• There are few more skilled practitioners of the craft of summer fiction than Beatriz Williams.

    — The New York Times

  • I think Williams is writing the best historical fiction out there. It's lush with period detail but feels immediate.

    — Elin Hilderbrand

  • [Williams'] novels are packed with complex, daring, and intriguingly human women.

    — NPR.com

  • Williams’ particular gift as a writer is peeling back the pages of history to breathe life into the interior lives of women — how they lived, loved, and lost within the expectations and limitations of their time.

    — Entertainment Weekly

now in bookstores

Return to Winthrop Island in this shimmering new novel of lost love and family secrets—a New England summer romance like no other.

A Book of the Month Club main selection

TODAY show “Best Beach Read”

A LibraryReads Hall of Fame selection

Discover "Husbands and Lovers"

About Beatriz

Beatriz Williams is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction.

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In bookstores November 2024

Beatriz joins forces with Karen White and Lauren Willig for the next eagerly-awaited “Team W” novel…and this time, it’s murder

About "The Author's Guide to Murder"

In bookstores now

Now in paperback, a ravishing novel that transports readers back to a midcentury New England rich with secrets and Cold War intrigue.




About "The Beach at Summerly"

Upcoming Events

Now in paperback

The legendary writing team returns with an unforgettable journey through the past and present of America’s iconic seaside resort.

An instant New York Times bestseller

About "The Lost Summers of Newport"

In bookstores now

The dazzling Gin Kelly returns in the third novel of the award-winning Wicked City Prohibition series.



About "The Wicked Widow"

Now in paperback

Summer's most anticipated historical fiction

Now in paperback, a gripping and profoundly human drama of Cold War espionage and family devotion, inspired by the history of the Cambridge spy ring.

An IndieNext pick for June

A LibraryReads pick for June

An AppleBooks “Must Listen” audio pick for June

A “Best of Summer” pick from Bustle, BuzzFeed, Frolic, shereads, and more

About "Our Woman in Moscow"

Now in paperback

A remarkable novel of raw suspense and lyric beauty — the story of a lost pilot and a war-weary photographer that will leave its mark on your soul.




About "Her Last Flight"

Recent Releases

Now in paperback

The Golden Hour

A brilliantly original epic of espionage and human courage inside the court of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

An instant New York Times bestseller

A Book of the Month Club selection for July

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Now in paperback

The Summer Wives

A ravishing postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set among the inhabitants of a rarefied island off the New England coast.

An instant New York Times bestseller

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Book Clubs

Beatriz speaks frequently with book clubs around the world. If you’d like to schedule a Skype or telephone session with Beatriz for your meeting, please fill out the contact form on the Book Clubs page.

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October 26, 2021

Now in bookstores, THE WICKED WIDOW


The dazzling Gin Kelly returns in the third novel of the acclaimed Wicked City Prohibition...

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