Award winning author, Dawn Brookes holds an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction and writes cozy crime and crime fiction. She is author of the Rachel Prince Mystery series, combining a unique blend of murder, cruising and medicine with a touch of romance. The Carlos Jacobi series features a tenacious PI and his loyal dog who works alongside a quirky detective, Fiona Cook.
Dawn has a 39-year nursing pedigree and enjoys regular cruise holidays, which she says are for research purposes! She brings these passions together with a love of clean crime to her writing. The surname of Rachel Prince is in honour of her childhood dog, Prince, who used to put his head on her knee while she lost herself in books.
Dawn is also author of a series of nursing memoirs: Hurry up Nurse: memoirs of nurse training in the 1970s, Hurry up Nurse 2: London calling and Hurry up Nurse 3: more adventures in the life of a student nurse. Dawn worked as a hospital nurse, midwife, district nurse and community matron across her career. Before turning her hand to writing for a living, she had multiple articles published in professional journals and coedited a nursing textbook.
She grew up in Leicester, later moved to London and the south of England, Dawn now lives in Derbyshire. Dawn travelled Asia in her younger days and has travelled extensively since.
Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Award for Crime Fiction 2021