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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
 
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A Suitable Vengeance (1991)
(Inspector Lynley, book 4)
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"Perceptive of character, inventive of plot and generous with local colour... A very good writer indeed."
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The Habit of Widowhood (1996)
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"Robert Barnard is always original, never repeats himself and has a delectable wit."
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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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98 Reasons for Being (2004)
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"...interesting elegant tale...in a society poised on the brink of discovering psychiatry, psychology and self-doubt."

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