Charlie Cochrane

Biography

Charlie Cochrane writes gay fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries, but with an increasing number of forays into the modern day. She's even been known to write about gay werewolves — highly respectable ones.

Her ideal day would be a morning walking along a beach, an afternoon spent watching rugby, and a church service in the evening, with her husband and daughters tagging along, naturally. She loves reading, theatre, good food and watching sport.

Charlie was named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name.

Where to find Charlie Cochrane online

Series

Lindenshaw Mysteries
Adam Matthews's life changed when Inspector Robin Bright walked into his classroom to investigate a murder. Now it seems like all the television series are right: the leafy villages of England do indeed conceal a hotbed of crime, murder, and intrigue. Lindenshaw is proving the point. Detective work might be Robin's job, but Adam somehow keeps getting involved—even though being a teacher is hardly the best training for solving crimes. Then again, Campbell, Adam's irrepressible Newfoundland dog, seems to have a nose for figuring things out, so how hard can it be?
Jury of One
Price: $4.99 USD.
Two Feet Under
Price: $4.99 USD.
Old Sins
Price: $4.99 USD.
A Carriage of Misjustice
Price: $4.99 USD.
Porthkennack
Welcome to Porthkennack, a charming Cornish seaside town with a long and sometimes sinister history. Legend says King Arthur's Black Knight built the fort on the headland here, and it’s a certainty that the town was founded on the proceeds of smuggling, piracy on the high seas, and the deliberate wrecking of cargo ships on the rocky shore. Nowadays it draws in the tourists with sunshine and surfing, but locals know that the ghosts of its Gothic past are never far below the surface. This collaborative story world is brought to you by five award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ romance authors: Alex Beecroft, Joanna Chambers, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, and JL Merrow. Follow Porthkennack and its inhabitants through the centuries and through the full rainbow spectrum with historical and contemporary stand-alone titles.
Wake Up Call
Price: $4.99 USD.
A Gathering Storm
Price: $4.99 USD.
Broke Deep
Price: $4.99 USD.
House of Cards
Price: $4.99 USD.
Foxglove Copse
Price: $4.99 USD.
Count the Shells
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

A Carriage of Misjustice
Series: Lindenshaw Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,860. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2020 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The mystery seems impossible to crack. Everyone with a motive has an alibi, and those without alibis don’t have a motive. Robin’s determined that this won’t be the case he’s unable to unravel. Not when he’s got his old boss to impress and a new team to lick into shape.
Old Sins
Series: Lindenshaw Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2019 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Detective Chief Inspector Robin Bright and his partner, deputy headteacher Adam Matthews, have just consigned their summer holiday to the photo album. It’s time to get back to the daily grind, and the biggest problem they’re expecting to face: their wedding plans. Then fate strikes—literally—with a bang.
Two Feet Under
Series: Lindenshaw Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,980. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When a body turns up in a shallow grave at a Roman villa dig site—a body that repeatedly defies identification—Robin finds himself caught up in a world of petty rivalries and deadly threats. The case seems to want to drag Adam in, as well, and their home life takes a turn for the worse when an ex-colleague gets thrown out of his house and ends up outstaying his welcome at theirs.
Count the Shells
Series: Porthkennack. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Michael Gray returned from World War One injured, but at least he returned. Others were not so fortunate, including his first and greatest love, Thomas Carter-Clemence, with whom Michael had parted bitterly before the conflict began.
Broke Deep
Series: Porthkennack. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,890. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Morgan Capell’s life is falling apart by small degrees—his father’s dead, his boyfriend dumped him, and his mother’s in the grip of dementia. His state of mind isn’t helped by his all-too-real recurring nightmare of the wreck of the Troilus, a two-hundred-year-old ship he’s been dreaming about since his teenage years.
Jury of One
Series: Lindenshaw Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Inspector Robin Bright is enjoying a quiet Saturday with his lover, Adam Matthews, when murder strikes in nearby Abbotston, and he’s called in to investigate. He hopes for a quick resolution, but as the case builds, he’s drawn into a tangled web of crimes, new and old, that threatens to ensnare him and destroy his fledgling relationship.
The Best Corpse for the Job
Series: Lindenshaw Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,420. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Schoolteacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin’s have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it’s make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straightforward decision turns tempestuous in their small English village.

Charlie Cochrane's tag cloud

accountant    british    british mystery    coming out    contemporary    contemporary romance    cornwall    cosy    cozy    cozy mystery    detective    dog    geek    ghosts    gothic    history    hostage    kidnapping    military veteran    murder mystery    mystery    nerd    police    romantic suspense    rugby    school    shipwreck    small town    small town romance    teacher    village    world war one    wwi