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Janet Neel

Janet Neel Cohen, Baroness Cohen of Pimlico (b. 4 July 1940) is a British lawyer and crime fiction writer. She is the daughter of George Edric Neel and Mary Isabel Budge. She was educated at South Hampstead High School, Hampstead, London, England and graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Honours, Law.

She started to work as a practising solicitor in 1965. She married James Lionel Cohen, son of Dr. Richard Henry Lionel Cohen, on 18 December 1971. She was a Governor of the BBC between 1994 and 1999. She was created Baroness Cohen of Pimlico, in the City of Westminster (life peer), on 3 May 2000 and sits as a Labour peer in the House of Lords.

As Janet Neel and Janet Cohen she is the author of crime fiction novels.


Francesca Wilson and John McLeish series

  • Death's Bright Angel (1988)
  • Death on Site (1989)[1]
  • Death of a Partner (1991), shortlisted for Gold Dagger Award
  • Death Among the Dons (1993), shortlisted for Gold Dagger Award
  • A Timely Death (1996)
  • To Die For (1998)
  • O Gentle Death (2000)

Other novels

  • The Highest Bidder (1992); writing as Janet Cohen
  • Children of a Harsh Winter (1995); writing as Janet Cohen
  • Ticket to Ride (2005)


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