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Carole Sutton

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in London, The United Kingdom
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October 2008


Although Carole has short stories and wildlife articles to her name, her real passion is writing crime fiction. Brought up in the UK, she married Bill and raised a family in Cornwall, where they built their own boats and enjoyed years of sailing the English Channel and the French coast during weekends and holidays. They moved to Australia in 1981 and set up a family retail business. Now, since she has retired, Carole combines the two interests and sets her crime locations around boats and rivers.

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Published on August 17, 2010 20:46 • 286 views • Tags: betrayal, cornwall, crime-fiction, detective, false-imprisonment, mystery
Average rating: 4.67 · 46 ratings · 23 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors

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Flash Harry (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: Everyone’s looking for Harry… but when his daughter finds out what he does for a living, his ruthless associates need to shut her up—fast. Harry Tremaine is missing, his wife murdered. His daughter Liz is determined to find her long-lost father. Defying her controlling boyfriend, she travels to Thailand to Harry’s last known address, the Bird of Paradise Club. She tracks her father through the seedy bars and clamour of the Bangkok streets, but the trail goes cold in a rural village where she stumbles on a startling part of Harry’s secret life. But somebody is watching her every move. Betrayed by her boyfriend, Liz becomes the target of villains who are also hunting Harry. Coby Archer, an Australian undercover police officer, is also hot on Harry’s trail. Coby needs Harry as a material witness to crack a child pornography ring operating between Sydney and Bangkok. Liz and Coby join forces to find Harry before his enemies silence him for good.
Blood Opal (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM
Description: Those who harm it — die, goes the legend of the rare and beautiful Blood Opal. But Pug believes her husband’s brutal murder has more to do with the slaughtered woman in his arms than the curse of any stone. When, one of the robbers double-crosses the others, they all lose their prize. The villains suspect Pug knows the opal’s whereabouts. Pug leaves death and bankruptcy behind, takes the dog, and sails away in her only remaining possession: her yacht. But she sails straight into trouble as she becomes aware of more than one stalker watching her every move. With the body count growing, can DI Ed Buchanan and Sergeant Kathryn Sinclair nail the real villains before Pug becomes the Blood Opal’s next victim? * Photo by Jenni Brammall and shown with kind permission of Down to Earth Opals, Lightning Ridge, Australia.
FERRYMAN (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:36PM
Description: A detective with a conscience, a woman's betrayal and a powerful businessman with a sinister secret are some of the intriguing characters is Carole's debut thriller set around the Fal Estuary in the 1970s. (Ferryman was short-listed for Dundee International Book Prize 2007)
And the Devil Laughed (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 16, 2010 10:11PM
Description: Hannah Ford, and under-cover cop, takes a surveillance job in Draper's Wharf. She arrives to a town in shock after the rape and murder of its local barmaid. Unwittingly, she becomes embroiled in the murder case. A rape survivor herself,she could pull out, but she needs this job to prove her competence to return to the streets and full duties. Can she hack it, or is her worst nightmare about to be re-enacted as she becomes the villains next target.
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" Hi Caroline,
You are welcome to be my friend. I see you like crime fiction amongst other genres. Me too. If you'd like to see more of this particular w
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She voted for: I have to know what happens
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" Hi e.smith sleigh - good to meet you. Yes, I too have four books out - my favourite genre is crime fiction. Poetry is not a strong line for me, though ...more "
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message 19: by Juliet

Juliet Sampson Hi Carole, it is great to be friends. Look forward to sharing interesting books. Best wishes Juliet M Sampson

message 18: by Carole

Carole Hi Robert,
Congratulations on getting your mystery out, that will be something to look forwards to in September.

message 17: by Robert

Robert Hi Carol:
Crime fiction, read it all the time. I'm a former president of the Florida Writers Association and have a Palm Beach mystery coming out in September

message 16: by Rebecca

Rebecca Rasmussen Thanks for the friendship! :) Congratulations on your writing.

message 15: by Roxanne

Roxanne It's a pleasure to meet you!

Shalonda Williams Thank you for the friendship invitation. I am glad to accept. I pray your days are awesome!!!

message 13: by Carole

Carole Hi Lori,
It's so long since I've had correspondence on this column I had forgotten about it. What with Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads,Internet Writing Workshop and a fistful of others I forget where I am!
It's my early morning Sunday right now -- I'm having the first of the summer barbucues next Saturday, so I shall be sorting out the house and garden this week. And I'm still struggling to make a start on book #4.
I hope you enjoy your w/e

message 12: by Lori

Lori Carole,

Hello to you. How is everything? I wanted to let you know that I tagged your books on Amazon for you.
Hope you have a great weekend.


Christine Hi Carole,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ

message 10: by Kaylin

Kaylin McFarren The Ferryman sounds fabulous, Carole!

Kaylin :0

Christine Hi Carole, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Stuart Hey Carole,

Whenever yoy tweet about 'Ferryman' mention the word -Thriller and have a buy me link from Amazon. Your book will show up on the search for-Thrillers!

Good luck, the sales should start to sky rocket.

Cheerio, Stuart

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =) The small person on my author page is my two year old boy. Coale Bradley Simpson. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

Carole Hi Sue,
I see you asked if Ferryman was out yet. It is now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Just click on my pic to bring up the page. With all the attantion I have been paying to getting it set up and tagged and all that, I have neglected this column and do apologise for my tardy reply!

Can anybody please tell me how I go about getting my book and urls etc.titles 'linked' as I see other people have done? I've tried clicking on the 'add book/author and filling the boxes out, but nothin happens.

Carole Hi Sue,
Good to have you as a friend. No I haven't had time to delve into it properly, but I will asap. Tagging sounds a great idea. FERRYMAN is not out yet but should be any day. The publishing said before christmas. I haven't seen the book cover yet,so I hope all is well. I'll let you know when it is out.

Carole Hi Karen,
Wow that was quick. Nice to make your acquaintance as they say! I'm saving the photo space for my bookcover, whenever that arrives. I'm looking forward to getting to know new people interested in books.

message 3: by Tien

Tien Hi Carole,
Welcome to GR and Congrats on your upcoming book!
Sounds really interesting

Carole Yep Wendy,

You're right. Ferryman will be out by Christmas this year. Only two months to go. Guess what people will be getting in their Christmas Stockings this year!


message 1: by Wendy

Wendy Laharnar Hi Carole,
Thanks for being my friend. A little bird told me some wonderful news. Soon 'Ferryman' will be published. Before Christmas, I believe. Congratulations. Ferryman is a gripping mystery and I'm looking forward to my autographed copy.
As soon as you have it registered here, Ferryman is going on my To Read list.

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