About Alice


I am a former human rights lawyer who used to work for the UK Government. As a litigator, I worked on cases involving Winnie Mandela and the rapper Snoop Dogg. I loved my job but then we re-located to the tropics. I lived in wonderful Singapore for ten years.

Whilst I was there, at the same time as looking after my two daughters – Constance and India – I wrote my first novel, WARCHILD. This was shortlisted for the Impress Prize 2013.

When my youngest daughter started nursery, I applied and was chosen to study on the online novel writing course with Curtis Brown Creative. During those three months, I finished the first DI Erica Martin novel, BITTER FRUITS.

BITTER FRUITS was published by Penguin Random House in July 2015 and the next in the series, THE TAKEN was published in November 2016. I am currently working on my new novel.

I also write short stories which have been published in in various anthologies. I also founded The Singapore Writers’ Group in 2012. This is a fantastic group of both professional and amateur writers who meet monthly and attend workshops and critique sessions.

For more information on my books or appearances, please contact Ariella Feiner at United Agents afeiner@unitedagents.co.uk


Press & Interviews

Author Q&A: Alice Clark-Platts

Alice Clark Platts joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss her novel, The Taken. Alice is a former human rights lawyer, and in this interview she discusses her author journey and the books that have inspired her.