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Zoe Sharp Fan Page

Updated on August 30, 2017
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Zoe Sharp, British Crime Fiction Writer and Creator of the Charlie Fox Series

This page discusses the novels of Zoe Sharp, a British writer of crime fiction and creator of the Charlie Fox series. You will find information about Sharp here, as well as a chance to give your opinion on her books.

Who else is a big fan of Zoe Sharp and her crime fighting heroine, Charlie Fox?

What? A female heroine who the Chicago Tribute describes as "borderline psychotic?" A heroine who works as a bodyguard and who fights crime in a really physical way, while dashing across the moors (or more recently, the streets of New York) on her motorcycle? And, when not engaged in fighting evil, finds time to rebel against her wealthy, status conscious parents by kanoodling with her ominous and scary boyfriend, Sean.

Yep. That's Charlie Fox. She appears in a growing number of novels and short stories penned by Great Britain's Zoe Sharp.

If you're a fan of Zoe Sharp's writing, please stick around and share your thoughts. If not, stick around anyway. Perhaps we will convert you.

About Zoe Sharp

Zoe Sharp lives in Great Britain in England's Lake District. Her husband Andy is also a writer, but of non-fiction.

Zoe's history is as unusual and fascinating as that of her heroine, Charlie. She was raised on a catamaran, left school at twelve years of age, and wrote her first novel at age fifteen. As to why Zoe created a heroine like Charlie Fox, it could be because Zoe received death threats while working as a photojournalist. Charlie Fox works as a bodyguard and is in the habit of rescuing people who receive death threats, you see!

Currently, Zoe has authored ten books in the Charlie Fox series, plus a number of short stories.

You will find much more information about Zoe on her web site and on her Facebook page. Since I have not met Zoe personally, much as I would love to, I can't add anything else about her history other than to suggest you visit her web pages.

Awards and Recognition

It turns out that I am in good company when I wax enthusiastic over this author and her crime fighting heroine, Charlie Fox.

As of September 2012, these are the awards and nominations that Zoe Sharp has received.

  • Nominated for the Barry Award for Best British Novel 2004 for FIRST DROP
  • Nominated for the Crime Writers' Association Short Story Dagger 2009 for 'Served Cold'
  • Nominated for the Edgar Award (Best Critical/Biographical), the Macavity Award (Mystery Related Non-Fiction), the Anthony Award, and the Benjamin Franklin Award (Poetry/Literary Criticism) 2011 as one of the contributors to THRILLER: 100 MUST READS
  • Nominated for the Barry Award for Best British Novel 2010 for FOURTH DAY
  • Nominated for the Anthony Award as one of the contributors to blog site

What do you think of Zoe Sharp's Charlie Fox series?

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Duel it Out: Zoe Sharp or Lee Child - Who's Your Fav?

So what do you think? Who gets your vote for favorite crime fiction writer? Zoe Sharp with her Charlie Fox series, or Lee Child with his Jack Reacher series?

Personally, I like both Charlie and Jack, but if I had to choose, I would go with Charlie.

Zoe Sharp or Lee Child? Why?

Fifth Victim Book Trailer - You Tube Video

A great musical introduction to Zoe Sharp's book, Fifth Victim.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @texan203 lm: I encourage you to do just that. You may love them as much as I do.

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      texan203 lm 5 years ago

      Great book review lens. I may pick up one of these crime thrillers.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @RinchenChodron: I'm not British either -- but if you like crime thrillers, check her out. The Charlie Fox series is a great read.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I'm not British, and don't know this author. Perhaps I'll read some now. Thanks for the introduction.