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Angela Ranson

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The first time I submitted a novel for publication, it became embroiled in a fraud scandal, so the manuscript ended up being used as evidence in the trial.   I was informed by the US authorities that it was in a jail cell in Texas, and there it would remain.  

After that, I spent many years focusing on non-fiction.  In 2014, I earned a doctorate in the history of sixteenth-century England from the University of York, and spent several years publishing articles about the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.   Most recently, I acted as editor and contributing author for the book Defending the Faith:  John Jewel and the Elizabethan Church (Penn State Press, 2018).   I also work with the York Literature Festival, often acting as an interviewer for both historical and crime writers.  

In 2022 I was a runner-up in a contest for historical fiction authors, which led to a contract with Sapere Books. I am now working on a series of murder mysteries set in the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

Books by Angela Ranson

  • Shades of Death Shades of Death


  • Death Foretold Death Foretold


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