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Alison Joseph was born and brought up in London. She studied French and Philosophy at Leeds University, and then worked in local radio in Leeds as a producer and presenter. She moved back to London in 1983 and worked for a Channel 4 production company, making short documentaries. In 1985 she set up her own company, Works on Screen. Productions included Through the Devil's Gateway, a series about women and religion presented by Helen Mirren, which was broadcast by Channel 4 in 1989. A book of the series was published by SPCK. Sister Agnes became a reality with the publication of Sacred Hearts in 1994. This was followed by The Hour of Our Death (1995), The Quick and the Dead (1996), A Dark and Sinful Death (1997), The Dying Light (1999) and The Night Watch (2000). All the Sister Agnes books are published by Headline in the UK, and the first two are published in the US by St. Martin's Press.

Alison has also written short stories for Radio 4, for YOU magazine, for Critical Quarterly and for various women's magazines, as well as abridging novels for Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and The Late Book, including the award-winning production of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. She is the author of two radio plays, both broadcast on Radio 4, Go For The Grail (1995) and Baby on Board (1996).

Alison lives in London with her husband and three children.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Sister Agnes
   1. Sacred Hearts (1994)
   2. The Hour of Our Death (1995)
   3. The Quick and the Dead (1996)
   4. A Dark and Sinful Death (1997)
   5. The Dying Light (1999)
   6. The Night Watch (2000)
   7. The Darkening Sky (2004)
   8. Shadow of Death (2007)
   9. A Violent Act (2009)
   What Dark Days Seen (2020)
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Agatha Christie Investigates
   1. Murder Will Out (2015)
   2. Hidden Sins (2015)
   3. Death in Disguise (2017)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Samir's Lament (2016)
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Series contributed to
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Alison Joseph recommends
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Gun For Hire (2018)
(Michael Devlin)
Thomas Waugh
"A gripping thriller, elegantly told. A complex plot, deftly handled."
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Impure Blood (2016)
(Captain Darac, book 1)
Peter Morfoot
"A gripping, complex and fluently told story with a compelling sense of place and a troupe of well-formed and utterly believable characters."

Anthologies containing stories by Alison Joseph
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Music of the Night (2022)
(Crime Writer's Association Anthology)
edited by
Martin Edwards
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Motives for Murder (2016)
A Celebration of Peter Lovesey on His 80th Birthday
edited by
Martin Edwards
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Deadly Pleasures (2013)
(Crime Writer's Association Anthology)
edited by
Martin Edwards

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