Andrea Penrose

ANDREA PENROSE began her writing career at age five, creating a number of Westerns lavishly illustrated with crayon drawings of horses and cowboys. However, she has since moved on to Regency England, an era that has fascinated her ever since she picked up a copy of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice. (Clearly she has a thing for Men in Boots.)

She graduated from Yale, and went on to get a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art, concentrating in publication design. After working as an Art Director in the magazine world, she’s turned to writing full time. (She cheerfully admits to having a left brain-right brain love affair with the printed page.) Her books have garnered numerous awards, including two Daphne Du Maurier Awards for historical mystery, The Golden Leaf, and she’s been a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award.

Andrea writes the Wrexford & Sloane Regency Mystery Series for Kensington. Please visit her website,, for links to her research blogs (which include art, of course!) and more on her books and upcoming events.

Penrose - Murder at Kensington     Penrose - Murder at Half Moon Gate