Alice K. Boatwright

Mysteries and More


In the Life Ever After cover

Enjoy the sights and sounds of England!

YouTube playlists are now available to enhance your experience of reading each of the Ellie Kent mysteries. From witnessing the famous Bonfire Night celebration in Lewes and learning how to make mini minces to hearing the Widor Toccata played on York Minster’s famous organ, there is much to enjoy (and even a few laughs). Visit the Ellie Kent mysteries page to download PDFs with all the links.

The third Ellie Kent mystery is available in ebook and paperback editions

The cold, dark winter is finally ending, and Ellie and Graham Kent have gone to celebrate a belated honeymoon in Paris, but news from Little Beecham casts a shadow over their holiday. Convicted murderer Corinna Matthews has been released from prison and turns up in Little Beecham, asking for Mrs. Kent. As Ellie soon discovers, it was Louise Kent, Graham’s late wife, Corinna wanted to see, but she steps in to help. In the Life Ever After finds her not only coping with villagers who still want “an eye for an eye,” but also seeking answers to the baffling questions that surround what really happened on the night Corinna murdered her brother Pindar and why.

In the Life Ever After offers the perfect mix of engaging characters and a cunning plot. Readers are in for a treat!” — Candace Robb, bestselling author of the Owen Archer mysteries

New editions of earlier Ellie Kent mysteries are now available

The new editions of the popular Ellie Kent mysteries, Under an English Heaven and What Child Is This? published by Firefly Ink Books, are now available on Amazon, and the new paperback editions will be ready in mid-January. The Audible editions of the first two books also continue to be available.

“The Fog Man,” a crime story, has been published in Bull

A short crime story set in San Francisco has been published in Bull. The journal promoted “The Fog Man” with this pull-quote: “His ex-wife thought it was a bad joke when he said he felt most fully alive in a fog, but he didn’t see what was funny about it. No one joked about scuba divers who were happiest groping along the bottom of the ocean.” Read more

Zoom with me!

Since the Zoom era began, Alice has participated in events from California to Connecticut, as well as in England, France, India, and Pakistan. It’s an any time, anywhere world now, so if your book club or other group would like to chat with her about her books, reading, or writing, please feel free to contact her at

Recent/forthcoming events

January 22, 2024: Mystery and Crime Author Night at Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park). Alice will be reading with 11 other authors from the Puget Sound Chapter of Sisters in Crime. 7 p.m., free and open to all.

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

For Zoom (or Skype, or Facetime) author visits, contact