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Clara Benson

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Clara Benson is the author of the Angela Marchmont Mysteries and Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventures - traditional English whodunits in authentic style set in the 1920s and 30s. One day she would like to drink cocktails and solve mysteries in a sequinned dress and evening gloves. In the meantime she lives in the north of England with her family and doesn't do any of those things.

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Clara Benson Hi, I'm glad you're enjoying the books! I'm not sure where Barbara sprang from - I think she's one of those characters I sometimes get who turn up and…moreHi, I'm glad you're enjoying the books! I'm not sure where Barbara sprang from - I think she's one of those characters I sometimes get who turn up and make themselves at home without much input from me (Freddy Pilkington-Soames is another one). I have occasionally considered putting her in her own series once she's matured a bit, but I don't have any firm plans. It's partly a question of whether I feel I can continue writing stories in this milieu with this group of characters without people (or me) getting tired of them!(less)
Clara Benson Hi Ann,

Good question! You might have seen that I've been branching out a bit lately (mainly with my new pen name Antonia Frost), and The Lucases of Lu…more
Hi Ann,

Good question! You might have seen that I've been branching out a bit lately (mainly with my new pen name Antonia Frost), and The Lucases of Lucas Lodge was an early experiment in that respect. I took down the book because I felt I wasn't aiming it at the right readership, and because I decided I'd prefer my Clara Benson pen name to be known for just the one genre, mysteries.

I haven't quite decided what to do with The Lucases, but it's possible I might republish it under a completely different pen name further down the line. I'm not planning to write any more of the same in the near future, as I'd like to concentrate on Clara and Antonia for now. However, if I do write any more Regency stories at a later date I won't base them around Jane Austen characters, but will make them completely original.

I hope that answers your question :-)(less)
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Clara Benson answered Susan Lewis's question: Clara Benson
Hi Susan, I'm glad you've been enjoying Angela. I would certainly like to write more books about her, but I'm not sure when it will be as I don't write as fast as I used to! Let's call it a "vague plan" rather than a promise.
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“I set fire to his bed one night while he was in it. I’d be obliged if you wouldn’t mention that, though, as they never found out who did it, but the police got involved and things were rather unpleasant at school for a while.”
Clara Benson, The Incident at Fives Castle

“uncomfortably conscious that women of her age did not generally hide in cupboards drinking whisky”
Clara Benson, The Incident at Fives Castle

“lugubrious for that. I say, isn’t “lugubrious”
Clara Benson, The Murder at Sissingham Hall

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