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Deborah Goodrich Royce


Deborah Goodrich Royce

Deborah Goodrich Royce’s thrillers examine puzzles of identity. RUBY FALLS won the Zibby Award for Best Plot Twist in 2021, and FINDING MRS. FORD was hailed by Forbes, Book Riot and “Good Morning America’s” “best of” lists in 2019. REEF ROAD is her latest novel.

She began as an actress on "All My Children" and in multiple films, before transitioning to the role of story editor at Miramax Films, developing Emma and early versions of Chicago and A Wrinkle in Time.

With her husband, Chuck, Deborah restored the Avon Theatre, Ocean House Hotel, Deer Mountain Inn, United Theatre, Savoy Bookstore, and numerous Main Street revitalization projects in Rhode Island and the Catskills.

She serves on the governing and advisory boards of the American Film Institute, Greenwich International Film Festival, New York Botanical Garden, Greenwich Historical Society, and the PRASAD Project.

Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in modern foreign languages and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Lake Erie College.

Photo Credit: Carrie Bradburn, Capehart Photography

Books by Deborah Goodrich Royce

by Deborah Goodrich Royce - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida, the lives of two women --- a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved murder of her mother’s best friend and a panicked wife whose husband has disappeared with their children --- collide as the world shutters in the pandemic lockdown of 2020.