Sub-genre: Action thriller, Amateur detective, Crime Thriller, female investigator, female sleuth, Forensic Thriller, international, International thriller, mystery, noir, Noir Crime, Northern Crime, Police procedural, psychological, Psychological Thriller, suspense, thriller, thrillers
Zoë Sharp opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve and wrote her first novel at fifteen. She became a freelance photojournalist in 1988 and wrote the first of her highly acclaimed crime thrillers featuring her ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox after receiving death-threat letters in the course of her work.
Sharp has been nominated for numerous awards in the United States, as well as twice for the CWA Short Story Dagger. The Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV, and other of her work has been turned into short films and used in European school text books. The latest installment in the Charlie Fox series is Bad Turn. As well as her series novels, she has also written a standalone mystery thriller, The Blood Whisperer, featuring another strong female protagonist, ex-CSI turned crime-scene cleaner Kelly Jacks, a joint novella with espionage thriller writer, John Lawton, called An Italian Job and the first of her Lakeland trilogy, Dancing On The Grave featuring CSI Grace McColl and DC Nick Weston.
Sharp blogs regularly, as well as wittering on Twitter and fooling about on Facebook , where she posts mainly silly jokes and pictures and refuses to take life too seriously.
Nominated twice for the CWA Short Story Dagger
Nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Benjamin Franklin, and Macavity Awards in the United States
Won the Lovey Award for Best Series