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Karen Charlton

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Karen Charlton is an international best-selling writer of historical crime fiction.

Her Detective Lavender Mysteries are based on the fictional adventures of Stephen Lavender, a real-life detective with the Bow Street Police Office in London.

Her brand new series, The York Ladies’ Detective Agency Mysteries, feature a couple of enterprising young women who launch a private inquiry agency in York during WW2.

​​Her standalone, debut novel Catching the Eagle is the true story of her notorious ancestor, Jamie Charlton, who was convicted of Northumberland’s biggest robbery. 

Books by Karen Charlton

  • Catching the Eagle


  • The Heiress of Linn Hagh


  • Seeking Our Eagle


  • The Sans Pareil Mystery


  • The Sculthorpe Murder


  • Plague Pits & River Bones


  • Murder in Park Lane


  • The Willow Marsh Murder


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