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Sarah Caudwell Bibliography

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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Thus was Adonis Murdered Collins Crime Club 1981 Red cloth, gilt lettering
US: Scribner's 1981
The Shortest Way to Hades Collins Crime Club 1984 Red cloth, gilt lettering
US: Scribner's 1985
The Sirens Sang of Murder Collins Crime Club 1989 Red cloth, gilt lettering
US: Delacorte 1989
An Acquaintance with Mr Collins 1990 Red cloth, gilt lettering, short story
Not listed in the British Library
The Perfect Murder Collins Crime Club 1991 Red cloth, gilt lettering, collaboration
The Sibyl in Her Grave Delacorte 2000 US precedes. UK: 2002 Robinson
Listed in the British Library as a paperback

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Sarah Caudwell Biography - More Information
The author, real name Sarah Cockburn, born 1939 and sadly passed away in 2000, was born in London and practised as a Barrister in the famous Lincoln's Inn. Her name was a mystery in itself originally but by the time of the third book the secret was out. A superb series character and very well written. There is one major problem however, simply not enough titles!.

These books seem to have dipped in value over the last decade as the author seems to have been sadly forgotten to some extent.
The books listed in the bibliography above all deserve wider recognition from both readers and collectors.
Collecotrs will be able to find nice copies with patience but many are ex-library and often pages are tanned, check also for fading on dust jackets with red spines, most copies of Shortest Way to Hades we've seen and handled have suffered thus.
Signed first editions are rare but not unheard of.

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