Alice K. Boatwright

Mysteries and More


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Alice K. Boatwright: Author of the day: an interview

Alice was recently the Manybooks Author of the Day, answering questions about the Ellie Kent mysteries and her writing life, as well as her “secret skills” and plans. Read the interview here.

“The Blackberry Pie Thief” published in The Saturday Evening Post

A new crime story, “The Blackberry Pie Thief,” was published as part of The Saturday Evening Post‘s New Fiction Friday series on March 15th. In this story, Elinor leaves behind her old life as a therapist in crime-ridden, traffic-mad LA to try to find a new direction on an island off the coast of Washington. There she discovers that island life brings other challenges and mysteries to solve. Read it now.

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.

A murderer returns to Little Beecham in the third Ellie Kent mystery

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

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

September 9: Sisters in Crime Night, Monday, 9/9 at 7 pm, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA. Alice will read from the third Ellie Kent mystery, In the Life Ever After, as part of group reading by members of the Puget Sound chapter of Sisters in Crime. Free and open to the public. Book signing follows the reading.

November 23: Written in the NW Book Fair, Saturday, 11/23, 11 am–5 pm, Lynnwood Event Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA. Open to the public. More details.

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

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