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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.

News and Events

Audio edition of Under an English Heaven released by Audible

Ellie is now audio! On June 8th, Audible Studios released the audiobook edition of the first Ellie Kent mystery, Under an English Heaven, with narration by Saskia Maarleveld. During its first weekend, the new edition rose to #17 bestselling audiobook in the British Detectives category. The release date for the second book, also to be produced by Audible, has not yet been announced.

Amazon Prime members: Don’t miss this opportunity!

Please note that Under an English Heaven, which recently received its 500th customer review, will be in the Amazon Prime Reading Program through mid-June. Prime members may download the book for free during this period.

Upcoming events

June 14: “The Page One Challenge” panel (moderator), Sisters in Crime Puget Sound Chapter, Lake Forest Park Library Meeting Room (lower level of the LFP Town Center), Lake Forest Park, WA, 7 pm (open to SinC members and other interested people)

July 12: Noir at the Bar reading series, Dunbar Room, Hotel Sorrento, Seattle, WA, 7 pm (open to the public)

July 19: “We Love Bookstores,” Sisters in Crime check presentation and author event, Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, WA, 11:30 am (open to the public)

October 7: “It’s all a mystery” panel, Write on the Sound 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