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 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • Dark Storm

    • South Shores, Book 6
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Forensic psychologist Claire Markwood has answered her fair share of heart-stopping phone calls, but none quite as chilling as the one informing her that her sister, Darcy, is missing....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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

    • Shallow Grave

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    It's been four months since forensic psychologist Claire Britten last crossed paths with danger. Finally feeling she can catch her breath....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Dark Road Home

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Megan Hayes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    After a murder case threatens her safety, attorney Brooke Benton seeks sanctuary in the quiet Amish community of Maplecreek....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Been waiting for more Karen Harper

    • By Pam on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Falling Darkness

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • 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 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Dark Harvest

    • Maplecreek Amish Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Reay Kaplan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Policewoman Kat Lindley is running from the big-city job that nearly got her killed, and from memories of the abused boy she failed to save....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator ruined it for me.

    • By Genevieve on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

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