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 textbooks and turned into short films, and the Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV and film.

Her work has been nominated for numerous awards both in the UK and the USA, and her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Strand Magazine.

A keen library supporter and public speaker, she blogs regularly on the acclaimed group website www.MurderIsEverywhere.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

Die Easy: #10 Charlie Fox Crime Thriller Mystery Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,340. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
“If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.” ~Lee Child. A deadly hostage situation in New Orleans forces Charlie Fox to improvise as never before. And this time she can't rely on Sean to watch her back. Die Easy is book 10 in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed and award-winning Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller mystery series.
Bones In The River: CSI Grace McColl & Detective Nick Weston Lakes Trilogy Book 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,500. Language: British English. Published: May 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Bones In The River is the second of the crime thriller trilogy, a self-contained story set in the English Lake District: an absolutely gripping crime thriller full of twists. Featuring CSI Grace McColl and Detective Nick Weston. ‘Driving along a country road at night, you hit a child. There are no witnesses. You have EVERYTHING to lose. What do you do?’
Dancing On The Grave: CSI Grace McColl & Detective Nick Weston Lakes Trilogy Book 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,290. Language: British English. Published: March 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Dancing On The Grave is the first in a new crime thriller series set in the English Lake District: an absolutely gripping crime thriller full of twists. From the award-winning author of the Charlie Fox crime thriller series. 'A sniper with a mission… A young cop with nothing to lose… A CSI with everything to prove… And a teenage girl with a terrifying obsession…'
Riot Act: #02 (Charlie Fox Mystery Thriller Series)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,910. Language: British English. Published: November 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
RIOT ACT is #02 in Zoe Sharp’s highly acclaimed and award-winning Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series. ‘She is supposed to be dog-sitting, not leading the urban resistance, but when Charlie Fox discovers her friend’s housing estate being terrorised by violent gangs, she’s determined to make a stand.’
Fifth Victim: Charlie Fox #09 (Charlie Fox Mystery Thriller Series)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,710. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Fifth Victim is book 09 in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed and award-winning Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series. How can Charlie Fox protect the daughter of a rich Long Island banker when the girl seems determined to put them both in harm’s way? “If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.”—Lee Child
Bad Turn: Charlie Fox #13 (Charlie Fox Mystery Thriller Series)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,750. Language: British English. Published: September 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Bad Turn is book 13 in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed and award-winning Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series. Charlie Fox has quit her job in close protection, been turned out of her New York apartment and is apparently out of options. Why else would she be working for a shady arms dealer? “If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.”—Lee Child
Killer Instinct: #01 (Charlie Fox Crime Mystery Thriller Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Killer Instinct is the first in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed and award-winning Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller series, complete with Foreword by Lee Child. ‘In a northern English city, Charlie Fox teaches women to defend themselves against rapists and murderers—just like the man who comes looking for her.’ *Revised and updated version*
Fourth Day Charlie Fox book 08
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,340. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Fourth Day is book eight in Zoë Sharp’s highly acclaimed and award-winning Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox crime thriller mystery series. ‘In the California desert, a man went into the Fourth Day cult to prove they killed his son. By the time Charlie and Sean get him out, he's convinced otherwise. Then he dies…’
Fox Hunter: Charlie Fox Book 12 (Charlie Fox Mystery Thriller Series)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,210. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Charlie Fox will never forget the men who put a brutal end to her military career, but she vowed a long time ago she would not go looking for them. Now she doesn’t have a choice. In the latest in the award-winning Charlie Fox series, she goes from present-day Iraq to the Bulgarian mountains in a story of revenge and betrayal.
Absence of Light: Charlie Fox book 11
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: British English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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
Price: $6.98 USD. Words: 136,840. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 11,360. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 140,650. Language: British English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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.
First Drop: Charlie Fox book four
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 126,920. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 123,660. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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.

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