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About Me

Scribbler, Traveler, Book Gusher

Rachel McMillan is the author of The Herringford and Watts mysteries, The Van Buren and DeLuca mysteries, The Three Quarter Time series, The London Restoration and The Mozart Code. Her non-fiction works including Dream Plan Go: A Travel Guide for Independent Adventure and A Very Merry Holiday Movie Guide. Rachel lives in Toronto, Canada and is always reading.

The Unofficial Version

Hi! I am Rachel! My favourite thing in the world is books! 

I live in Toronto Canada and when I am not reading or writing I work as a literary agent for William K Jensen Literary Agency.      While other kids my age fell in love with Narnia and Avonlea,  I only ever wanted to go to Vienna.  Fortunately I have now spent a lot of time there exploring and writing and it plays a major part in many of my books.   I love church architectural history and am a classic movie buff. I  have seen the musical Les Miserables on three different continents. I am a lifelong Sherlockian. I am from a small town in Ontario set on a lake.   I love live theatre (especially musicals!) and I love to travel-- but prefer to go solo.  I am scared of heights and my favourite food is sushi. I am addicted to Hallmark Christmas movies.   My favourite movie is Master and Commander and my favourite tv shows are Foyle's War and Endeavour




  • Villette by Charlotte Brontë​

  • The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

  • Kitty Peck and The Music Hall Murders by Kate Griffin

  • The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle by Catherine Webb

  • HMS Surprise by Patrick O'Brian

  • The Huntress by Kate Quinn

  • The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  • The Price of Privilege series by Jessica Dotta 

  • The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery

  • A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews 

  • High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy 

and many, many more...

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