Author Beth Amos

This is the official web site of USA Today bestselling author Beth Amos, who also writes 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 former career as an ER nurse where she got to save lives, the one common factor in her fiction, no matter what name it’s written under, is that someone always dies.

Check out Annelise Ryan’s exciting new Monster Hunter Mysteries from Berkley featuring cryptozoologist and bookstore owner, Morgan Carter. In her first outing, Morgan has to get to the bottom of mysterious deaths occurring in the treacherous waters known as Death’s Door in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin that appear to be the work of a homicidal Loch Ness-type monster. In Death in the Dark Woods she goes hunting for Bigfoot in the area of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Stay tuned for news about book 3, Beast of the North Woods, which will feature Morgan visiting Rhinelander, Wisconsin in search of a Hodag.

As Annelise Ryan she also wrote the 12-book Mattie Winston mystery series featuring a wry, and often politically incorrect, nurse-turned-coroner in a small Wisconsin town, and a two-book spinoff series called the Helping Hands Mysteries featuring social worker Hildy Schneider and her therapy dog, Roscoe, published by Kensington Books. 


As Allyson K. Abbott she wrote a mystery series with Kensington Books featuring bar owner, Mack Dalton, who uses her neurological disorder, synesthesia, to help solve crimes while also mixing up some yummy drinks.   

As Beth Amos, she had three stand-alone paranormal suspense novels published by HarperCollins: Cold White Fury, Eyes of Night, and Second Sight. She has also self-published two additional novels of paranormal suspense: Nick of Time and The Face of Death.

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