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Alice Clark Platts

Alice Clark Platts - Ghostwriter

Singapore, Singapore

Professional Novelist and Ghostwriter:Thrillers, Commercial, Women's Fiction. Author of Bitter Fruits and The Taken published by Penguin.

Overview

I am an author published by Penguin Random House. I have written the best-selling The Taken (shortlisted for the Dead Good Book Awards) and Bitter Fruits. My short fiction has been published in various anthologies including the upcoming Deadlier edited by Sophie Hannah. I am a ghostwriter of commercial and women's fiction. I love all aspects of the writing process, particularly the journey from creative ideas to words on the page.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the Dead Good Book Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the Impress Prize 2013.

Work experience

Novelist

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (almost 6 years)

I am the author of the crime novels Bitter Fruits and The Taken published by Penguin Random House. My short fiction has been published in various publications including the upcoming Deadlier anthology published by Head of Zeus and edited by Sophie Hannah.

I also teach creative writing to both adults and students.

Lawyer

Government Legal Services
September, 2005 – October, 2011 (about 6 years)

Human rights solicitor for the GLS working in immigration and public law. Notable cases involved Winnie Mandela and the rapper Snoop Dogg.

I have a Masters in Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics which I completed in 2011.

Trainee Solicitor

Herbert Smith Freehills
September, 2003 – August, 2005 (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Bitter Fruits: DI Erica Martin Book 1 (Erica Martin Thriller)

Alice Clark-Platts

A stunning debut - part psychological thriller, part detective novel - from a powerful and distinctive new voice.The murder of a first-year university student shocks the city of Durham. The victim, Emily Brabents, was from the privileged and popular set at Joyce College, a cradle for the country's future elite.As Detective Inspector Erica Martin investigates the college, she finds a close-knit... read more

A stunning debut - part psychological thriller, part detective novel - from a powerful and distinctive new voice.The murder of a first-year university student shocks the city of Durham. The victim, Emily Brabents, was from the privileged and popular set at Joyce College, a cradle for the country's future elite.As Detective Inspector Erica Martin investigates the college, she finds a close-knit... read more

The Taken: DI Erica Martin Book 2 (Erica Martin Thriller)

Alice Clark-Platts

A tense and powerful police procedural set in the city of Durham where a murdered preacher may be more monstrous than his own killer.There's the lost.There's the missing.And there's the taken.She asked me once if we had any secrets, and I shook my head. 'No secrets between us,' she said. 'No,' I answered. 'Never ever.'In a Durham hotel at dawn, celebrated preacher Tristan Snow is murdered as h... read more

A tense and powerful police procedural set in the city of Durham where a murdered preacher may be more monstrous than his own killer.There's the lost.There's the missing.And there's the taken.She asked me once if we had any secrets, and I shook my head. 'No secrets between us,' she said. 'No,' I answered. 'Never ever.'In a Durham hotel at dawn, celebrated preacher Tristan Snow is murdered as h... read more

To Die For

Alice Clark-Platts

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of To Die For by Alice Clark-Platts, read by Rachel Bavidge. In an empty car park, Ryan James sits in his car contemplating death. He has set up a hose pipe that is pouring carbon monoxide into the car, and his deciding whether or not to close the last window and end it all. Finally, he gets a text and decides to end his life. De... read more

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of To Die For by Alice Clark-Platts, read by Rachel Bavidge. In an empty car park, Ryan James sits in his car contemplating death. He has set up a hose pipe that is pouring carbon monoxide into the car, and his deciding whether or not to close the last window and end it all. Finally, he gets a text and decides to end his life. De... read more

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