Karen Harper
AUTHOR

Karen Harper

Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic suspense and historical novels. A native Ohioan, Karen is a former high school English teacher and English-and-writing instructor at the Ohio State University. (Go Bucks!) The Harpers are avid Ohio State football fans, but they have a serious side too. They were on the 10-year committee which revamped the main library on campus. The Ohio State Library houses her author collection in Rare Books and Manuscripts.

The Harpers love to travel, and Karen often uses her favorite places as settings for her novels. She's recently written books set in Edwardian England and South Florida, the latter where she lived for 30 winters. Her latest trilogy is THE SOUTH SHORES NOVELS, with forensic psychologist Claire Britten and criminal lawyer Nick Markwood. Her most recent historical is THE IT GIRLS.
These bring her published books to over 70 in a 35-year writing career.

Karen belongs to several writer's organizations, including International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and The Historical Novel Society. She appreciates hearing from readers on her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor.com and www.facebook.com/KarenHarperAuthor--and she answers!

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Best Sellers

    • Drowning Tides

    • South Shores
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When forensic psychologist Claire Britten started working with lawyer Nick Markwood on his South Shores project, she had no idea it would endanger her life - and the life of her daughter....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Poyson Garden

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    The letter came in secret, with a pearl eardrop from an aunt long thought dead, resurrecting the forbidden past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Combination of History and Mystery!

    • By Paige on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dark Angel

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Claire Christie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    One morning Leah Kurtz goes to wake her adopted infant daughter and instantly knows something is terribly wrong....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the series

    • By Christina Dunlap on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Chasing Shadows

    • South Shores
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Every case that Claire Britten cracks is a win, not only professionally but personally. The forensic psychologist has spent a lifetime fighting a neurological disorder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By Barbara on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Falling Darkness

    • South Shores
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Claire Britten's training never prepared her for this - the forensic psychology curriculum didn't cover plane crashes. Or how to help fellow survivors cope....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Forbidden Ground

    • Cold Creek, Book 2
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Despite a traumatic childhood in Cold Creek, Ohio, the Lockwood sisters have reunited there for the wedding of youngest sister Tess to the town's sheriff....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Finding Mercy

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Gracie Peters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close-knit Amish community of the Home Valley....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Judy

    • By Judy Sigrest on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Return to Grace

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Gracie Peters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    In the shadows of a graveyard, a SHOT rings out….

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedius and predictable

    • By Dianne on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mistress Shakespeare

    • A Novel
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Spanning half a century of Elizabethan and Jacobean history and sweeping from the lowest reaches of society to the royal court, this novel tells the real story of Shakespeare in love....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Fyre Mirror

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Smitten with spring fever, Elizabeth Tudor escapes London for fantastical Nonsuch Palace in the sweet Surrey countryside....

    Regular price: $19.95

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