ROBERTS, Barrie. British, b. 1939. Genres: Romance/Historical, Mystery/ Crime/Suspense, Paranormal. Career: Civil servant, 1958-61; cable technician, 1961-64; manager of a record shop in Walsall, England, 1964-66; folksinger, 1966-68; lawyer's clerk, 1968-79; manager of a students' union in Wolverhampton, England, 1979-83; free-lance legal consultant in Walsall, 1984-96. Adult education lecturer on folksong, ghosts and mysteries and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Walsall Human Rights Committee, public relations officer, 1968-72; West Midland Travellers' School, public relations officer, 1971-73, chairperson, 1974-75. Publications: Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (historical suspense novel), 1994; (with A. Bradford) Midland Ghosts and Hauntings, 1994; Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail, 1995; Sherlock Holmes and the Man from Hell, 1997; Midland Murders and Mysteries, 1997; Sherlock Holmes and the Royal Flush, 1998; (with A. Bradford) Midland Spirits and Spectres, 1998. Address: 27 Florence St., Walsall, West Midlands WS1 2LQ, England.
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