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

    • The Thorne Maze

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The vibrant pageant of Elizabethan England comes to life in Karen Harper's fifth novel in her acclaimed Elizabeth I Mystery Series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Elizabeth I Mystery.

    • By kerrybard on 10-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Falling Darkness

    • South Shores
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • The It Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    They rose from genteel poverty, two beautiful sisters, ambitious, witty, seductive. Elinor and Lucy Sutherland are at once each other's fiercest supporters and most vicious critics....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT SUBJECT RUINED BY POOR WRITING

    • By Linda Lou on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Queene's Christmas

    • An Elizabeth I Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal - and fine feasting - in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery filled with Elizabethan traditions !

    • By Byron on 11-17-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Hooded Hawke

    • An Elizabeth I Mystery
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This summer, Queen Elizabeth I is in no mood for games....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Tidal Poole

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    It is the crowning day of twenty-five-year-old Bess Tudor's life as she returns from exile to become England's queen....

    Regular price: $20.20

    • The Poyson Garden

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • Return to Grace

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Gracie Peters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • The Twylight Tower

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    It is May 1560. As sinister storm clouds gather overhead, 26-year-old Queen Elizabeth dispatches William Cecil, her most trusted adviser, to Scotland for crucial negotiations....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The wrong narrator ruined the story for me

    • By Marie on 05-08-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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