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...

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Mystery at Apple Tree Cotta...

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Death on the River (Tara Th...

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Death Comes to Call (Tara T...

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After a notorious ghosthunter is found dead, the village of Saxford St Peter is quick to decide that something spooky is at work. But Eve Mallow is on the hunt for an all-too-human suspect… I’m delighted to say that the seventh book in the Eve Mallow series, Mystery at Magpie Lodge is now available to pre-order on Amazon Kindle. … More Cover reveal: Mystery at Magpie Lodge @bookouture Read more of this blog post »
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Murder in the Village by Lisa Cutts
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What a great start to a new series! I loved the heroine, castle-owner and business angel Belinda Penshurst, who rushes in where angels fear to tread. Her crime-solving partner, retired police detective Harry Powell is much more cautious (and dearly w ...more
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Whispers of the Runes by Christina Courtenay
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I love the way Christina Courtenay’s Viking time-slip books feature characters who step forward for their own adventure. This time it’s Sara’s turn and she’s in for a rollercoaster ride! I love the way the story interweaves the danger she faces with ...more
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One Left Behind by Carla Kovach
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Wow – I absolutely tore through this book! I found it heart-racingly gripping and exceptionally hard to put down. There’s a taut mystery and a tense sub-plot, both of which had me hooked. They felt so believable, and so scary. The book shows how keep ...more
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Murder at the Seaview Hotel by Glenda Young
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I loved this warm, humorous and involving whodunnit with its host of engaging characters and atmospheric Scarborough setting. It’s not just the mystery that makes it a page-turner, it’s also the heroine, Helen’s life. She’s having to fight and I was ...more
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Lost Souls by Jenny O'Brien
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Oh my word, Jenny O’Brien does know how to write a thrilling book! This is another great addition to the series with brilliantly observed characters, a tense mystery and a fantastic sense of place. Loved it!
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A Death at Seascape House by Emma Jameson
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I really enjoyed this atmospheric mystery set on the fictional St. Morwenna in the Isles of Scilly. The book mixes an engaging whodunit with gradual revelations about the heroine Jem’s past, and both elements were entertaining and gripping. Emma Jame ...more
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Dead Secret by Noelle Holten
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Wowzers! This is an exciting, pacey read with multiple strands that tie together in the most satisfying way. Noelle Holten achieves a powerful sense of creeping anxiety, where you know the danger is dark and getting closer, but not exactly when it wi ...more
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I always cry at the end of Kate Field’s books and this was no exception! The resolution is perfect and the build-up to it had me turning the pages late into the night. The characters and their backstories are so well done – I loved the subtle nuances ...more
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The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths
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I’ve loved every book in this series but I think this one might be my favourite yet, despite the stiff competition! The characters stay fresh, the mystery was gripping and the setting is gloriously creepy. Highly recommended.
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“Tori Abbott shook her head. 'Forgive him. I thought I'd married a human being, but it turns out he's more a machine. That's surgeons for you. They're not much use if they allow emotions to get the better of them”
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