Rachel Ward

Interviewed 25 June 2021

Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward is a 50-something author, who started her writing career with young adult thrillers and has now turned to adult crime. She live in Bath with her husband, son and two dogs. One dog is on high alert in the house, while the other covers many perceived threats outside. Between them, she needs ear defenders and nerves of steel.

As well as writing, she enjoys taking photographs on her daily walks and tries to tweet a picture, usually a city or country view, at the start of each day. She also draws and paints, including landscapes and portraits, people and pets, and takes part in local art trails and exhibitions.

Rachel hosts a fortnightly chat about books on Twitter called #cosycrimeclub and is involved in a library crime book group, as well as Read Easy Bath, a voluntary group providing one-to-one literacy support to adults who wish to develop their reading skills.


Books by Rachel Ward

Expiry Date

When a woman’s body is discovered during building works, supermarket worker Bea Jordan is worried that it might be one of her customers who she hasn’t seen for a few weeks. But the body has been there longer than that and proves to be connected to Bea in a very unexpected way.

Reviewed on 31 October 2020 by Linda Wilson

Dead Stock

Supermarket checkout worker Bea and her friend and colleague Ant are on the case of a cat killer in Kingsleigh.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Cost of Living

When a colleague is attacked on her way home, Bea, who works in the same supermarket, takes an interest in the case.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Linda Wilson