John Barber had careers in Advertising, International Banking and the Wine Industry
before becoming Town Centre Manager but now concentrates on writing. This page links
to all his novels and published articles from the Site Map (left).
His novels do not fall into a recognized genre but would fit within the crime/mystery/detective/rural
England/cozy/black comedy sections of a fiction list. They are set in fictional English
towns where sexual intrigue and political in-fighting is rife beneath a pleasant,
small town veneer of respectability.
John has lived for the last thirty five years in small English towns. The theme running
through all his works is the decline of the traditional High Street and the loss
of community that used to be so commonplace there. He has an irreverent humour which
runs throughout the novels and some may feel awkward with the sexual references.