Zoe Sharp

Biography

Zoë Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire but spent her formative years living on a catamaran on the northwest coast of England.

After a promising start at a private girls' school, she opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve. She wrote her first novel when she was fifteen and created her no-nonsense ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine Charlie Fox after receiving death-threat letters in the course of her work as a photojournalist.

Sharp’s short stories have been used in school text books and turned into short films, and the Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV.

Her work has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Benjamin Franklin, and Macavity Awards in the United States, as well as the CWA Short Story Dagger in the UK.

A keen library supporter and public speaker, she blogs regularly on the acclaimed group website www.Murderati.com, and on www.hardboiledcollective.blogspot.co.uk. She also witters on Twitter (@AuthorZoeSharp) and fools about on www.Facebook.com (ZoeSharpAuthor).

Zoë currently lives in the English Lake District. Her hobbies are sailing, fast cars (and faster motorbikes), target shooting, travel, films, photography, music, occasional construction projects and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.

Where to find Zoe Sharp online


Where to buy in print


Books

Absence of Light: a Charlie Fox novella
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Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: British English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Absence of Light is a 58,000+ word novella featuring Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox. A major earthquake sees ex-Special Forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox on a transport plane headed for the scene of devastation. But as she soon discovers, it’s not just the ground beneath her feet that cannot be relied on.
The Blood Whisperer
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Price: $6.98 USD. Words: 136,840. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
THE BLOOD WHISPERER. Brand new standalone mystery thriller featuring ex-CSI turned crime-scene cleaner Kelly Jacks, sent to prison for a crime she can’t remember. From Zoë Sharp, best-selling author of the highly acclaimed Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox series. “I loved every word of this brilliant, mind-twisting thriller and even yelped out loud at one of the genius twists.” Elizabeth Haynes
Rules of Engagement: a short story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rules of Engagement is a standalone short story by the highly acclaimed mystery thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. First published in the CWA anthology, ORIGINAL SINS, edited by Martin Edwards. Also includes the first 22 percent of Sharp’s new standalone crime thriller, THE BLOOD WHISPERER. ‘Zoë Sharp is one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know.’ Harlan Coben
Tell Me: a short story
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Tell Me CSI Grace McColl is called to the scene of a brutal attack on a young girl in a park. There Grace must not only gather evidence of the crime, but also coax information about her identity from the reluctant victim. But when the truth speaks, she listens. ‘Zoë Sharp is one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know.’ New York Times Bestseller, Harlan Coben
Last Right: a short story
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Last Right a prodigal son, a vanished wife, and a dying patriarch combine in a tale of betrayal and revenge on the Mexican border. ‘Zoë Sharp is one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know.’ New York Times Bestseller, Harlan Coben
Across The Broken Line: a Charlie Fox short story
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Across The Broken Line, we follow bodyguard Charlie Fox through a fragmented timescale of cross and double-cross as she fights to keep her principal alive – whoever that might be.
Truth And Lies: from the FOX FIVE Charlie Fox short story collection
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Truth And Lies puts all Charlie Fox’s skills and ingenuity to the test as she has to single-handedly extract a news team from a rapidly escalating war zone. At 12,000 words, it is almost a novella.
Off Duty: from the FOX FIVE Charlie Fox short story collection
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Off Duty finds Charlie Fox taking time away from her job in close protection after injury. She still finds trouble, even in an out-of-season health spa in the Catskill Mountains.
Served Cold: from the FOX FIVE Charlie Fox short story collection
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 11,360. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A finalist for the CWA Short Story Dagger, Served Cold gives a downtrodden woman the chance to take centre stage – the mysterious Layla, with betrayal in her past and murder in her heart.
Postcards From Another Country: from the FOX FIVE Charlie Fox short story collection
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Postcards From Another Country has Charlie Fox guarding the ultra-rich Dempsey family against attempted assassination – no matter where the danger lies.
A Bridge Too Far: from the FOX FIVE Charlie Fox short story collection
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In A Bridge Too Far, we meet Charlie Fox before she’s become a professional in the world of close protection. When she agrees to hang out with the local Dangerous Sports Club, she has no idea it will soon live up to its name.
The Night Butterflies: a short story
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Night Butterflies is a standalone short story by the highly acclaimed crime thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. First published in the ACTION anthology, edited by Matt Hilton, it’s the story of a man who thought he’d left his violent past behind him, but discovers it is only a chance footstep away.
Fox Five: a Charlie Fox short story collection
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
FOX FIVE is a collection of stories by the highly acclaimed crime thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. All feature her ex-Special Forces soldier turned self-defence expert and bodyguard, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox.
Road Kill: Charlie Fox book five
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 140,650. Language: British English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
ROAD KILL is the fifth in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series, now complete with author’s notes, excerpt from the next Charlie Fox – SECOND SHOT – and a bonus excerpt from best-seller Lee Goldberg’s thriller, KING CITY.
A Triple Shot of Charlie Fox
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Price: $12.25 USD. Words: 342,250. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A TRIPLE SHOT of Charlie Fox is a special e-boxed set of the first three novels in the Charlie Fox series by bestselling crime thriller author, Zoë Sharp ―KILLER INSTINCT, RIOT ACT, and HARD KNOCKS, including a Foreword to KILLER INSTINCT by Lee Child, author’s notes, and a bonus standalone short story, ‘Last Right’.
First Drop: Charlie Fox book four
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 126,920. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
FIRST DROP is the fourth in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series, complete with author’s notes, excerpt from the next Charlie Fox – ROAD KILL – and a bonus excerpt from Blake Crouch’s novel, RUN.
Hard Knocks: Charlie Fox book three
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 123,660. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
HARD KNOCKS is the third in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series, complete with author’s notes, excerpt from the next Charlie Fox – FIRST DROP – and a bonus excerpt from Libby Fischer Hellmann’s PI Georgia Davis/Ellie Foreman novel, DOUBLEBACK.
Riot Act: Charlie Fox book two
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 127,690. Language: British English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
RIOT ACT is the second in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series, complete with author’s notes, excerpt from the next Charlie Fox book – HARD KNOCKS – and a bonus excerpt from Timothy Hallinan’s second Junior Bender novel, LITTLE ELVISES.
Killer Instinct: Charlie Fox book one
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Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 119,980. Language: British English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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‘Susie Hollins may have been no great shakes as a karaoke singer, but I didn’t think that was enough reason for anyone to want to kill her.’ KILLER INSTINCT is the first in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series, complete with Foreword by Lee Child, excerpt from RIOT ACT: Charlie Fox book two, and bonus excerpt from Brett Battles' novella BECOMING QUINN.

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