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Masters, Priscilla 1952–

Masters, Priscilla 1952–

PERSONAL: Born April 21, 1952, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England; adoptive father an orthopedic surgeon; adoptive mother an elementary and high school teacher; married; husband a doctor; children: two sons. Education: Studied nursing at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Birmingham, England. Hobbies and other interests: Playing piano and harp, antiques, ornithology, long country walks, visiting places of cultural and architectural interest.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Allison & Busby, Ashwell Grange, Gardiners Lane, Ashwell, Hertforshire SG7 5NA, England.

CAREER: Writer. Also works as a nurse. Public speaker on the topic of crime writing.

WRITINGS:

MYSTERY NOVELS; "JOANNA PIERCY" SERIES

Winding up the Serpent, Macmillan (London, England), 1992.

A Wreath from My Sister, Macmillan (London, England), 1995.

Catch the Fallen Sparrow, Macmillan (London, England), 1996.

And None Shall Sleep, Macmillan (London, England), 1997.

Scaring Crows, Macmillan (London, England), 1999.

Embroidering Shrouds, Macmillan (London, England), 2001.

Also author of Endangering Innocents, Allison & Busby (Ashwell, Hertforshire, England).

OTHER

Mr. Bateman's Garden (juvenile), 1987.

Night Visit (mystery novel), Macmillan (London, England), 1998.

A Fatal Cut (mystery novel), Macmillan (London, England), 2000.

Disturbing Ground (mystery novel), Allison & Busby (Ashwell, Hertforshire, England), 2002.

ADAPTATIONS: The novel A Fatal Cut was recorded as an audio book, released by Recorded Books, 2000.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

British Medical Journal, July 27, 2002, Trisha Greenhalgh, review of Disturbing Ground, p. 226.

Publishers Weekly, September 30, 3003, review of Embroidering Shrouds, p. 55.

ONLINE

Joanna Piercy Web site, http://www.joannapiercy.com (July 14, 2003).

Tangled Web, http://www.twbooks.co.uk/ (May 18, 2000).

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