Clare Chase

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Clare Chase writes classic mysteries. Her aim is to take readers away from it all via some armchair sleuthing in atmospheric locations.

Her debut novel was shortlisted for Novelicious’s Undiscovered Award, as well as an EPIC award post-publication, and was chosen as a Debut of the Month by LoveReading. Murder in the Marshes (Tara Thorpe 1) was shortlisted for an International Thriller Writers award.

Like her heroines, Clare is fascinated by people and what makes them tick. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in settings as diverse as Littlehey Prison and the University of Cambridge, in her home city. She’s lived everywhere from the house of a lord to a slug-infested flat and finds the mid-terrace she currently occupies a good happy
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Clare Chase Hi Tineke, thanks so much for your question! I'm delighted that you've enjoyed the books so far. I'm currently writing a new series featuring obituary…moreHi Tineke, thanks so much for your question! I'm delighted that you've enjoyed the books so far. I'm currently writing a new series featuring obituary writer, Eve Mallow, but I might go back to Tara one day. I really enjoyed writing about her and Blake. As such, I wanted to tie up the main story lines that run through the first four books, but also to leave myself the option of giving them another mystery!(less)
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Murder on the Marshes (Tara...

4.14 avg rating — 1,409 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Mystery on Hidden Lane (Eve...

4.09 avg rating — 930 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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Death on the River (Tara Th...

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Mystery at Apple Tree Cotta...

4.21 avg rating — 674 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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Murder in the Fens (A Tara ...

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Death Comes to Call (Tara T...

4.37 avg rating — 436 ratings — published 2019
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Mystery at Seagrave Hall (E...

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You Think You Know Me

3.98 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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One Dark Lie (London & Camb...

4.24 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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A Stranger's House

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Buried Treasure – by @gilliallan – 5* review, paperback launch and cover reveal!

Today, I’m delighted to be part of the paperback launch and cover reveal of Gilli Allan’s Buried Treasure! I had the pleasure of reading the Kindle version of the book at the end of last year and you can read my review below. But first, here’s the reader description: Jane thinks he sees her as … More Buried Treasure – by @gilliallan – 5* review, paperback launch and cover reveal! Read more of this blog post »
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A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin
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What a brilliant book! The pairing of Ryder and Loveday is a stroke of genius – they’re the perfect balance for each other, and I loved the unusual and intriguing dynamic between them. The mystery was excellent too. Martin presents you with burning q ...more
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A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin
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What a brilliant book! The pairing of Ryder and Loveday is a stroke of genius – they’re the perfect balance for each other, and I loved the unusual and intriguing dynamic between them. The mystery was excellent too. Martin presents you with burning q ...more
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Death at the Dance by Verity Bright
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Great to have another instalment of Lady Eleanor Swift’s adventures! I absolutely love her as a character and her butler and crime-solving partner, Clifford, is the perfect foil for her, too. (I also have a very soft spot for Ellie’s bulldog, Gladsto ...more
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Darkest Night by Jenny O'Brien
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Having loved Silent Cry I was delighted to get hold of Darkest Night to follow Detective Gaby Darin’s next case. The set-up for the book is excellent, with a seemingly inexplicable crime scene and a cast of intriguing characters with complex relation ...more
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A Body in the Village Hall by Dee MacDonald
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I really enjoyed this traditional mystery – from the likeable amateur sleuth, Kate, to the Cornish setting and the cast of colourful village characters.

The hunt for the killer was perfectly paced, and Kate’s up-and-down relationship with her alcohol
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Sunshine and Second Chances by Kim Nash
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I whizzed through this uplifting, heart-warming book! In an insecure world, it provided solace and reassuring resolutions. It was also great to read about a cast of women with long-established ways of life reinventing themselves with the support of t ...more
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Murder Among Us by Ann Granger
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I thoroughly enjoyed this traditional whodunnit, from the setting to the satisfying plot. The characters were so well drawn too: even the most minor players were convincing and three-dimensional. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series ...more
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Bad Day at the Vulture Club by Vaseem Khan
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I love this series. The characters are so well drawn I feel I know them; reading each new book is like visiting old friends. Meanwhile, the descriptions of Mumbai conjure up the city vividly, as well as conveying what makes the place tick. The myster ...more
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A Very English Murder by Verity Bright
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I adored the characters in this rural English mystery set in the 1920s. Eleanor (Ellie) Swift is immensely likeable – determined and fearless, but with a dash of the haphazard about her to stop her being too perfect and some emotional bumps in her pa ...more
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