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Kate Quinn (1) (1975–)

Author of The Alice Network

For other authors named Kate Quinn, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Kate Quinn was born and raised in southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor¿s and later a Master¿s degree in Classical Voice. She has always been a lifelong history buff. She put that love of history to work when she wrote four novels in the Empress of Rome show more Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance. She then moved on to the 20th century with "The Alice Network". (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network (2017) 3,997 copies
The Rose Code (2021) 1,778 copies
The Huntress (2019) 1,777 copies
The Diamond Eye (2022) 965 copies
Mistress of Rome (2010) 851 copies
Daughters of Rome (2011) 391 copies
The Serpent and the Pearl (2013) 221 copies
Empress of the Seven Hills (2012) 221 copies
Ribbons of Scarlet (2019) 172 copies
Signal Moon (2022) 143 copies
Lady of the Eternal City (2015) 133 copies
The Lion and the Rose (2014) 121 copies
A Day of Fire (2014) 110 copies
A Year of Ravens (2015) 47 copies
The Three Fates (2015) 38 copies
A Song of War (2016) 34 copies
The Phoenix Crown (2023) 26 copies
The Tumbril 4 copies

Associated Works

Songs of Blood and Gold — Contributor — 3 copies


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Common Knowledge

Southern California, USA
Places of residence
San Diego, California, USA
Maryland, USA
Boston University
historical novelist
Pamela Strickler
Kevan Lyon (Marshal Lyon Literary Agency)
Short biography
Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with "The Alice Network" and "The Huntress." All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two rescue dogs, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.



I read half of the book than lost interest.
janismack | 47 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |
Another winner by this author! I loved the grit and grime of the story, and that the author twisted the story just enough to give this amazing sniper a little happier life than it sounds like she had after the war. Amazing woman that I'd never heard about before. I listened to the audiobook (the narrator did a fantastic job) and I especially enjoyed the afternotes by the author with insight into what she kept factual in the story and where she found her research. Highly recommend this!
JillHannah | 47 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
This book deserves 10 stars!
I loved everything about this book, including the narrator. Loved her voice and she was very easy to follow. What an interesting story about smart women who worked at Bletchley Park during WWII, focusing on Osla, Beth, and Mab. Three very different women who'd likely never become friends form a bond that's tested as they're forced to keep the oath they took to never tell what their actual job is, to keep the government secrets they learn every day.
Throw in there the fact that Osla Kendall (IRL) dated Prince Phillip before he married Queen Elizabeth in the story and it adds to the mix of suspense, tragedy, romance, history, and what makes a family.
The author did a fantastic job of sucking me into the story built on real and fictitious characters, real history, and an interesting story that kept me guessing right up to when the traitor was revealed.
I consider this a must-read for all historical fiction fans! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of the audiobook.
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JillHannah | 87 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
Three women met as workers at Bletchley Park in 1940, each trying to do what they can (or what they are allowed to do) for England. Interesting as real characters are woven into the story, like Prince Phillip, Princesses Elizabeth and Anne and even Alan Turing makes an appearance, as does Churchill. When Beth discovers evidence of a traitor in their group, she is betrayed and spends several years in an asylum. She finally finds a way to assemble her old friends and track down the actual spy, who is now working for the Soviets.… (more)
mojomomma | 87 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |



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