Robert Barnard (1936 - 2013)

English crime author and critic Robert Barnard has died aged 76.


This merits a mention as he was the author of the excellent "A Talent To Deceive: An Appreciation of Agatha Christie", a not-too-heavy (and yet maybe all the better for being so?) look at her work. Of the many critics of Agatha Christie's work, Barnard is / was the one I find my own opinions agree with the most.


A great author in his own right, too.


There don't appear to be any newspaper obituaries online yet...


  • How sad! I've always enjoyed reading his little comments about each of Christie's work's. RIP
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