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In 2015 I was one of 15 writers selected to take part in a Curtis Brown Creative Writing for Children course tutored by Catherine Johnson. My books have been nominated for a number of awards and The House of One Hundred Clocks won The Mal Peet Children's Award and The East Anglian Book of the Year 2020. Mystery of the Night Watchers was selected as Blackwell's children's book of the month for July 2021. 


The first book in my new historical series, Mysteries at Sea: Peril on the Atlantic, was published by Usborne in August 2023 and was selected as Waterstones Children's Book of the Month.

I live in Suffolk with my husband and two almost grown up children and when I'm not writing I love nothing more than curling up with a good book. My favourite children's authors include Katherine Rundell, Katherine Woodfine, Lesley Parr and Lucy Strange. I also love long walks in the countryside, swimming and drinking lots of tea!

I am on Twitter and Instagram as @amhowellwrites if you would like to get in touch please contact me using the form below. 

For any book related queries please contact my agent Clare Wallace at The Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency   

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Mysteries at Sea: Peril on the Atlantic 


Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for August 2023


"A thoroughly modern thriller" The Telegraph. 


Alice can't wait for the summer of adventure that lies ahead. She's excited to explore the huge ship, with its shops, animals and even celebrities on board.

As Alice's sailor father focuses on winning a prestigious race, she witnesses a shocking attack. Alice and her new friend Sonny start to uncover a dark sabotage plot, and as they investigate gold bars, anonymous notes and lost silk gloves, secrets in their own lives come to the surface.

While fog threatens the boat's journey, and dangerous enemies show themselves, Alice and Sonny are in their own race to solve all the mysteries unfolding. But what they discover might change both their lives forever...

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Mysteries at Sea: The Royal Jewel Plot is coming on 11th April 2024!


Praise for A M Howell's historical mysteries...


 "A new gem of First World War fiction…a deftly plotted mystery…a touching story about courage and friendship." The Telegraph

"Howell is a hypnotically readable writer, who keeps the pulse racing, while allowing every character slowly to unravel." The Telegraph

Winner of of the Mal Peet Children's Award and East Anglian Book of the Year 2020

"Another superb historical adventure by A.M. Howell… An Edwardian mystery with a refreshingly modern feel" The Telegraph

"Atmospheric, full of period detail and, most importantly, thrilling." The i Paper

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