Kate Rhodes was born in London. She has worked as a teacher and university lecturer, and now writes full-time. Kate began her writing career as a poet, publishing two prizewinning collections. She has held a Hawthornden fellowship and been shortlisted for Forward and Bridport Prizes. She has written five novels in the Alice Quentin series, CROSSBONES YARD, A KILLING OF ANGELS, THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS, RIVER OF SOULS and BLOOD SYMMETRY, the first of which was selected by Val McDermid for the Harrogate Crime festival's New Blood panel championing new crime writers. In 2014 Kate Rhodes won the Ruth Rendell Short Story Award, sponsored by the charity InterAct. Visit her website at http://katerhodes.org or follow her on Twitter @K_RhodesWriter.
Praise for Kate Rhodes - .There are some great twists, turns and surprises in this debut novel. - SunQuentin is one of a cast of really believable and entertaining characters and both the plot and the writing keep one thoroughly engaged throughout. A stylish debut - Daily MailAlice is a vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline - Sunday ExpressLike Nicci French, Kate Rhodes excels at character, pace and sense of place.A terrific new heroine on the block - Woman & HomeA pacy psychological thriller that makes good use of its London setting. - GuardianAn atmospheric, smart, often terrifying read.