J. J. BARRIE ... Australian born author & writer

In 2008, the Author published his debut crime novel, The award-winning topical crime thriller has recently been released in an updated edition - All The Cardinal's Men. By then writing fulltime, this book was followed by the intriguing story of the robbery of the icon of the art world, the Mona Lisa based partially on fact - Mona Lisa-The Virgin Mother. Soon  followed by a sequel, Curse of the Diamonds, winner of the 2012 Asian Editors Choice Award, and currently  a bestseller in publication in four countries. 

His abiding interest in historical fiction continues with
The Emigrants. first published as an omnibus edition in 2010. Expanded to a series, the first volume – The Brothers Five – was published in both print and eBook formats in 2012. Gold & Glory – was printed in 2015 with the final volume – The Sisters Three – to complete the trilogy.  Extensively travelled, with a close knowledge of much of Europe and Asia, his stories continue to possess an affinity with their locales. A sequel to Curse of the Diamonds, set in England and Europe is currently a work in progress - The Shelford's of Shelford.

    CURSE OF THE DIAMONDS - published 2013 CUSTOM BOOKS imprint

Comments & Reviews
Winner 2012 Editors Choice Award... featured at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
J.J. Barrie's bestseller for 2013

A well-plotted crime & murder mystery with twists, surprises and a stunning finale... quite superb - and a deserving winner!' 

Judges Citation September 2012

One of the year's gems.... An excellent mystery worthy of the ilk of a Paterson, LaPlante or Cannell. I enjoyed the book from cover to cover, often finding it difficult to put down.... my rambling review did not do it justice..
Robert Campbell, Daily Telegraph

A good mystery with an ingenious robbery and a murder or two thrown in, add La Coccinelle, Europe's best cat burglar and the urbane and deadly Paul Mouton... mix a little insurance fraud and you have a great novel. It suffered a little in several scenes in Paris but overall great reading! David E. Frost, Monaco 

A worthy successor to TO STEAL A LADY. Great story, same characters. A good read!
 John T, NY

"La Coccinelle - the Ladybird - Paul and Gerard Colbert, and a well-planned heist was expected but the involvement of the Russian mafia, the girls and then the French SSD - three or four plots all woven into one incredibly good story. Four stars is not enough."
P J Robbins, Review Editor, First Editions, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEYER NECKLACE STOLEN

The Diamond Exhibition at the British Geological Museum was today closed after the robbery of the priceless Meyer Necklace. A Scotland Yard spokesman would not comment on the investigation except to say that various lines of enquiry were being explored...''
                           
London Times

She centred the White Star of Africa into the cleft of her breasts, adjusting the three strands until they lay perfectly, before marvelling at the increased effect. Lady Winton sat quietly at her dressing table, almost as though in a trance. Her eyes stared unseeingly into the ornate, gold-framed mirror. 

A shadow dulled the reflection, slowly encompassing her completely. 
A tiny smile parted her lips.

The fabulous necklace again sparkled under the flickering lights of the chandelier and the two lamps, one each side of the marble top. Thousands of dancing fires in every hue and tone blazed from the uncounted facets of the six hundred diamonds. The ring of stones surrounding and the centrepiece diamond flashed around her, alive with the colours and refracted lights of the rainbow. 

Her maid knocked softly. When there was no reply she entered quietly. 
Mesmerised, she hesitated before asking, 'Do you require any assistance with the necklace, m'lady?' 

With no answer, she touched her employer lightly on the shoulder. The shadow seemingly encasing her, disappeared instantly. The maid screamed. 
Lady Winton was dead.

The Curse of the Diamonds!

 

A thrilling sequel to the acclaimed Mona Lisa: The Virgin Mother

First Edition  March 2013
Second Edition May 2014
Third  Edition 3 August 2014
ISBN 978 1481800860

PRINT Format:153 x 229 mm 
US Trade Paperback
Extant 294pp 
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