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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

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

Rachel Howzell Hall recommends
Hollywood Homicide (2017)
(Detective By Day Mystery, book 1)
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"Hollywood Homicide has a heart as big as Los Angeles, a plot as twisty as the 110 Freeway, and a heroine just as complex as the burger battle between In-N-Out and Fatburger...Can't wait for the next adventure with Garrett and Dayna Anderson!"
Girl, 11 (2021)
Amy Suiter Clarke
"Twisty and tense! GIRL, 11 is a stirring and stunning tale of secrets, saviors and serial killers. This story stays with you long after you've reached the last page!"
Under Color of Law (2021)
(Trevor Finnegan, book 1)
Aaron Philip Clark
"Aaron Phillip Clark’s Under Color of Law is a dizzying, breathtaking ride through the City of Angels, offering an unflinching and compelling look at the complexities of being a Black man wearing a detective’s badge. An awesome L.A. story and a helluva page-turner!"
All Her Little Secrets (2021)
Wanda M Morris
"A heartbreaking, heart-bursting page-turner of a book! Wanda Morris's debut is a refreshing read—both entertaining and wise."
The Paradox Hotel (2022)
Rob Hart
"Wonderfully twisty, smart, and funny and, ultimately, heartbreaking . . . Hart continues to flex his muscles as one of crime's best world builders."

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