Books by Janet Neel

Janet Neel lives in North London with her husband and three children. Her first novel, Death's Bright Angel, won the Crime Writer's Association's John Creasey prize, and has subsequently been shortlisted twice for the Golden Dagger Award.


TICKET TO RIDE by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines plot, but the cutesy preoccupation Neel (O Gentle Death, 2001, etc.) lavishes on class, and her maternal indulgence of the heroine, may undermine the appeal for all but like-minded, full-blooded English nationals."
A primer on why even attorneys should avoid illegal immigrants. Read full book review >
O GENTLE DEATH by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Interesting people, a challenging puzzle, and a close look at an unusual academic scene: another of Neel's smartly written, sophisticated tales, with McLeish and Francesca their usual likable selves."
Detective Chief Superintendent John McLeish and his capable new Detective Inspector Kevin Camberton are faced with a difficult case involving members of the staff and students at the arts-oriented Faraday Foundation School. Read full book review >
A TIMELY DEATH by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

"Francesca's fifth case (Death Among the Dons, 1993, etc.) comes to life only when Antony Price's violent nature is front and center, or when you're wondering which of the heroes will be the first to dishonor their marital vows."
What started as a bit of naughty fun for time-share salesman William Price—a spot of transvestite auto-asphyxia—turned lethal when somebody kicked the table he was standing on out from under him. Read full book review >
DEATH AMONG THE DONS by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 16, 1994

"Neel handles both her troubled principals and their academic background with a mastery worthy of P.D. James's warm heart and cold eye."
Francesca Wilson, now married to Superintendent John McLeish (Death of a Partner, etc.), is released from thralldom to her demanding baby son by a summons from her friend Dame Sarah Murchieson, the new Warden of Gladstone College, to take over the Bursar's job at Gladstone. Read full book review >