Alice Clark Platts

Alice Clark Platts – Ghostwriter

Professional Novelist and Ghostwriter.


I have had four novels published by Bloomsbury and Penguin Random House including The Flower Girls and the recent The Cove. My short fiction has been published in numerous anthologies. I have taught creative writing for the last decade including at LaSalle College of the Arts and on my own course Telling Yourself the Story. I love all parts of the creative process of writing - including the inevitable panic of staring at the blank page!

'Alice has given me the courage to continue and not lose momentum. I now have the belief that I do have a story worth sharing.' Student, Telling Yourself the Story, April 2020
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Short Story Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
English (UK)
  • Shortlisted for the Dead Good Book Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the Impress Prize 2013.

Work experience


Jan, 2012 — Present

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.

Government Legal Services

Sep, 2005 — Oct, 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.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Sep, 2003 — Aug, 2005 (almost 2 years)


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 t... 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 se... 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 Joy... read more

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