Sarah Caudwell





Sarah Caudwell


Born
in Cheltenham, The United Kingdom
May 27, 1939

Died
January 28, 2000

Genre


Sarah Cockburn (1939-2000) wrote under the pen-name Sarah Caudwell. She was a mystery writer. The four books of her "Hilary Tamar" series are her only novels other than The Perfect Murder which she co-wrote with several other novelists, but she also wrote several short crime stories. She was the half-sister of Alexander Cockburn.

Series:
* Hilary Tamar Mystery

Average rating: 4.10 · 7,108 ratings · 492 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Thus Was Adonis Murdered (H...

4.04 avg rating — 2,543 ratings — published 1981 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Shortest Way to Hades (...

4.13 avg rating — 1,838 ratings — published 1984 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Sibyl in Her Grave (Hil...

4.15 avg rating — 1,324 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Sirens Sang of Murder (...

4.16 avg rating — 1,257 ratings — published 1989 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Anne Perry Presents Malice ...

by
3.72 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Women Before the Bench

by
4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mammoth Book of Comic C...

by
3.27 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Perfect Murder-2 Cassettes

by
2.98 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Suit of Diamonds

by
3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1991
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Oxford Book of Detectiv...

by
3.22 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Sarah Caudwell…
Thus Was Adonis Murdered The Shortest Way to Hades The Sirens Sang of Murder The Sibyl in Her Grave
Hilary Tamar (4 books)
by
4.11 avg rating — 6,962 ratings

“The trouble with real life is that you don't know whether you're the hero or just some nice chap who gets bumped off in chapter five to show what a rotter the villain is without anyone minding too much.”
Sarah Caudwell, The Sirens Sang of Murder

“...it seems to us that the readers who want fiction to be like life are considerably outnumbered by those who would like life to be like fiction.”
Sarah Caudwell

“You will be interested to hear, Hilary, that it [the drug] had a most remarkable effect — even on Selena after a very modest quantity. She cast off all conventional restraints and devoted herself without shame to the pleasure of the moment."

I asked for particulars of this uncharacteristic conduct.

"She took from her handbag a paperback edition of Pride and Prejudice and sat on the sofa reading it, declining all offers of conversation.”
Sarah Caudwell, The Shortest Way to Hades

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Mystery Lovers!: Award for funniest mystery 17 89 Sep 06, 2011 07:25PM  
Reading with Style: 20.7 Four-bagger 25 37 Jun 18, 2013 07:18PM  
Cozy Mysteries : This topic has been closed to new comments. Title and Author Game - Archived 12154 1353 Jul 15, 2013 11:58AM  
Cozy Mysteries : This topic has been closed to new comments. Mystery ABC's - Archived 9417 1187 Jul 15, 2013 12:01PM  
Cozy Mysteries : Cozies in the UK 42 272 Oct 20, 2013 07:35PM  
Cozy Mysteries : Short/new Cozy series 11 46 Nov 21, 2013 08:58PM  
The History Book ...: G'S 50 BOOKS READ IN 2013 126 201 Jan 03, 2014 02:05PM