Barnard, Robert

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BARNARD, Robert. Also writes as Bernard Bastable. British, b. 1936. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Literary criticism and history. Career: Full-time writer, 1983-. Lecturer in English Literature, University of New England, New South Wales, 1961-66; Lecturer and Sr. Lecturer, Bergen University, Norway, 1966-76; Professor of English Literature, Tromso University, Norway, 1976-83. Publications: MYSTERIES: Death of an Old Goat, 1974; A Little Local Murder, 1976; Death on the High C's, 1977; Blood Brotherhood, 1977; Unruly Son, 1978; Posthumous Papers, 1979; Death in a Cold Climate, 1980; Mother's Boys, 1981; Sheer Torture, 1981; Death and the Princess, 1982; The Missing Bronte, 1983; Little Victims, 1983; A Corpse in Gilded Cage, 1984; Out of the Blackout, 1985; The Disposal of the Living, 1985; Political Suicide, 1986; Bodies, 1986; Death in Purple Prose, 1987; The Skeleton in the Grass, 1987; At Death's Door, 1988; Death of a Salesperson (short stories), 1989; Death and the Chaste Apprentice, 1989; A City of Strangers, 1990; A Scandal in Belgravia, 1991; A Fatal Attachment, 1992; A Hovering of Vultures, 1993; Masters of the House, 1994; The Bad Samaritan, 1995; The Habit of Widowhood (short stories), 1996; No Place of Safety, 1998; The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori, 1999; A Murder in Mayfair, 2000; The Bones in the Attic, 2002; The Mistress of Alderley, 2002. LITERARY CRITICISM: Imagery and Theme in the Novels of Dickens, 1974; A Talent to Deceive: An Appreciation of Agatha Christie, 1980; A Short History of English Literature, 1984; Emily Bronte, 2000. AS BERNARD BASTABLE: To Die Like a Gentleman, 1993; Dead, Mr. Mozart, 1995; Too Many Notes, Mr. Mozart, 1995; A Mansion and Its Murder, 1998. Address: Hazeldene, Houghley Lane, Leeds LS13 2DT, England.