biographer, broadcaster, anthologist, and writer of mystery stories, educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She married Pinter in 1980. Her readable and scholarly biographies include lives of Mary Queen of Scots (1969), O. Cromwell (1973), Marie Antoinette (2001), and Love and Louis XIV (2006). Her female detective, Jemima Shore, was introduced in Quiet as a Nun (1977), and has since appeared in several mystery novels and in a television series. The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 was published in 1997.