Karen Harper
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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

    • American Duchess

    • A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Karen Harper tells the tale of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her “Wedding of the Century” to the duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind “the glitter and the gold”....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really enjoyed this

    • By Rodney & Jennifer C on 04-26-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Silent Scream

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When an old college roommate invites Claire Britten to join her on an archaeological dig at a Florida peat bog, it's an offer the renowned forensic psychologist can't refuse.... 

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Mistress Shakespeare

    • A Novel
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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: $29.99

    • The Queene's Christmas

    • An Elizabeth I Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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 Poyson Garden

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • Finding Mercy

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Gracie Peters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • Drowning Tides

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Broken Bonds

    • Cold Creek, Book 3
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Now adults, the three Lockwood sisters are still recovering from the events that led to the destruction of their family when they were children....

    Regular price: $27.99

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    • Fall from Pride

    • A Home Valley Amish Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Gracie Peters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    Against the peaceful night sky, a barn burns.…Sarah Kauffman sought permission from her church elders to paint murals on a few of the Amish community's barns....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet and innocent

    • By Sandra on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Chasing Shadows

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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
    • the ending

    • By Samantha Elwood on 04-02-19

    Regular price: $28.51

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