Scott Rye

Scott Rye is a decorated veteran who served throughout the Middle East and Africa. The author of two non-fiction books, Scott has worked as a newspaper correspondent, magazine editor, advertising copywriter and was a partner and Chief Operating Officer of an ad agency before founding his own crisis communications/public relations/government relations firm. His experience also includes a stint as a state constable. Scott read History and English at St. John's College, Oxford, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rhodes College (B.A., English) and is currently pursuing a master's degree in History and Politics at Rutgers University.

Award Category
Golden Writer
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Kirstie Long Tue, 15/08/2023 - 12:39

I liked this very much; well written, good imagery and I wanted to keep reading.

The tension was built naturally and easily, bringing both background and characterisation into play. Good descriptive elements without being OTT.

Paula Sheridan Thu, 31/08/2023 - 18:22

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Such a strong start. We love that we get so much of Nick’s personality in this first moment on the boat with Sam- he, unlike many lesser detectives of his genre, clearly is more than just his job. The writing is compelling, and the island setting also sets this book apart from others like it. A really special start to a fascinating mystery.

Kelly Lydick Fri, 01/09/2023 - 05:22

The voice and cadence are right on par for this genre, nice work.