Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. I'm Karen Charlton. I write historical crime fiction. My novels are all set in Regency England.
'Catching the Eagle' is the true story of our notorious ancestor, Jamie Charlton, who was convicted of Northumberland's biggest robbery.
My Detective Lavender Mysteries are based on the fictional adventures of Stephen Lavender, a real-life detective with the Bow Street Police Office in London.
You can find out more about me, my books and my main characters by following the links on the side of this page. On the genealogy pages you can also learn more about the research which led us to the skeleton in our family closet.
There's a fascinating cache of interviews with fellow authors in the Guest Interview section, a podcast interview further down this page, and I periodically post some musings about all things literary on my blog page. If you would like to contact me, I’d love to hear from you and if you would like to follow me on Facebook please click here.
I hope you enjoy your visit.
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Thomas & Mercer have entered my second Detective Lavender Mystery, 'The Sans Pareil Mystery' into the 2016 Historical Dagger Award at The Crime Writers' Association.
This is the UK's most prestigious award for Historical Crime Fiction. Please keep your fingers, toes and everything else crossed for me. I would love to be short-listed for this award. To learn more about the competition please click here.
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DETECTIVE LAVENDER MYSTERIES REDUCED
FEBRUARY SPECIAL OFFER
For the rest of this month, both of my Detective Lavender Mystery novels are reduced to £1 in the UK. Click on the images below and follow the links below to download them.