Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward was born in Surrey and studied Geography at Durham University. She worked in local government for twenty years or so in a variety of roles, including organising town centre Christmas events (bonnets were worn). She has two grown up children and now lives in Bath with her husband, where she writes, paints, takes photographs and wrangles dogs. She is an enthusiastic supporter of her local arts scene and takes part in art trails and exhibitions.


Rachel writes crime novels and thrillers for adults and young adults. Her debut, NUMBERS, was published in 26 countries and won several awards in the UK and abroad. This was the first of five thrillers for young adults and was followed by a cosy crime series for adults, THE ANT AND BEA MYSTERIES.



Credit: Bombshell Photography U.K.

Rachel Ward @RachelWardbooks

Cold out, but probably not this cold. Another from earlier in the week, with ice forming on the canal again. Have a good day! Xx

If you love the Her Majesty Investigates series, then you can snap up the third one, Murder Most Royal, as an ebook for a steal today! #cosycrimeclub

So excited to show the gorgeous cover of my new book. Ninth novel but ADULT DEBUT! Set in 1934, this is the most uplifting book I’ve ever written. I’m enjoying being described as “witty and charming” after all those years of being “gritty”. https://twitter.com/HCinIreland/status/1618962059139616768

Moira Butterfield encourages you to peek into your bookish psyche this week, with a creative writing exercise for picture book writers.

Just a quick thank you to those who have read and reviewed #SafeWithYou recently. Your reviews and ratings are much appreciated and I'm so pleased so many of you are enjoying meeting Kath, Den and Sandy. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Safe-You-compelling-psychological-incredible/dp/0008560277

No new photos but I like this view of Pulteney Weir from Tuesday. Have a good day! Xx

Request it if you like:
🕸️creepy abandoned houses
👩‍👧‍👧sibling dynamics
🎲life-changing decisions
🕰️stories that take place in a single night


As the temperature drops, the body count rises...
Four brilliant medical students.
One deadly secret.
An obsession that could tear their lives apart.
The Ice Daughters.

The paperback for HOMECOMING releases this June - if you want to read it the moment it lands, be sure to pre-order with your favourite bookshop, wherever they are! @orionbooks ✨

She’s the daughter you never knew… But how far will she go to get the life she never had?

My new #PsychologicalThriller is only #99p #99c on Kindle right now so grab a copy quick if you fancy reading it! https://geni.us/B0BJFD5D8Zsocial


If you fancied checking out my first two novels from @thebookfolks they're currently on a promotion with DON'T GO BACK *free* and ONLY WATCHING YOU 99p/c until the weekend.

For more details, click here - - https://www.facebook.com/MarkWestWrites/posts/pfbid02VwRtxia6EGSDrzHceHA5LC5FAdgJAVXaiUFHtxH53kyyUE9DGgpvbUUn7mMgzxXCl

#promotion #thrillerbooks

We've got something very exciting lined up for you! @ellygriffiths and @LesleyjmThomson are coming to #WestBarnesLibrary on Monday 27th February at 7.30pm! Full details are on the poster. Please make sure you sign up for this event. @MertonLibraries

It was surreal holding #BlueBarBook at the local @nlbsingapore #library where so much of it was edited.

Libraries have been my refuge and my university, so life comes full circle when my book sits on its shelves.



What a difference a day makes - Tuesday and Wednesday at Pulteney Bridge. Two faces of winter. I'll take cold and bright, please, although subdued and moody has its charm. Have a good day. Xx

Foggy and cold out. The day started with a mini-adventure involving an unidentified animal trapped in a wheelie bin. Here's a pic from yesterday, which was freezing but quite glorious - Pulteney Weir steaming in the morning sunshine. Have a good day! xx

This is Manny. Every single time he chews on his ball, it goes flying out of his mouth. And every single time, he is surprised. 13/10

380,000 children in the UK don't own books. I was one of them. We'll have to invent libraries all over again once they're gone. My piece for @thetimesmagazine tomorrow and online from today. #Books #Libraries #EmpireLand #TheBoyWithTheTopknot #literacy


This is by default a death sentence. Absolutely appalling world leaders are just watching in silence. https://twitter.com/nasimishabnam/status/1612926261772296194

Extremely cold outside. Here's one from the weekend's walk - Macaulay Buildings on Widcombe Hill looking rather gothic in the fog. Have a good day! xx

Sunrise at Sandend beach, Aberdeenshire. (2023) Pic: John Maclean