Josephine Tey is the psuedonym of Elizabeth Mackintosh. Mackintosh, a writer and dramatist, was born in Inverness in 1896. She wrote one novel under the name Gordon Daviot, and seven, as Tey, featuring Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard. She also used the name Daviot when writing plays, including Richard of Bordeaux, which was directed by and starred John Gielgud. She died on February 13, 1952, shortly after the publication of her final novel, The Daughter of Time.
Robert Barnard 1936-2013 Robert Barnard was born in Essex, England on November 23, 1936. He read English at Balliol College, Oxford. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a professor. His first novel, Death of an Old Goat, was published in 1974. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books including A Cry from the Dark, The Bones in the Attic, Posthumous Papers, Death in a Cold Climate, Sheer Torture, Political Suicide, The Missing Brontï¿½, The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori, and A Charitable Body. He also wrote an illustrated biography of Emily Brontï¿½ and A Brontï¿½ Encyclopedia, compiled with Louise Barnard. He received numerous awards including the Nero Wolfe, Anthony, Agatha, Edgar and Macavity Awards. In 2003, he won the CWA Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime of achievement. He died on September 19, 2013 at the age of 76.