Search - List of Books by Barbara Colley

Barbara Ann Logan Colley (born July 26, 1947) is a romance and mystery novelist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her recent work is centered on the fictitious "Charlotte LaRue", the subject of a series of mysteries. She has written more than a dozen novels which have been published in some seventeen languages. Sometimes she writes under the name "Anne Logan". Her 2009 book Wash and Die is available in paperback. In January 2010, she will release Dusted to Death.

Colley was born in Ringgold in Bienville Parish in north Louisiana but was reared primarily in Minden, the seat of neighboring Webster Parish. She graduated in 1965 from Minden High School along with her future husband, Alfred David Colley (born April 20, 1947). At MHS she played in the "All District Band" of the Louisiana Music Educators Association. She attended, first, Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, the seat of Lincoln Parish, and, then, Nicholls State University in Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish in south Louisiana, having majored in music education. It was while she was at Tech that Colley made her first trip to New Orleans, not having realized at the time that she would live most of her life within twenty miles (32 km) of the city. At the time, she expected to become a band director. The Colleys moved to Luling in St. Charles Parish in the Orleans suburbs. They have three children and at least a half dozen grandchildren.

Colley turned to writing to put to use what she calls her "healthy dose of imagination as well as the belief that I could do anything I wanted to do if I set my mind to it." Living near New Orleans gave her ideas for writing. "I truly love living near New Orleans. With its unique Creole French and Spanish influence, it's such a unique and interesting city. Strolling through the historical French Quarter or the lush Garden District is one of my favorite pastimes. The city is well over two hundred years old, but each time that I visit, I find something new and fascinating."

Her writing initially stemmed from her daughter's interest in Harlequin romance novels. Colley said that she became convinced she too could write such a novel: "Believing I could write a book was half the battle. Actually writing one and getting published was the other half."

Colley's awards include the 2003 "Reviewer's Choice Award for Best First Mystery", the 1996 "Distinguished Artist Award" because of her contribution to the literary arts in Louisiana, and the 1992 Oklahoma Romance Writers of America National Reader's Choice" for her romantic suspense novel Gulf Breezes.

Colley once worked as a line dispatcher in the former Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant near Minden and edited the classified advertising section of the Minden Press-Herald newspaper. Yet, she declares that her best job is being a published author because she can "share my stories, whether they are romances or mysteries, with thousands of wonderful readers all over the world."

On April 7, 2008, Colley underwent surgery for cancer. Her husband, David, reported that the prognosis is encouraging for her complete recovery.

Partial Listing of Colley Novels   more �

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Total Books: 35
Dusted To Death
2010 - Dusted to Death [Charlotte LaRue Mystery, Bk 8] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758222541
ISBN-10: 0758222548
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 10

Wash and Die
2008 - Wash and Die [Charlotte LaRue, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758222527
ISBN-10: 0758222521
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 14

Scrub a Dub Dead
2007 - Scrub a Dub Dead [Charlotte La Rue, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758207678
ISBN-10: 0758207670
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 14

Scrub-a-Dub Dead
2007 - Scrub-a-dub Dead [Charlotte LaRue, Bk 6 - Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781597224758
ISBN-10: 1597224758
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Rachel's War
2007 - Rachel's War [Harlequin Reader's Choice] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780373198566
ISBN-10: 0373198566
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Scrub-a-dub-dead
2007 - Scrub-a-dub-dead [Charlotte Larue Mysteries] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780758207661
ISBN-10: 0758207662
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 6

Married to the Mop
2006 - Married to the Mop [Charlotte LaRue, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758207654
ISBN-10: 0758207654
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 24

Married to the Mop A Charlotte Larue Mystery
2006 - Married to the Mop a Charlotte Larue Mystery [Wheeler Large Print Cozy Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781597222433
ISBN-10: 1597222437
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Married to the Mop
2006 - Married to the Mop [Charlotte LaRue, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780758207647
ISBN-10: 0758207646
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Wiped Out
2005 - Wiped Out [Charlotte LaRue - Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781587249518
ISBN-10: 1587249510
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Polished Off
2005 - Polished Off [Charlotte Larue, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781575668789
ISBN-10: 1575668785
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 42

Dangerous Memories
2004 - Dangerous Memories [Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 1338] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780373274086
ISBN-10: 0373274084
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 6

Polished Off
2004 - Polished Off [Charlotte Larue, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781575668772
ISBN-10: 1575668777
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 4

Death Tidies Up
2004 - Death Tidies Up [Charlotte Larue, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781575668765
ISBN-10: 1575668769
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 46

Maid for Murder
2003 - Maid for Murder [Charlotte La Rue, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781575668741
ISBN-10: 1575668742
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 59

Maid for Murder A Squeaky Clean Charlotte LA Rue Mystery
2002 - Maid for Murder a Squeaky Clean Charlotte La Rue Mystery [Charlotte La Rue Mysteries] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781575668734
ISBN-10: 1575668734
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5

Practical Manual of Land Development
1998 - Practical Manual of Land Development (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780070119673
ISBN-10: 0070119678
Genre: Substores
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Gulf Breezes
1992 - Gulf Breezes [Harlequin Superromance, No 507] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780373705078
ISBN-10: 0373705077
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

General Certificate of Secondary Education Keyboarding Assignments
1988 - General Certificate of Secondary Education Keyboarding Assignments (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780077071004
ISBN-10: 007707100X
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Practical Manual of Site Development
Practical Manual of Site Development (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780070118034
ISBN-10: 0070118035
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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