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Jessica Mann


UK flag (b.1937)

Crime-writer Jessica Mann was born in London, England in 1937. She studied archaeology at Cambridge University and Law at Leicester University.

She is the author of a non-fiction book, Deadlier Than the Male: An Investigation into Feminine Crime Writing, about female crime writers from Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers to Ngaio Marsh. She contributes reviews and feature articles to many newspapers and magazines, is a regular broadcaster on TV and radio and tours regularly promoting her books at events and festivals.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Thea Crawford
   The Only Security (1973)
     aka Troublecross
   Captive Audience (1975)
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Tamara Hoyland
   1. Funeral Sites (1981)
   2. No Man's Island (1983)
   3. Grave Goods (1984)
   4. A Kind Of Healthy Grave (1986)
   5. Death Beyond The Nile (1988)
   6. Faith Hope and Homicide (1991)
   The Stroke of Death (2016)
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Novels
   A Charitable End (1971)
   Mrs Knox's Profession (1972)
   The Sticking Place (1974)
   The Eighth Deadly Sin (1976)
   The Sting Of Death (1978)
   Telling Only Lies (1992)
   A Private Inquiry (1996)
   Hanging Fire (1997)
   The Survivor's Revenge (1998)
   Under A Dark Sun (2000)
   The Voice From The Grave (2002)
   The Mystery Writer (2005)
   Dead Woman Walking (2013)
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Non fiction show
 
Jessica Mann recommends
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A Hero's Daughter (2003)
Andreï Makine
"[It] carries the unmistakable stamp of historical and human truth ... subtle and powerful."
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The Habit of Widowhood (1996)
Robert Barnard
"Robert Barnard is always original, never repeats himself and has a delectable wit."
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A Suitable Vengeance (1991)
(Inspector Lynley, book 4)
Elizabeth George
"Perceptive of character, inventive of plot and generous with local colour... A very good writer indeed."

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