Alice K. Boatwright

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Alice K. BoatwrightAlice K. Boatwright is the author of the Ellie Kent mysteries, which debuted with Under an English Heaven, winner of the 2016 Mystery and Mayhem Grand Prize. The sequel What Child Is This? was published in November 2017. She is also author of the award-winning Collateral Damage; Sea, Sky, Islands; and dozens of published short stories.

Alice holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and has taught at the University of New Hampshire, UC Berkeley, and the American School of Paris. Formerly based in the UK and France, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Crime Writers Association (UK), PEN America, and Sisters in Crime.

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News and Events

Knitting + detective = Miss Marple in most readers’ minds. But there was another Golden Age knitter, Miss Maud Silver, who supported herself as a professional “private enquiry agent” and worked closely with police, all while knitting dozens of garments. I wrote a celebration of Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver for the UK Crime Readers Association newsletter, if you haven’t met her yet, read on! There are 32 books worth of pleasure awaiting you and, unlike Miss Marple, they include a bit of romance.

Upcoming events

There are no events scheduled at this time. Look for me in my basement office, writing. . . or playing with my cats, Hector and Molly.

Interested in having Alice talk to your book or writers’ group?

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Author photo: Maria Aragon