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Katherine Howell

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Sydney, Australia



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Katherine Howell worked as a paramedic for fifteen years while completing her Bachelor and Masters degrees in creative writing. Her first novel, Frantic, was published in 2007 by Pan Macmillan and set a paramedic alongside Sydney police detective Ella Marconi in 'an adrenaline rush of a thriller' (Sydney Morning Herald). It won the 2008 Davitt award for best crime fiction. Her second book, The Darkest Hour, continued the pattern with Ella and another paramedic in 'a finely paced and engrossing novel' (Guardian UK). The third in the series, Cold Justice, made the Australian bestseller list, saw Katherine travelling on a P&O cruise as guest author, and was described by NYT bestselling author Tess Gerritsen as 'one of my favourite books of ...more

So here we are, in 2017! How on earth did that happen?!? 

Last time I wrote I said I was at uni. I'm now a fully fledged RN and working in anaesthetics/recovery in a major Brisbane hospital, and I LOVE it. It's great to be looking after people again. But I haven't left the whole book thing behind completely! Though I'm not actually writing anything at the moment, I have a couple of free events c... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.85 · 2,112 ratings · 431 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Frantic (Detective Ella Mar...

3.72 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 2007 — 18 editions
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Web of Deceit (Detective El...

3.87 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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Violent Exposure (Detective...

3.88 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Cold Justice (Detective Ell...

3.82 avg rating — 263 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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The Darkest Hour (Detective...

3.89 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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Silent Fear (Detective Ella...

3.85 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Tell the Truth (Detective E...

3.94 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Deserving Death (Detective ...

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Frantic The Darkest Hour Cold Justice Violent Exposure Silent Fear Web of Deceit Deserving Death
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