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Sarah Yarwood-Lovett

After spending sixteen years as an ecologist, crawling through undergrowth and studying nocturnal habits of animals (and people), Dr Sarah Yarwood-Lovett naturally turned her mind to murder. She may have swapped badgers for bears when she emigrated from a quaint village in the South Downs to the wild mountains of the Pacific Northwest, but her books remain firmly rooted in the rolling downland she grew up in.
Forensically studying clues for animal activity has seen Sarah surveying sites all over the UK and around the world. She’s re-discovered a British species thought to be extinct during her PhD and updated London’s Natural History Museum; she’s debated that important question – do bats wee on their faces? – at school workshops; and she’s given evidence as an Expert Witness along with barristers and solicitors. Along the way, she’s discovered a noose in abandoned warehouse and had a survey de-railed by the bomb squad. 
Her unusual career has provided the perfect inspiration for a series of murder mysteries with an ecological twist – and, these days, Sarah’s research also includes consulting detectives, lawyers, judges and attending murder trials.
 Her first book, A Murder of Crows was published by Embla books, a division of Bonnier on 1 July 2022.


Genres: Cozy Mystery
New and upcoming books
Dr Nell Ward Mystery
   1. A Murder of Crows (2022)
   2. A Cast of Falcons (2022)
   3. A Mischief of Rats (2023)
   4. A Generation of Vipers (2023)
   5. A Trace of Hares (2024)
   6. A Swarm of Butterflies (2024)
Award nominations
2023 RNA: Romantic Thriller Award (finalist) : A Murder of Crows

Sarah Yarwood-Lovett recommends
The Dog Park Detectives (2024)
Blake Mara
"A fun murder mystery with plenty of leads to get tangled and clues to sniff out!"
The Launch Party (2023)
Lauren A Forry
"There's no atmosphere on the moon - unless you're at Hotel Artemis, where the mood is distinctly menacing. Lauren Forry delivers a truly unique take on a locked room murder."
A Pen Dipped in Poison (2023)
(Liz, Pat and Thelma, book 2)
J M Hall
"Malice and mayhem spur a school reunion of three modern Marples - and some of their Thirsk community learn a lesson they'll never forget!"

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