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Sarah Rayne began writing in her teens, and after a Convent education, which included writing plays for the Lower Third to perform, embarked on a variety of jobs.  Her first novel was published in 1982, and since then she has written more than 25 books, including eight psychological thrillers, the widely-read haunted house series featuring the Oxford don, Michael Flint, and the recently-launched series with the music researcher, Phineas Fox.

Sarah’s books have received considerable critical acclaim, with Tower of Silence long-listed for the prestigious Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year.

More details about the books can be found on the website: http://www.sarahrayne.co.uk

News and details of forthcoming publications are usually posted on Sarah’s Facebook page on http://www.facebook.com/SarahRayneAuthor

Sarah greatly enjoys hearing from readers, and can be contacted via email at sarah@sarahrayne.co.uk

What the critics have said about Sarah Rayne’s work:

‘It was hard choosing just one of Rayne’s supernatural thrillers – they are all superb…’    Woman & Home

‘Totally hypnotic…  Grabs you from the start and builds to a gripping end…’   The Bookseller.

‘Equal parts Daphne du Maurier, Josephine Tey and Ruth Rendell…  Rayne possesses superb story-telling skills…’     US Mystery Guild

‘Tense, gripping…  A smashing writer who really knows how to weave a tale…’    Booksellers’ Choice

‘The Dark Lady of crime fiction…   Eruditely eerie…’   Reviewing the Evidence

Rayne writes with impressive authority, moving seamlessly through multiple perspectives, her expertly balanced prose creating sustained suspense…’    Kirkus


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