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Rachel Howzell Hall

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aka Rachel Howzell

Rachel was born in Los Angeles, California fifteen days after Paul McCartney announced the split of the Beatles. As a child, she kept a pen in her hand, writing everywherein notebooks, on loose-leaf paper, in her big brothers prep-school yearbook and on the back of church bulletins. But never on walls, buildings or freeway overpasses. That is graffiti.

For four years, she lived in the forest at UC Santa Cruz. There, she received a degree in English and American Literature, and helped to charter the Pi Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated.

She lives with her husband and daughter in L.A.

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
March 2024

(Never Tell, book 4)
June 2024

What Fire Brings
July 2024

The Last One
Detective Elouise Norton
   1. Land of Shadows (2014)
   2. Skies of Ash (2015)
   3. Trail of Echoes (2016)
   4. City of Saviors (2017)
   A Quiet Storm (2002)
   The View from Here (2010) (as by Rachel Howzell)
   No One Knows You're Here (2014)
   They All Fall Down (2019)
   And Now She's Gone (2020)
   These Toxic Things (2021)
   We Lie Here (2022)
   What Never Happened (2023)
   What Fire Brings (2024)
   The Last One (2024)
Anthologies edited
Series contributed to
Never Tell
   4. Scorpions (2024)
Rachel Howzell Hall recommends
Missing White Woman (2024)
Kellye Garrett
"Kellye Garrett has done it again with Missing White Woman - she's given us a heroine that could easily be our BFF, sister, or daughter, as well as a twisty plot and relationships that are complicated and authentic. Garrett expertly mixes sorrow and grief, humor and identity with the chaos of social media, making this suspense novel a propulsive read. Garrett remains a writer to watch."
Such a Lovely Family (2024)
Aggie Blum Thompson
"Fun and engaging, Thompson's latest 'whodunnit,' showcases her knack for sly humor and building suspense. Secrets, money, murder... What could possibly go wrong?"
Anywhere You Run (2022)
Wanda M Morris
"So powerful! Though she's writing about the past, Wanda Morris tells a story that feels incredibly relevant today. With its menacing characters and emotionally wrenching situations, Anywhere You Run made me hold my breath for two wonderfully well-drawn heroines."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Rachel Howzell Hall
Shattering Glass (2020)
A Nasty Woman Press Anthology
edited by
Heather Graham
Occupied Earth (2015)
Stories of Aliens, Resistance and Survival at all Costs
edited by
Richard Brewer and Gary Phillips

Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2020) : They All Fall Down

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