Crime-writer Jessica Mann was born in London, England in 1937.
She studied archaeology at Cambridge University and Law at Leicester University. Her book, Funeral Sites (1981), is the first in a series of six novels featuring archaeologist Tamara Hoyland, which also includesDeath Beyond The Nile (1988) and Faith, Hope and Homicide. Her other novels include: A Private Enquiry(1996), shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award; Under a Dark Sun (2000); The Voice from the Grave (2002); and The Mystery Writer (2006).
She is also the author of a non-fiction book, Deadlier Than the Male: An Investigation into Feminine Crime Writing (1981), about female crime writers from Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers to Ngaio Marsh. She contributes reviews and feature articles to many newspapers and magazines, is a regular broadcaster on TV and radio and tours regularly promoting her books at events and festivals.
Out of Harm’s Way (2005), is a history of the overseas evacuation of children from Britain during World War II.
Jessica Mann lives with her husband, an archaeologist, in Cornwall. She wrote a joint publication with him:Godrevy Light (2009), which tells the story of Godrevy Lighthouse in St Ives Bay. Her latest book The Stroke of Death is due for release in June 2016.
Godrevy Light, Twelveheads Press, 2009
The Fifties Mystique, Quartet Books, 2012
Dead Woman Walking, The Cornovia Press, 2013
The Stroke of Death, Robert Hale, 2016
Awards and Residencies
Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award, 1996