Author Beth Amos

This is the official web site of author Beth Amos, also published under the pseudonyms of Annelise Ryan and Allyson K. Abbott.  Beth’s varied writing career has included a stint as a book reviewer and several years of nonfiction freelancing. Now she writes only fiction, and in stark contrast to her “day job” as an ER nurse where she gets to save lives, the one common factor in her fiction, no matter what name it’s written under, is that someone always dies.

As Annelise Ryan she writes a mystery series featuring the wry, and often politically incorrect, nurse-turned-coroner, Mattie Winston, published by Kensington Books. 


NEEDLED TO DEATH, book one in the new Helping Hands Mystery series featuring social worker Hildy Schneider comes out July 30, 2019. And watch for DEAD RINGER, the 11th book in the Mattie Winston series set for publication in spring 2020.

As Allyson K. Abbott she writes a mystery series featuring bar owner, Mack Dalton, who uses her neurological disorder, synesthesia, to help solve crimes. This series is also published by Kensington Books. 



LAST CALL, the sixth book in the Mack’s Bar Mystery series comes out July 31st, 2018.

Beth has her pseudonyms in part because she figures her current ER patients might not be comfortable knowing she spends her spare time thinking up devious and clever ways to kill people. As Beth Amos she wrote three thrillers that were published by Harper Collins in the late ’90s that she has rereleased as e-books: COLD WHITE FURY, EYES OF NIGHT, and SECOND SIGHT. In addition she has self-published two additional thrillers: NICK OF TIME and FACE OF DEATH, available from most online book  vendors.

This web site is information central for Beth Amos and features news and information about all the iterations of Beth, as well as some writing workshops. For more fun and information, you can also visit or Beth’s blog at It’s Mind Bloggling.