Christi Phillips

Christi Phillips is the author of The Rossetti Letter, which has been translated into six foreign languages. Her research combines a few of her favorite things: old books, libraries, and travel. When she’s not rummaging around in an archive or exploring the historic heart of a European city, she lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is at work on her next novel, set in France. Visit

Books by this Author

The Devlin Diary
The Rossetti Letter


Meet Novelist Christi Phillips

From the acclaimed author of The Rossetti Letter comes a haunting novel of intrigue, romance, and murder that shifts tantalizingly between present-day.

Author Revealed

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Curiosity. I'm not afraid of new things, because I love to learn.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Musical talent. I'm learning to play the guitar, and it's quite obvious that I'm not naturally gifted. But I think it's important to balance work with play, to do something for fun that you don't necessarily have to be good at.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I didn't start writing novels sooner.