Interview: Karen Charlton

The old motto ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ could have been written for Karen Charlton. The former teacher from North East England has become a full-time historical crime writer. On her way to success, she’s seen many ups and downs. Her…
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The Sans Pareil Mystery

Written by Karen Charlton — Back in  2012 we reviewed The Missing Heiress (later renamed The Heiress of Linn Hagh). Regardless of the title, readers fell in love with the Regency charms of Detective Lavender and his sidekick Constable Woods and it’s been a long wait for…
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Under starter's orders

On the Radar — A horse racing metaphor is too good to miss, and so we begin with a Felix Francis murder mystery set in the secretive world of The Sport of Kings. Our selection this week gallops across the crime sub-genres from cosy to noir, with…
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