Crime-writer Robert Barnard dies, aged 76.

Revered crime-writer Robert Barnard has died, aged 76. He spent over 40 years penning countless crime novels and short stories, and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger, in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in crime writing.

Revered crime-writer Robert Barnard has died, aged 76. He spent over 40 years penning countless crime novels and short stories, and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger, in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in crime writing. His latest short-story collection, Rogues Gallery, was published last year. He was also a distinguished academic and renowned expert on the Bronte family and Agatha Christie.  Born in Essex, he was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and later taught English at universities in Australia and Norway. He then returned to England to become a full-time writer, residing in Leeds with his wife who he now leaves behind.

Read a tribute by friend and fellow A&B author, Martin Edwards

Read his obituary in The Guardian

 

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