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Linwood Barclay

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Linwood Barclay was born in the United States, but moved to Canada just before turning four years old. He received a B.A. in English from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He worked for the Peterborough Examiner before joining the Toronto Star in 1981. He held such positions as assistant vis mere city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper's humor columnist in 1993. On June 28, 2008, he wrote his last column announcing his retirement from the Star. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction works including Last Resort; Bad Move; Bad Guys; Lone Wolf; Stone Rain; No Time for Goodbye; Too Close to Home; Fear the Worst; and Never Look Away. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Linwood Barclay

Uden et ord (2007) 2,309 eksemplarer, 117 anmeldelser
For tæt på (2008) 1,169 eksemplarer, 57 anmeldelser
Fear the Worst (2009) 1,096 eksemplarer, 90 anmeldelser
Se aldrig væk (2010) 1,067 eksemplarer, 88 anmeldelser
The Accident (2011) 789 eksemplarer, 57 anmeldelser
Trust Your Eyes (2012) 741 eksemplarer, 61 anmeldelser
A Tap on the Window (2013) 597 eksemplarer, 41 anmeldelser
A Noise Downstairs (2018) 545 eksemplarer, 58 anmeldelser
Broken Promise (2015) 521 eksemplarer, 54 anmeldelser
Elevator Pitch (2019) 498 eksemplarer, 33 anmeldelser
No Safe House (2014) 404 eksemplarer, 23 anmeldelser
Far From True (2016) 403 eksemplarer, 40 anmeldelser
Bad Move (2004) 382 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Find You First (2021) 379 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
The Twenty-Three (2016) 339 eksemplarer, 23 anmeldelser
Never Saw It Coming (2013) 271 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Take Your Breath Away (2022) 259 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Parting Shot (2017) 238 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
Bad Guys (2005) 237 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Lone Wolf (2006) 209 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Stone Rain (2007) 188 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Lie Maker (2023) 162 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Clouded Vision (2011) 107 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Look Both Ways (2022) 67 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Chase (2017) 57 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Final Assignment (2016) 51 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
I Will Ruin You (2024) 43 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Escape (2018) 38 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Last Resort (2001) 32 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Mike Harris Made Me Eat My Dog (1998) 10 eksemplarer
Jacket Man [short story] (2016) 9 eksemplarer
Father Knows Zilch: A Guide for Dumfounded Dads (1996) 5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Disparue à cette adresse (2024) 3 eksemplarer
Ford AbomiNation (2019) 3 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

Associated Works

FaceOff (2014) — Bidragyder — 513 eksemplarer, 33 anmeldelser
Tödliche Gaben: Die spannendsten Weihnachtskrimis (2009) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2007 v06 #294 (2007) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Dead in the Water (2006) — Forord — 9 eksemplarer

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Almen Viden

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Trent University (Peterborough)
assistant city editor
chief copy editor
news editor
Life section editor
Humour Columnist
Barclay, Neetha (Wife)
Barclay, Spencer (Son)
Barclay, Paige (Daughter)
Toronto Star
Kort biografi
At the age of 22, Linwood left the resort and got his first newspaper job, at the Peterborough Examiner.
In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest circulation newspaper. For twelve years he held a variety of editing positions, then became the paper’s humour columnist in 1993. A few thousand columns later, he retired from the paper in 2008 to write books full-time.

After writing four comic thrillers featuring the character Zack Walker, Linwood turned to darker, standalone novels, starting with No Time for Goodbye, which became an international hit. The novel has been translated into nearly forty languages, was the single bestselling novel in the UK in 2008, and has been optioned for film by Eric McCormack. Since then, all of Linwood’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists, and more his books have been optioned.

Linwood studied English Literature at Trent University. He was fortunate to have some very fine mentors; in particular, the celebrated Canadian author Margaret Laurence, whom Linwood first met while she was served as writer-in-residence at Trent, and Kenneth Millar, who, under the name Ross Macdonald, wrote the acclaimed series of mystery novels featuring the private eye Lew Archer.

It was at Trent where he met his wife Neetha. They have been married more than thirty years, and have two children, Spencer and Paige.



Chat i Book Discussion : A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay (januar 2019)
Chat i Book Discussion : A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay (december 2018)


David er på tur med sin kone og barn, da konen pludselig forsvinder. Han leder fortvivlet og må sande, at han ikke kender sin kones dybeste hemmelighed.
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