Learn a Little About Me

Connie Berry’s dream of becoming an archaeologist ended when she learned there was more to it than discovering the tombs of lost pharaohs. Instead, she created the Kate Hamilton Mystery series, set in the UK and featuring an American antiques dealer with a gift for solving crimes.

Her debut mystery, A Dream of Death, won the IPPY Gold Medal for Mystery and was a finalist for the Silver Falchion and Agatha awards.

Like her protagonist, Connie was raised by charmingly eccentric high-end antiques dealers who instilled in her a passion for history, fine art, and travel. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from DePauw University, including studies at the University of Freiburg in Germany and St. Clare’s College, Oxford, where she fell under the spell of the British Isles. She earned her master’s degree in English Literature at The Ohio State University while raising her two sons, typing her master’s thesis at a child-sized table in their playroom.

Besides reading mysteries and writing them, Connie loves history, foreign travel, cute animals, and all things British.

She lives in Ohio with her husband and adorable puppy Emmie.