The Heiress Of Linn Hagh - novel - first published in paperback and eBook formats by Famelton Publishing in February 2014; subsequently published in paperback and eBook formats by Thomas & Mercer on 9 June 2015
The Mystery Of The Skelton Diamonds - short story - first published in eBook format by Famelton Publishing on 24 June 2014
The Piccadilly Pickpocket - short story - first published in eBook format by Famelton Publishing on 21 May 2015
The Sans Pareil Mystery - novel - first published in paperback and eBook formats by Thomas & Mercer on 6 October 2015
The Sculthorpe Murder - novel - first published in paperback and eBook formats by Thomas & Mercer on 30 August 2016
Karen Charlton writes historical mystery. Her popular Detective Lavender Mysteries, published by Thomas & Mercer, are the fictional adventures of Stephen Lavender, who was a real-life Principal Officer with the Bow Street Police Office in London.
She has also published short stories and numerous articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines, as well as led writing workshops and spoken at a number of literary events across the north of England. A stalwart of the village pub quiz and a member of a winning team on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, Ms Charlton also enjoys the theatre, and won a Yorkshire Tourist Board award for her Murder Mystery Weekends.
Ms Charlton grew up in Sheffield and Leeds. She completed an English degree at Hull University. After a few years of roaming between various jobs in Harrogate, Ripon and Scarborough she finally settled in Teesside. She completed a post graduate teaching certificate at Durham University, thereafter combining a teaching job at a Stockton secondary school with her writing and raising her own pair of 'little villains'. Her Regency Reivers Series, February 1809, the prequel to Catching The Eagle, and Catching The Eagle, is based on the true story of her family's notorious ancestor, Jamie Charlton. To complement this 'whodunit' series, Ms Charlton wrote a 'how-we-did-it', Seeking Our Eagle, a non-fiction genealogy book, which she says is the closest she will ever get to writing an autobiography.
Ms Charlton now lives in a sleepy fishing-village on the North Yorkshire coast, and now writes full-time. She has two grown-up children and is thinking of getting another cat.