Clare Kauter is a semi-professional lawn bowls champion and compulsive liar who writes books in her spare time. She describes her books as “mystery with a twist-ery and fantasy with banter-sy” – and advises that if you don’t like puns, you should back away now.
Clare began writing her first novel at age 13, and eventually that book was published as Losing Your Head (the first of the Charlie Davies Mysteries). She also writes the ‘Damned Girl’ series, set in a modern fantasy world.
Six months later, Sydney’s top PIs are back. And they pretty much haven’t slept in the meantime.
Nat and Billy have built a reputation for themselves as paranormal investigators, uncovering the truth behind seemingly supernatural events. But this latest haunted house case might test them, and not just because of the owner’s unusual interior decorating style.
It’s New Year’s Day and Charlie’s on a mission: buy new shampoo. Well, that’s the plan – until a man drops dead in front of her.
When she finds out the man was poisoned, Charlie decides that solving his murder is exactly the distraction she needs. Not that she’s upset about what happened the night before. At all.
Charlie Davies is back, and she’s bored.
Not only has she not worked a case in months, but now that she’s on holidays her friends are dragging her along to a self improvement class to get ready for the new year. Early mornings, yoga, health food… Basically a total nightmare.
One beachside stabbing, one impossible ghost sighting, and two private investigators who don’t want to work together – at all.
Natalia isn’t sure about the new PI in the office. He’s keeping secrets, which isn’t ideal behaviour from someone who’s supposed to watch your back. But who cares? It’s not like he’ll stick around for long. Nat’s partners never do.
Charlie Davies is back again, and this time she’s taking on the devil.
When Charlie discovers the body of a priest seemingly sacrificed to Satan, the case seems pretty open and shut. After all, Charlie herself saw a certain Satan-loving member of her knitting circle in the area around the time of the murder.
Charlie's back, and this time she - well, she lets a murderer escape. Oops. Now she has to track the killer down, which would be a lot easier if she wasn't still healing from her last scrape with a murderer. And it's not just her injuries slowing her down. The constant nightmares about that guy she stabbed aren't helping either.
Missing magicals, murder, and mayhem. Magicals are disappearing all over Hellfire Shire, and no one has a clue what’s happening to them. For once, Nessa actually wants to get involved in a case – but she’s assigned to a boring murder investigation instead. That’s not going to stop her from looking for a certain missing vampire, though...
Charlie Davies is back. And so, it seems, is Topher.
All the signs point to Charlie's big bro, Topher, being back in town. The trouble is, Charlie can't find him - and she's not the only one looking. Even for an amazing PI, this is a tricky case, and Charlie's hardly in the 'amazing' category.
Nessa is back, and this time she’s in deep. When a witch from the local coven goes missing, Nessa gets dragged into the search. Her investigation takes her to Loch Ness, where the witch was studying dragons. It’s time to meet the monster lurking in the depths.
There’s a flashing Santa on the loose, jingling his bells at unsuspecting holiday shoppers. Since Charlie is currently on her boss’s naughty list, she must go undercover as an elf to try and track this wayward Santa down. This means that at the jolliest time of year, Charlie will be reunited with her greatest enemy: retail.
Charlie Davies is about to face her worst nightmare: she’s going back to high school. Following the death of a local schoolgirl, Charlie must go undercover to find out who is dealing drugs to students. Not only does this mean heading back to class, but she must also get to know the girl’s friends - who happen to be cheerleaders. Time to break out the pom-poms.
Meet Hell's hottest new intern. Nessa has no magic licence, no money, and no choice but to take up an apprenticeship in Hell. Working for her old friend Satan isn't so bad – Hell, it turns out, is a lot like Las Vegas. Well, except for the dungeons out back which Nessa is forbidden from visiting.
Charlie's week just keeps going from bad to worse - and now her brother is missing. Between attending school, working her terrible job, putting up with her arch nemesis and trying to keep her romance novel addiction under wraps, Charlie already had enough on her plate. But now Topher is gone. Where? And why? And what does it have to do with the weird police officer who keeps questioning her?
Murdering Santa isn't the most festive way to spend Christmas. The trouble is, The Department has already decided what Nessa's next assignment is going to be, and getting rid of Santa is a nonnegotiable.
Nessa makes a living talking to the dead – until the government kills her business. To keep working as a medium she needs her magic licence, and the only way to get it is to complete a quest assigned by the Department of Magic and Death. (No, she didn’t know that was a thing either.)
Charlie Davies is not really qualified to solve a murder. She’s not really qualified to do anything, unless it involves publicly embarrassing herself. She’s great at that. Now you can catch up on her mystery-solving antics in one value-packed, binge-worthy boxset! “Delightful unpredictable mystery…that makes you laugh out loud.” - Cassidy Salem, mystery author
Meet Charlie Davies, Private Investigator…’s assistant. When a little girl goes missing, Charlie is convinced that both the police and her boss are looking in the wrong place. She joins off-duty cop James McKenzie in a secret investigation into the clues everyone else seems to be overlooking: a threatening balloon, pink flowers and a lost piglet.
Amateur sleuth Charlie Davies is back again, and this time she's taking on a Russian gangster. Maybe.
Charlie's boss, the less-than-friendly Adam Baxter, has information that a local club owner is actually an escaped foreign criminal. Adam wouldn't normally ask Charlie to help him (she's not exactly his star employee), but she happens to have an 'in' - her friend is dating the man in question.
Charlie Davies is really not qualified to solve a murder. She's really not qualified to do anything, unless it involves publicly embarrassing herself.
But when her former high-school nemesis, James McKenzie, is accused of his uncle's murder, he jokingly offers Charlie twenty thousand dollars and a house if she can clear his name.