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Rachel Amphlett

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Before turning to writing, USA Today bestselling crime author Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as an editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, because that’s what she grew up reading. When she was 11 years old, her grandad gave her his copy of The Eagle Has Landed, and she’s been an avid fan of the genre ever since.

Her debut thriller, White Gold was released in July 2011 and features British secret agent Dan Taylor. The series established Rachel as an author to watch and spurned three more novels before Rachel turned her attention to a new character, Detective Kay Hunter.

The Kay Hunter crime thrillers are based in Kent and feature a tight-knit team of detectives. Praised by experts for their attention to detail, the books are also much loved by readers for their page-turning plots and devious twists with comparisons to TV shows NCIS and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

More recently, Rachel created a new crime thriller series based around the central character Mark Turpin, an Oxfordshire-based detective. The first book, None the Wiser, received critical acclaim from Adrian McKinty (The Chain) and Jo Spain (With Our Blessing, The Confession), with the follow-up book, Her Final Hour being praised by the creator of the DCI Banks series, Peter Robinson.

In addition to her detective stories, Rachel also writes the Eva Delacourt thriller series featuring a female contract killer, and a number of standalone crime thrillers, psychological thrillers and conspiracy thrillers.

A keen traveller, Rachel has both Australian and British citizenship.

You can find out more about Rachel and her books at www.rachelamphlett.com.

Other Awards

Bridge to Burn, Longlisted Davitt Awards, 2020

The Friend Who Lied, Longlisted Davitt Awards, 2020

Cradle to Grave, Longlisted Davitt Awards, 2020

None the Wiser, Longlisted Davitt Awards, 2021

Turn to Dust, Longlisted Davitt Awards, 2021

Her Final Hour, Longlisted Davitt Awards, 2021

Books by Rachel Amphlett

  • The Lost Boy The Lost Boy
  • Her Final Hour Her Final Hour

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  • A Lethal Deception A Lethal Deception
  • Blood On Snow Blood On Snow

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  • The Reckoning The Reckoning

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  • The Beachcomber The Beachcomber

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  • Official Reading Guide and Checklist Official Reading Guide and Checklist

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  • Scared To Death Scared To Death

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  • Will To Live Will To Live

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  • One To Watch One To Watch

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  • Hell To Pay Hell To Pay

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  • Call To Arms Call To Arms

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  • Gone To Ground Gone To Ground

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  • Bridge To Burn Bridge To Burn

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  • Cradle To Grave Cradle To Grave

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  • Turn To Dust Turn To Dust

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  • A Darker Place A Darker Place

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  • None The Wiser None The Wiser

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  • Assassins Hunted Assassins Hunted

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  • Assassins Rogue Assassins Rogue

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  • The Friend Who Lied The Friend Who Lied

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  • Look Closer Look Closer

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  • Before Nightfall Before Nightfall

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  • Mistake Creek Mistake Creek

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  • Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Run

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  • White Gold White Gold

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  • The Legacy Device The Legacy Device

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  • Under Fire Under Fire

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  • Three Lives Down Three Lives Down

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  • Behind The Wire Behind The Wire

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