Rachel Amphlett Reading Order and Checklist: The official guide

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The only official guide to crime fiction and spy novel author Rachel Amphlett


This free guide provides an official introduction to novels by crime fiction and spy novel author, Rachel Amphlett. 


Rachel Amphlett is a prolific crime fiction and spy novelist who has written three popular series – the Detective Kay Hunter novels, the English Assassins series, and the Dan Taylor spy thrillers, as well as a number of standalone books.

This official free guide contains a list of Rachel Amphlett’s books in publishing order and series order, as well as exclusive previews of chapters from each book.

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A list of novels by Rachel Amphlett in publishing order

A list of novels by Rachel Amphlett in series order

Exclusive excerpts (with no spoilers) from each of Rachel’s novels


This official free guide contains exclusive excerpts from:


The Detective Kay Hunter series:

Scared to Death

Will to Live

One to Watch

Hell to Pay

Call to Arms

Gone to Ground

Bridge to Burn

Cradle to Grave

Turn to Dust

The Detective Mark Turpin series:

None the Wiser

Her Final Hour


The Dan Taylor spy thriller series:

White Gold

Under Fire

Three Lives Down

Behind the Wire


The English Assassins series:

Assassins Hunted

Assassins Vengeance

Assassins Retribution


Standalone titles:

The Friend Who Lied

Look Closer

Mistake Creek

Before Nightfall


This is the only official guide to Rachel Amphlett’s novels you’ll ever need – and it’s completely free.


What readers are saying about Rachel Amphlett’s novels:



On Scared to Death, book one in the Detective Kay Hunter series:


“Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller.” ~ Robert Bryndza, bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice


“Moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns” ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone series


On White Gold, book one in the Dan Taylor spy thriller series:


“The style is reflective of the thrillers of Robert Ludlum" ~ Goodreads


"This was a blast! Literally, lots of action, great characters and an excellent plot." ~ Audiobook reviewer


On The English Spy Mysteries series:


"With the Assassins trilogy, Rachel Amphlett proves her mastery of the fast-paced action thriller. Get ready for a hell of a ride" ~ Zoe Sharp, bestselling author of the Charlie Fox series


On Look Closer


"Pacey thriller with appealing characters that really hits the ground running, Look Closer is great for fans of Bourne, Spooks and other high octane conspiracy fare." ~ Bang2Write


“I have not enjoyed a book so much since I read Robert Goddard's 'Past Caring' ... like Robert Goddard's style of writing, Rachel Amphlett keeps you guessing and surprising you” ~ Goodreads


On Mistake Creek:


"This book was highly addictive. A thrilling suspense/mystery novel that you'll not want to put down until you reach the end." ~ Goodreads


"Action non-stop from the opening page.” ~ Goodreads


On Before Nightfall:


"An action-packed thriller that barrels along at an astonishing pace, and one that will keep you guessing until the very end!” ~ Goodreads 


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About the author

Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylorespionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunterseries.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Robert Crais, Stuart MacBride, and many more.

She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore's TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag. 

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Published on
Jun 25, 2018
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / Military
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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