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Ruth Dudley Edwards

UK flag (b.1944)

After being a Cambridge postgraduate, a teacher, a marketing executive and a civil servant, Ruth Dudley Edwards became a full-time writer. A journalist, broadcaster, historian and prize-winning biographer who lives in London, her recent non-fiction includes books about The Economist, the Foreign Office, the Orange Order and Fleet Street. The first of her ten satirical mysteries, Corridors of Death, was short-listed for the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger; two others were nominated for the CWA Last Laugh Award. Her two short stories appeared respectively in The Economist and the Oxford Book of Detective Stories.

Genres: Mystery
Robert Amiss
   1. Corridors of Death (1982)
   2. The Saint Valentine's Day Murders (1984)
   3. The English School of Murder (1990)

     aka The School of English Murder

   4. Clubbed to Death (1992)
   5. Matricide at St. Martha's (1994)
   6. Ten Lords A-Leaping (1995)
   7. Murder in a Cathedral (1996)
   8. Publish and be Murdered (1998)
   9. The Anglo-Irish Murders (2000)
   10. Carnage on the Committee (2004)
   11. Murdering Americans (2007)
   12. Killing the Emperors (2012)
Non fiction show
Ruth Dudley Edwards recommends
The Snow Thief (2020)
C J Carver
"I will never forget this eye-opening, gripping often terrifying and disturbing story not just a thriller but a story about surviving Chinese authoritarianism in Tibet, and how love can flourish in the most terrible places. In its power, universality and passion, it deserves to be an international bestseller."
A Brush with Death (2018)
(Susie Mahl Mystery, book 1)
Ali Carter
"This is a crime novel for mystery fans sick of gore and sexual violence. Just curl up and lose yourself happily in this world of animals and toffs - closely observed by a beady-eyed artist turned amateur sleuth who realises all is not as innocent as it looks and is determined to do something about it."

Books containing stories by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Motives for Murder (2016)
A Celebration of Peter Lovesey on His 80th Birthday
edited by
Martin Edwards
Trouble is Our Business (2016)
An Anthology of Irish Crime Writers
edited by
Declan Burke
Belfast Noir (2014)
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville

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