Zoë  Sharp

Interviewed 05 April 2014

Zoë Sharp

Zoë Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire, but spent her formative years on a catamaran off the north west of England, opting to be educated at home rather than school in her teens. In 1988 she made use of her passion for cars by becoming a freelance motoring writer, moving from that into photography. She is best known for her Charlie Fox series, two of which have been finalists for the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel.


Books by Zoë Sharp

Trial Under Fire

A prequel to the Charlie Fox series takes Charlie back to the tour of duty in Afghanistan that earned her the chance to undergo the gruelling Special Forces Selection process.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Linda Wilson

Bones in the River

DC Nick Weston and CSI Grace McColl have to investigate a hit and run and the discovery of the bones of a man in a makeshift grave uncovered by the river Eden against the backdrop of the annual Appleby Fair.

Reviewed on 13 June 2020 by Linda Wilson

Bad Turn

Charlie Fox is jobless, homeless and blacklisted in the close-knit world of close personal protection, so when a new job finally comes her way, she’s in no position to refuse, even if all her instincts are telling her to run and not to look back.


Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

Dancing on the Grave

A sniper is operating on the Cumbrian fells. CSI Grace McColl and DC Nick Weston must track him down before the death toll rises even further.

Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by Linda Wilson

Fox Hunter

Charlie Fox is on the trail of her former lover and ex-boss Sean Meyer who appears to have gone on a murderous rampage, targeting the men who brought Charlie’s army career to a brutal end.

Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Blood Whisperer

Former crime scene investigator Kelly Jacks simply can’t ignore the evidence, even though it’s not her business and no longer her job.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

Absence of Light and other stories

Charlie Fox returns in a collection of short stories and a novella spanning Charlie’s career in close personal protection work.

Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Linda Wilson