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...

4.15 avg rating — 1,476 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Mystery on Hidden Lane (Eve...

4.09 avg rating — 1,134 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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Mystery at Apple Tree Cotta...

4.19 avg rating — 854 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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Death on the River (Tara Th...

4.34 avg rating — 753 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Mystery at Seagrave Hall (E...

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Murder in the Fens (A Tara ...

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Death Comes to Call (Tara T...

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One Dark Lie (London & Camb...

4.26 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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You Think You Know Me

3.99 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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A Stranger's House

4.23 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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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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The Stranger in My Bed by Karen King
"Freya and Phil have been married just over two years, things haven't always been a bed of roses between the two of them.

With the marriage in turmoil and Phil becoming violent Freya decides to pack her bags and plans to leave, after another row Phil s" Read more of this review »
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A Witness to Murder by Verity Bright
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Another wonderful, warm-hearted book with appealing and vivid characters, an atmospheric setting and an involving mystery. The historical details were fascinating too, adding some harsh truths of the time into the mix and giving the story an extra ed ...more
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The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths
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I think this my all-time favourite mystery series, and for me, The Lantern Men stands out as one of the best books in it, too. It’s deeply creepy and although Ruth has moved to Cambridge, a lot of the action still takes place in her usual eerie, lone ...more
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A Dangerous Goodbye by Fliss Chester
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I loved this atmospheric book. It’s a wonderful mix of drama, mystery and historical detail, with an appealing setting (a chateau and associated vineyard in post-war France). The story pulled me in and kept me gripped and the characters and their emo ...more
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A Fatal Mistake by Faith Martin
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Such a treat to join Loveday and Ryder for another fiendishly clever mystery. I love the way they work together and complement each other. Their complex characters and the challenges they face make them especially interesting. As ever, the 1960s Oxfo ...more
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My Mother's Choice by Ali  Mercer
My Mother's Choice
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Ali Mercer’s powerful, immersive storytelling, focused on family secrets, tragedy and complex relationships, makes for an utterly compelling read. The book makes you think about what really matters and will stay with me for a long time. Highly recomm ...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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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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The Stepdaughter by Georgina Cross
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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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“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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