John Barber, Author


Links to all published novels and anthologies, a selection of published articles and blogs can be found below.


John Barber’s novels are set in fictional English towns where sexual intrigue and political in-fighting is rife beneath a pleasant, small town veneer of respectability. They fall within the cozy, traditional British detective sections of mystery fiction.


He has been writing professionally since 1996 when he began to contribute articles to magazines on social and local history. His first published book in 2002 was a non-fiction work entitled The Camden Town Murder which investigated a famous murder mystery of 1907 and names the killer. This is still available in softback and as an ebook.


His novels and other books are published through Smashwords and the full text of his interview with them outlining his background, literary influences and published works can be found here.


John Barber is now editing an on line newspaper and further biographical information can be found at Ward Times.

My Books

Notes on all novels and anthologies

Best of British Blog

Best of British Blog from

2 September 2010


25 May 2012



Local interest


History & People

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John Barber

John Barber, author