What she doesn't know might kill her...

Five friends enter an escape room. Only four make it out alive...
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About Rachel

Rachel Amphlett writes crime fiction and spy novels, most notably the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Having spent 13 years based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel recently returned to the UK. She cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Peter Robinson, Robert Harris, Ken Follett, and Stuart MacBride...

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An update from the writing cave

An update from the writing cave

I’ve realised it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything here, and the truth is that 2019 is already...
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What Tools Do I Need To Write A Book?

What Tools Do I Need To Write A Book?

The publishing industry is changing all the time, and so are the tools writers can use to write a book...
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How do I make an audiobook? (Part 2)

How do I make an audiobook? (Part 2)

Once a book is written, it takes a whole team to make it possible to share with readers. That's especially...
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Where do writers get their ideas from?

Where do writers get their ideas from?

Found: a mummified monkey in the ceiling of a department store This was the headline that screamed out from my...
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Why create an Official Reading Guide for my books?

Why create an Official Reading Guide for my books?

I got a shock the other month. Scrolling through a search on my Amazon author page to check my large...
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On #LibraryWeek – Why I love working with libraries

On #LibraryWeek – Why I love working with libraries

It often surprises me that marketing to libraries as a way to find new readers is often overlooked by indie...
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Why I won’t publish my eBooks on Kindle Unlimited

Why I won’t publish my eBooks on Kindle Unlimited

I don't often talk about the business side of my writing on social media but after receiving some comments on...
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Why I wanted to change my website

Why I wanted to change my website

On the weekend that I reveal my new website, I thought I’d take a look at what I’ve done in...
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Book news, and a fond farewell to Australia

Book news, and a fond farewell to Australia

As usual, it's been a very busy month here! Watch the video below to find out about my book news,...
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Kay Hunter’s next investigation, CrimeFest and more

Kay Hunter’s next investigation, CrimeFest and more

It's been a very busy few weeks since my last update, so click on the video below to hear all...
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Kay Hunter Series

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Dan Taylor Series