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Barbara Cleverly was born in the north of England and is a graduate of Durham University. A former teacher, she has spent her working life in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk; she now lives in Cambridge. She has one son and five step-children. She is the author of seven books in the Joe Sandilands series, including The Last Kashmiri Rose, Folly du Jour and Strange Images of Death. Her Joe Sandilands series, set against the background of the Indian Empire, was inspired by the contents of a battered old tin trunk that she found in her attic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Praise for Barbara Cleverly: "Despite her mastery at vivid scene-setting, Cleverly never loses sight of the historical puzzle that is central to her story. Simply put, it's a stunner."--New York Times "Spectacular and dashing. Spellbinding."--New York Times Book Review "Excellent.... Golden age fans who appreciate deceptive storytelling enhanced by the kind of in-depth characterization lacking in Agatha Christie will be more than satisfied."--Publishers Weekly Starred Review "This series and its hero age well: the perspicacious Sandilands exhibits an arresting combination of Mary Russell's discernment and Chief Inspector Wexford's tenacious certainty."--Booklist Starred Review "Cleverly's crisp prose and solid cast of supporting characters ... make the book a delight to read."--Denver Post "Stylish and intricate.... Cleverly has perfect pitch for period and place, whether her hero is unearthing evil in India, England or France."--Richmond Times-Dispatch "A great blood and guts blockbuster."--Guardian "Atmospheric ... intricately plotted."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for the Joe Sandilands series: "In her spellbinding debut mystery, The Last Kashmiri Rose, Barbara Cleverly evokes both the enchantments and the dangers of India during the convulsive later days of the Raj."--The New York Times "Cleverly maintains the high standards set by earlier Sandilands tales, blending a sophisticated whodunit with full-blooded characters and a revealing look at her chosen time and place."--Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for Barbara Cleverly: "Despite her mastery at vivid scene-setting, Cleverly never loses sight of the historical puzzle that is central to her story. Simply put, it's a stunner."--"New York Times " "Spectacular and dashing. Spellbinding."--"New York Times Book Review " "Excellent.... Golden age fans who appreciate deceptive storytelling enhanced by the kind of in-depth characterization lacking in Agatha Christie will be more than satisfied."--"Publishers Weekly" Starred Review "This series and its hero age well: the perspicacious Sandilands exhibits an arresting combination of Mary Russell's discernment and Chief Inspector Wexford's tenacious certainty."--"Booklist" Starred Review "Cleverly's crisp prose and solid cast of supporting characters ... make the book a delight to read."--"Denver Post " "Stylish and intricate.... Cleverly has perfect pitch for period and place, whether her hero is unearthing evil in India, England or France."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch" "A great blood and guts blockbuster."--"Guardian" "Atmospheric ... intricately plotted."--"Kirkus Reviews Praise for the Joe Sandilands series: ""In her spellbinding debut mystery, The Last Kashmiri Rose, Barbara Cleverly evokes both the enchantments and the dangers of India during the convulsive later days of the Raj."--"The New York Times ""Cleverly maintains the high standards set by earlier Sandilands tales, blending a sophisticated whodunit with full-blooded characters and a revealing look at her chosen time and place."--"Publishers Weekly, starred review " Praise for Barbara Cleverly: "Despite her mastery at vivid scene-setting, Cleverly never loses sight of the historical puzzle that is central to her story. Simply put, it's a stunner."--"New York Times " "Spectacular and dashing. Spellbinding."--"New York Times Book Review " "Excellent.... Golden age fans who appreciate deceptive storytelling enhanced by the kind of in-depth characterization lacking in Agatha Christie will be more than satisfied."--"Publishers Weekly" Starred Review "This series and its hero age well: the perspicacious Sandilands exhibits an arresting combination of Mary Russell's discernment and Chief Inspector Wexford's tenacious certainty."--"Booklist" Starred Review "Cleverly's crisp prose and solid cast of supporting characters ... make the book a delight to read."--"Denver Post " "Stylish and intricate.... Cleverly has perfect pitch for period and place, whether her hero is unearthing evil in India, England or France."--"Ri

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