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, three linked novellas about the Vietnam War, and dozens of published short stories.What

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 she currently serves as President of the Puget Sound chapter of Sisters in Crime.

News and Events

What Child Is This? reaches #1 in five categories during recent sale

When the second Ellie Kent mystery, What Child Is This?, went on sale at 99-cents for the first time at the end of October, it quickly rose up through the Amazon sales rankings. The ebook reached #1 in the Traditional Detective Mystery, Amateur Sleuth, Cozy Mystery, and Holiday Fiction categories and kept these positions for several days. (This is a feat since Amazon rankings change hourly!) In addtion, the audio version of the book reached #1 in the British Detective category. Under an English Heaven was also on sale and reached #2 in the Traditional Detective Mystery, Amateur Sleuth, and Cozy Mystery categories. For more about the Ellie Kent mysteries or to buy a book.

Amazon Prime members in Australia may download Under an English Heaven for free

Amazon Australia has added Under an English Heaven to its Prime Reading program. This means Amazon members in that country may download the ebook at no charge through December 2018.

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Author photo: Maria Aragon