Author Profile

Barbara Elle

Country: United States
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In her stunning debut thriller, author Barbara Elle paints a clever and twisted picture of women and sisters, whose lives are entwined by a brutal murder in a Cape Cod town. Death In Vermilion asks: Who can you trust?
After falling love with books and writing at a young age, she honed her writing chops as a copywriter at Macmillan, Doubleday Books and other publishers. Working as a freelance journalist, she's reported on local news and personalities.
She grew up in Boston, but as an adult became a New Yorker. However, her writing draws on people and places she remembers, so Death In Vermilion is set on Cape Cod, a place of memories.
Barbara continues collecting characters and plots, often traveling the world with her touring musician husband, exploring Buddhist temples in Beijing, crypts in Vienna or Kabuki Theater in Tokyo. She always packs a notebook and a laptop.
She is currently working on Death in Smoke, the next installment in The Cape Mysteries series. Death is Smoke is scheduled for publication in 2018.
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