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.

Rachel Ward @RachelWardbooks

Horrible outside. I'm scared of storms these days so had to steel my nerve to go out. For a calmer experience, I recommend the Museum of the Moon at @bathabbey - you can pop in most of the time and gaze and wonder. Have a good day. xxx

New title. Final copyedit. Gatsby meets Rebecca meets The Breakfast Club on the Fowey Estuary in 1989 and 2019. Out in hardback from Mantle in July 2022.

I know I mentioned it before but I've just finished listening to A Three Dog Problem by @sophiabennett now and it was entirely fabulous. Such assured writing - I am in awe. #cosycrimeclub

I nipped to @ntstourhead yesterday hoping to catch some autumn colour and sunshine. What a glorious place! Have a good day. xxx

We have launched our 2021 Gift a Book campaign!🤩 ❄️📚

Our libraries are inviting book donations, to be gifted to people in the community who may not otherwise receive a Christmas present.

#BathnesLibraries #GiftABook #SpreadSomeJoy

Delighted to say my new picture book illustrated by #JenKhatun will be published by @Lantanapub in March 2022. MIght have to plan a party!

Announcement! After an extended break I'm reconvening #cosycrimeclub on Tuesday 30th November at 11.00am. What crime books have you enjoyed reading this year? Come and chat in the friendliest corner of Twitter. All welcome.

Walked into town this morning and hit that lovely moment when the sky is inky blue just before the sun rises. Have a good day! Xxx

I've been trying to keep the holiday feeling going by painting - a reminder of dawn walks down to the sea. 'First Light at Winspit', oil on board. #painting #Dorset

Autumn leaves by the canal. Have a good day. xxxx

the room next door - Boris Johnson at the CBI

I'm so chuffed with early reviews for my new book!😊

'O.M.G. This book blew my socks off. I love a book that slaps you into shock in the end.'⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Out on 31st Jan, you can read the blurb here:
Amazon: https://geni.us/B09KY7NWB2cover

@bookouture @nholten40

Duly boosted. Thank you #NHS xxxx

The Christmas Murder game is a Kindle daily deal today - 99 weeny teeny p! https://twitter.com/ukkindledeals/status/1463077364192231424

👑#Giveaway👑

#AThreeDogProblem by @sophiabennett was published in hardback (and eBook) on 11 November and you can win one of five copies in #TheMotherloadBookClub on Facebook! Closes tonight (Tues 23 November) at 9pm. UK addresses only.

Enter here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/molobookclub/permalink/4527848200644476/

@RachelWardbooks @hkist Ooh. That’s just in time to enjoy the release of @cmacwritescrime’s Mistletoe and Crime:

It's two years since this little monster came into my life. She's still a work in progress (yes, she's That dog, the one that barks at every other dog and screams at squirrels) but look at those eyes...she's also the best nap buddy ever.

The sun drops behind the hill. Taken yesterday - the days are getting shorter and shorter & there's an edge to the air. Have a good day. Xxx

Introducing a brand new series of cosy murder mysteries... Death in Disguise is now available to preorder!

For caterer, Fran, it’s her first murder mystery party, for one of the guests it’ll be their last...
http://smarturl.it/Death-In-Disguise @bookouture

Announcement! After an extended break I'm reconvening #cosycrimeclub on Tuesday 30th November at 11.00am. What crime books have you enjoyed reading this year? Come and chat in the friendliest corner of Twitter. All welcome.