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 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Dark Angel

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Claire Christie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • The Poyson Garden

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • The Queen's Cure

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The Queene’s Cure transports us into the shadowy world of sixteenth-century medicine, as an enlightened young queen seeks the cures that could heal a realm and transform a land....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • Chasing Shadows

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Dark Storm

    • South Shores, Book 6
    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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

    • The Twylight Tower

    • By: Karen Harper
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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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