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Deborah Rice Writer Gambella boat trip
Smoothing troubled waters on a tributary of the Nile
Albania...modern cities and ancient blood feuds...national boundaries and ancient ethnic hatreds...a diagram of the human condition
War, blood feud, towering mountains--and love, in Albania

Books by Deborah Rice

Deborah Rice is an award-winning novelist of intelligent international suspense and an advocate for global peace and conservation. Her books include Green Pastures, the first of The Global Village Mysteries, set in Ethiopia, and Spinning Wool, set in Albania. 

Global Village Mystery Novels

Ex-missionary Hannah Apple unravels charged situations through her deep knowledge of human nature in a small town near the Nile she calls The Global Village.

Assassins and Spies

Let’s talk about “developing” characters. Characters, it seems to me, are drawn from a well we’ve been tossing bits of experience and observation into since birth
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The Belly of the Beast

Let’s talk about crocodiles. Am I making this up, about the crocodiles in Gambela, to scare you?
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Looking for Yesterday

One of the things I did in the new Gambella, pop 40,000, was look for the old Gambella, the Gambella I had known, pop 1,000.
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An Excerpt from the Novel Spinning Wool

by Deborah Rice

Almighty God has touched the center of our forehead with two fingers of honor. ~ The Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini

 “Hit by a bus,” said the paramedic who wheeled the gurney into St. Margaret’s emergency room in Manhattan, where I was on my first day of rotation in my fourth year of medical school…


Deborah Rice is an award-winning novelist of intelligent international suspense and an advocate for global peace and conservation.

Deborah Rice | Writer