Sarah Caudwell





Sarah Caudwell

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born
in Cheltenham, The United Kingdom
May 27, 1939

died
January 28, 2000

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About this author

Sarah Cockburn wrote under the pen-name Sarah Caudwell (1939-2000) 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


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More books by Sarah Caudwell…
“...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

“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

“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

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