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Rachel Sargeant

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Rachel writes the Gloucestershire Crime series, published by Hobeck Books. The first title is Her Deadly Friend. The second, Her Charming Man, comes out in May 2024.

She is also published by HarperCollins. Her most recent title is The Roommates, a psychological thriller set in a university during freshers’ week.

Her previous novels, also with HarperCollins, are The Good Teacher, a detective mystery, featuring DC Pippa “Agatha” Adams, and The Perfect Neighbours, a psychological thriller set in Germany.

Rachel grew up in Lincolnshire, studied at Aberystwyth University in Wales, spent several years living in Germany and now lives in Gloucestershire with her family. She has a PhD from the University of Birmingham. Her hobbies are visiting coffee shops, country houses and the theatre.



Other Awards

Won Writing Magazine’s Crime Short Story competition and runner up in another year.

Shortlisted for Bristol Short Story Prize.

Second Prize in Henshaw Short Story Competition

Books by Rachel Sargeant

  • The Roommates The Roommates


  • The Perfect Neighbours The Perfect Neighbours


  • The Good Teacher The Good Teacher


  • Her Deadly Friend Her Deadly Friend


  • Gallipoli: Year of Love and Duty Gallipoli: Year of Love and Duty


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