Sub-genre: amateur, Amateur detective, Cosy crime, Crime Thriller, female detective, female investigator, Female police procedural, female sleuth, mystery, Police procedural, Private Investigator, Romantic Thriller/Suspense
Clare Chase writes character-driven mysteries set in the East of England, where she’s lived since she graduated with a degree in English Literature from London University.
Her Tara Thorpe and Ruby Fawcett mysteries are out now, and are set in the ancient university of city of Cambridge, but for her next venture – a new cosy mystery series – the action will move to coastal Suffolk. Clare loves the picturesque villages in the county, and the way they contrast with the wild North Sea and its beautiful but eerie estuaries and marshes.
The new series will publish in early 2020 and will feature Eve Mallow, who’s an obituary writer. The idea for her profession came after listening to some fascinating interviews with Margalit Fox, formerly of the New York Times.
In addition to her East of England titles, Clare is the author of a standalone thriller, You Think You Know Me, set in London. The novel was shortlisted for Novelicious’s Undiscovered Award, before Clare was first published, as well as an EPIC award in 2015. It was also chosen as a debut of the month by Lovereading.
Murder on the Marshes (Tara Thorpe 1) was shortlisted for an International Thriller Writers award 2019.
As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people’s books.