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Karen White

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With more than 1.8 million books in print in eight different languages, Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 23 novels, including the popular Charleston-set Tradd Street mystery series.

Raised in a house full of brothers, Karen’s love of books and strong female characters first began in the third grade when the local librarian issued her a library card and placed The Secret of the Old Clock, a Nancy Drew Mystery, in her hands.

Karen’s roots run deep in the South where many of her novels are set. Her intricate plot lines and compelling characters charm and captivate readers with just the right mix of family drama, mystery, intrigue and romance.

Not entirely convinced she wanted to be a writer, Karen first pursued
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Karen White As of right now, there will be two more books in the Tradd Street series, the first tentatively scheduled for Fall 2019. Not to worry, I'll have plent…moreAs of right now, there will be two more books in the Tradd Street series, the first tentatively scheduled for Fall 2019. Not to worry, I'll have plenty of other books out in the interim to help you pass the time. :-)

Melanie walked into my head fully formed and I have no idea where she came from but she's certainly fun to write about! It has been suggested that she's an exaggerated version of the author, but I refuse to deny or accept such a suggestion...(less)
Karen White The next, and final, book in the series is tentatively scheduled for November 2021. Unfortunately, a series will get stale if the author doesn't think…moreThe next, and final, book in the series is tentatively scheduled for November 2021. Unfortunately, a series will get stale if the author doesn't think she can create new and fresh stories to keep it interesting.

However, I am planning on writing a spin-off series featuring Jack's daughter, Nola so stay tuned!(less)
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My children have just returned to college after their month-long holiday breaks.  It was good having them home again, but it’s also nice to have my clean and quiet house back.  And not have to dodge two extra cars when pulling my car out of the garage.  Now that I’m back into my routine, I’m hoping to also rebuild a little of my self-esteem.  There’s something about living with teenagers and twent

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Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend.
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Haywood Smith Hi Karen! You're the best. Miss you. Haywood


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