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, which begins with Scared to Death. Praised by experts for their attention to detail, the books are also much loved by readers for their page-turning plots and devious twists, receiving favourable 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 English Assassins series featuring female assassin Eva Delacourt, and a number of standalone novels including crime thrillers, psychological thrillers and fast-paced conspiracy thrillers.
Her novels are available in eBook, print, and audiobook formats from libraries and retailers as well as her own shop on this website. Click here to find out more about her shop.
A keen traveller, Rachel has both Australian and British citizenship.
She loves hearing from readers, and replies to every email. Click here to send Rachel a message or join her Reader Group for new release updates.