Karen Charlton
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Karen Charlton

Karen Charlton is the best-selling author of The Detective Lavender Mystery Series which is set in Regency London and features Bow Street's Principal Officer, Stephen Lavender and his humorous side-kick, Constable Ned Woods.
In addition to this, she has written a stand-alone historical novel, 'Catching the Eagle' based on the true story of her notorious criminal ancestor and a genealogical book, 'Seeking Our Eagle' that explains how she and her late husband tracked down the jail-bird in their family tree.
A former English teacher, with two grown-up children, Karen lives in a Yorkshire fishing village and now writes full-time.
A stalwart of the village pub quiz team, Karen joined them when they competed in the BBC's famous Quiz Show, 'Eggheads' - a TV programme she'd never watched before. Much to her surprise, they won.
Karen loves historical fiction and TV costume drama and has always enjoyed a good mystery.
She also loves to hear from readers and you can easily contact her via her website: karencharlton.com
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Best Sellers

    • The Heiress of Linn Hagh

    • By: Karen Charlton
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,916

    Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh. The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry "witchcraft"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, solid cosy mystery

    • By Ms Lixie on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Murder in Park Lane

    • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Karen Charlton
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    London, 1812. At a fashionable address in leafy Mayfair, a far cry from Detective Stephen Lavender’s usual haunts, a man is found dead in his room. He has been brutally stabbed, but the door is locked from the inside, and the weapon is missing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-06-19

    Regular price: $14.99

    • Plague Pits & River Bones

    • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Karen Charlton
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No One Is Smiling on Bowstreet Station

    • By Chuck on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Sans Pareil Mystery

    • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Karen Charlton
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 911

    On a cold February night in Regency London, a dark curtain falls on the Sans Pareil Theatre following the death of April Clare, a promising young actress....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good mystery with excellent narrator.

    • By MidwestGeek on 12-29-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Sculthorpe Murder

    • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Karen Charlton
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 813
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 716

    Northamptonshire, 1810: As a new canal network snakes across the landscape, a vicious mob stakes its claim to the county. Every local constable is out on the hunt for the ruthless Panther Gang....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Based in historical fact

    • By Through a Golden Eye on 09-11-16

    Regular price: $10.49

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