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See Barbara Ovstedal for the article about the author previously writing under the pseudonym Barbara Paul.

Barbara Paul is an American writer of detective stories and science fiction. She was born in Maysville, Kentucky, in 1931 and was educated at Bowling Green State University and the University of Pittsburgh, among others.

Barbara Paul
Maysville, Kentucky

A number of her novels feature in-jokes: for example Full Frontal Murder borrows various names from the British TV series Blake's 7.

She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.


Science fiction novelsEdit

  • An Exercise for Madmen (1978)
  • Pillars of Salt (1978)
  • Bibblings (1979)
  • Under the Canopy (1980)
  • The Three-Minute Universe (1988) (a Star Trek novel)

Mystery novelsEdit

  • The Fourth Wall (1979)
  • Liars and Tyrants and People Who Turn Blue (1980)
  • First Gravedigger (1980)
  • Your Eyelids Are Growing Heavy (1981)
  • The Renewable Virgin (1984)
  • Kill Fee (1985) (Later adapted into a 1990 TV-film Murder C.O.D..)
  • A Cadenza for Caruso (1984)
  • Prima Donna at Large (1985)
  • But He Was Already Dead When I Got There (1986)
  • A Chorus of Detectives (1987)
  • He Huffed and He Puffed (1989)
  • Good King Sauerkraut (1989)
  • In-laws and Outlaws (1990) (Later adapted into a 1997 TV-film Der Tusel der Furcht.)
  • You Have the Right To Remain Silent (1992)
  • The Apostrophe Thief (1993)
  • Fare Play (1995)
  • Full Frontal Murder (1997)

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