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.

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 currently lives in the Pacific Northwest.

She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Crime Writers Association (UK), PEN America, and currently serves as President of the Puget Sound chapter of Sisters in Crime.

News and Events

Read “K is for Kinsey”: my tribute to Sue Grafton on The Writing Life 

This summer I read all 25 of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone mysteries – a wonderful reading and learning experience. Read more.

Save now on Ellie Kent mysteries

In August, Amazon selected Under an English Heaven as a Kindle Monthly Deal. Customers in the US will be able to purchase the ebook for only $1.99 all month. The audio edition of What Child Is This? is also currently on sale for $1.99. Enjoy!

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.

Upcoming events

October 7: “It’s all a mystery” panel, Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, Edmonds, WA (registered conference participants only)

October 30: “Once Upon a Crime” book talk, at Oak Harbor Library, Whidbey Island, WA, 2:00-3:30 pm (open to the public)

Interested in having Alice talk to your book or writers’ group? You may contact her at


Author photo: Maria Aragon