted with the Hallams of Hallam House: the cucumber sandwiches at teatime, the charming conversation, the pa...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1987

    CANDIDATE FOR MURDER Bootham was a dreary Yorkshire town, without wealth, beauty, and especially class. But it did have a Member of Parliament ... until the Honorable James Partridge sinned against both God and Bootham by throwing himself into the...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1987

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1987

    Perry Trethowan - 5

    ROMANCE IS MURDER Passionate, inflamed, searing -- the vocabulary of the trade. But the words also described the irritation felt by Scotland Yard's Perry Trethowan when he was persuaded to attend the World Association of Romantic Novelists' conventi...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-1986

    Perry Trethowan - 4

    FATAL PHOTOS Police superintendent Percy Trethowan found London's Soho as colorful and full of life as ever--except for the four corpses in a seedy photography studio. Shot doing a layout for Bodies, a soft-porn "health and fitness" magazine, the ...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-1985

    AN OCCASION FOR MURDER Father Battersby, the new vicar, was scandalously High Church. Worse still, he was celibate...a condition totally unacceptable to the women of Hexton. Their minds made up, an unwelcoming committee had already formed. The town'...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-1985

    LITTLE BOY LOST He called himself Simon Thorn. He arrived in the village of Yeasdon with the other children evacuated to escape the London blitz. But his name appeared on no list. The address he gave didn't exist. His sparse belongings revealed no ...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1985

    Opera singers are often described as being larger than life, and certainly this is true of Gaylene Ffrench. Her appetites – for men, for booze, for attention – are gargantuan, and her ability to irritate is similarly outsized. So when someone ele...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1984

    MURDER IS ALWAYS RELATIVE. Not every man wants his home to be his castle. Such were the sentiments of Perce Spender when he found himself in the draughty drawing room of Chetton Hall. The sudden demise of a distant relative had transformed Perce f...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1983

    Perry Trethowan - 3

    MURDER BY THE BOOK Meeting an elderly spinster in a cozy Yorkshire pub seemed a harmless bit of serendipity for vacationing Scotland Yard Superintendent Perry Trethowan. But what Miss Edith Wing carried about in her large blue leather handbag turn...

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  • Mystery

    1983

    The Burleigh School, a private day academy for boys, has little to recommend it. Under the myopic and inept leadership of its headmaster, Edwin Crumwallis, its days may in fact be numbered. Especially when he chooses as his next headboy the particula...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-1982

    Perry Trethowan - 2

    THE QUEEN WAS NOT AMUSED. Murder and royalty didn't mix. Princess Helena had only a distant claim to the throne, but when her friends and lovers began turning up dead, Buckingham Palace demanded to know why. The princess appeared to have a wildly wi...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1982

    Perry Trethowan - 1

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1981

    Lill Hodsden was a monster. She rode roughshod over her daughter, wiped her feet on her husband, blackmailed her lovers, and smothered her sons with a mother's love that left them screaming out for freedom. Lill set the hackles rising all over Todmar...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-1981

    Lill Hodsden was a monster. She rode roughshod over her daughter, wiped her feet on her husband, blackmailed her lovers and smothered her sons with a mother love that left them screaming out for freedom. Lill set the hackles rising all over Todmarsh,...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-1981

    When the body of Englishman Martin Forsyth is found frozen in the snow in a Norwegian town high above the Arctic Circle, Inspector Fagermo of the Norwegian police must find out about the secret rendezvous which led to Forsyth's death...

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  • Mystery

    Oct-1980

    MURDER BY THE BOOK Oswaldston was a nasty industrial town in northern England, famous only as the home of the novelist Walter Machin. Machin had died after the war, leaving behind two obscure books and two extraordinary wives. Now all four had been ...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-1980

    When Sir Oliver Fairleigh Stubbs, an arrogant, bad-tempered, best-selling mystery writer, collapses during his birthday party, his long-suffering family is overjoyed until it becomes apparent that he was murdered...

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  • Mystery

    1976

    A MEDIA DEBUT FOR MURDER It was the worst possible time for murder. Radio Broadwich had come to do a documentary on Twytching's local charm. Mrs. Withens, self-appointed arbiter of community affairs, was determined to see the town put its best foo...

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  • General Fiction

    Sarah Jane Fearing, the sole offspring of a father who desperately wants a male heir, has grown up in the imposing rural mansion of one of England's most influential banking families. At the centre of Sarah's world stands her charming, generous uncle...

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  • General Fiction

    Meet the Trethowan family, an eccentric clan that prides itself on nonconformity. Perry, a young police inspector, is the only family member to have broken the tradition. Although the Trethowans disdain his normal lifestyle, they find his services he...

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