Linda Barnes

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Linda Barnes (født 6. december 1949[1]) er en amerikansk krimiforfatter.

Biografi[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Barnes er født og opvokset i Detroit og uddannet på Boston University, hvorefter hun blev dramalærer og instruktør i Chelmsford og Lexington i Massachusetts. Mens hun underviste, skrev hun to skuespil, "Wings" og "Prometheus", men skiftede genre og har skrevet en lang række kriminalromaner.

Linda Barnes bor i omegnen af Boston sammen med sin mand.

Romaner[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Barnes er bedst kendt for Carlotta Carlyle-serien, hvis hovedperson er en høj, rødhåret privatdetektiv fra Boston i samme tradition som Sue Grafton og Sara Paretskys kvindelige detektiver.

Michael Spraggue-serien[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • Blood Will Have Blood (1981)
  • Bitter Finish (1982)
  • Dead Heat (1984)
  • Cities Of The Dead (1985)

Carlotta Carlyle-serien[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • A Trouble Of Fools (1987)
  • The Snake Tattoo (1989)
  • Coyote (1990)
  • Steel Guitar (1991)
  • Snapshot (1993)
  • Hardware (1995)
  • Cold Case (1997)
  • Flashpoint (1999)
  • The Big Dig (2002)
  • Deep Pockets (2004)
  • Heart Of The World (2006)
  • Lie Down With The Devil (2008)

Em Moore[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • The Perfect Ghost (2013)

Kritik[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • The Perfect Ghost Carolyn Haley skrev (i New York Journal of Books) “Don’t be surprised if Linda Barnes gets an award for The Perfect Ghost, . . .”[2]
  • Kirkus skrev "Barnes puts aside her Carlotta Carlyle series (Lie Down With the Devil, 2008, etc.) for an eerie, suspenseful stand-alone that focuses more on the characters and their dark pasts than on a clever mystery." [3]
  • Publishers Weekly skrev "Although the mystery is slow to build, Barnes delivers a captivating story of love, rivalry, and revenge." [4]

Priser[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Vundne[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • 1986 Anthony award for Best short story, "Lucky Penny"[5]
  • 1987 Edgar award for Best novel, A Trouble of Fools[6]

Nomineringer[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • 1986 Shamus award for Best private eye short story, "Lucky Penny"[7]
  • 1988 Anthony award for Best novel, A Trouble of Fools[5]
  • 1988 Edgar award for Best mystery novel, A Trouble of Fools[8]
  • 1988 Shamus award for Best private eye novel, A Trouble of Fools[7]

Referencer[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  1. ^ page 15, Great Women Mystery Writers, 2nd Ed. by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, 2007, publ.
  2. ^ New York Journal of Books
  3. ^ Kirkus
  4. ^ Publishers Weekly
  5. ^ a b Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees. Bouchercon.info. 2. oktober 2003. Hentet 5. marts 2012. 
  6. ^ Edgar Award Winners and Nominees in the Private Eye Genre. Thrillingdetective.com. Hentet 5. marts 2012. 
  7. ^ a b The Private Eye Writers of America and The Shamus Awards. Thrillingdetective.com. Hentet 5. marts 2012. 
  8. ^ Best Mystery Novel Edgar Award Winners and Nominees - Complete Lists. Mysterynet.com. Hentet 5. marts 2012. 

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