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The World of ZoŽ Sharp − Author of the Charlie Fox Thriller Series

ZoŽ Sharp in Charlie Fox mode

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Fox Five anthology

For a limited time only, you can download a free digital copy of the FOX FIVE short story collection. These five highly acclaimed stories follow Charlie Fox from self-defence instructor to fully-fledged close-protection officer. The Chicago Tribune called her "one of the most enigmatic—and coolest—heroines in contemporary genre fiction."

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Brand new Charlie Fox editions from New York publishers, Felony & Mayhem

New York publishers, Felony & Mayhem Press are reissuing selected early Charlie Fox series novels. All eight titles below, in their striking new covers, are currently available in Kindle and Epub formats, and also in paperback, from F&M or from your favourite bookstore.

Standalone novel, The Blood Whisperer, featuring strong female protagonist, Kelly Jacks, is similarly available in Kindle, Epub and paperback.

Signed paperback copies

All nine paperback titles are available as signed copies, direct from Felony & Mayhem.

KILLER INSTINCT [Book 1] RIOT ACT [Book 2] HARD KNOCKS [Book 3] FIRST DROP [Book 4]
Killer Instinct
[Book 1]
Riot Act
[Book 2]
Hard Knocks
[Book 3]
First Drop
[Book 4]
 
8 Charlie Fox titles,
plus standalone novel,
The Blood Whisperer,
now published
by F&M in
Kindle, Epub
and paperback.
Signed paperbacks
also available
.
ROAD KILL [Book 5] SECOND SHOT [Book 6]
    Road Kill
[Book 5]
Second Shot
[Book 6]
THIRD STRIKE [Book 7] ABSENCE OF LIGHT [Book 11] THE BLOOD WHISPERER [Standalone]
  Third Strike
[Book 7]
Absence of Light
[Book 11]
The Blood Whisperer
[Standalone]

Two new Charlie Fox titles on the way . . .

Iíve had lots of emails asking if there will be another Charlie Fox book, a follow-up to the events in Die Easy: book 10, and Absence of Light: Book 11, the novella which came after it. The answer is yes! Iím working on the next in the series - two books in fact - which will be out this year:

  • Trial Under Fire (to give it its working title), a prequel novella, which will tell the story of how Charlie earned her chance at Special Forces when she was still in the regular army
  • Fox Hunter (also a tentative title) is set in the Middle East and Bulgaria, as Charlie goes after Sean (who's apparently gone rogue).

More of Kelly Jacks? Perhaps, but first . . .

Iíve also been asked numerous times if Iím going to do another book featuring ex-CSI turned crime-scene cleaner Kelly Jacks from The Blood Whisperer. Charlie Fox fans love a strong female protagonist and Kelly Jacks has attracted a strong following. So, I havenít ruled out a follow-up, but first there will be another standalone, my third title this year:

  • probable title, Dancing on the Grave, featuring a talented female protagonist you may have already met in one of my short stories.

Announcements about all these new titles will be in my newsletter, so if you're not already on my mailing list, please take this opportunity to sign up here or accept the offer of a free download by signing up at the top of this page.

Die Easy: Book 10 in the Charlie Fox series

Die Easy

In post-Katrina New Orleans, a celebrity fundraising event should have been the ideal opportunity for Charlie to piece together her working relationship with Sean, who has woken from his gunshot-induced coma with his memory in tatters. But the simple security job turns into a nightmare when an ambitious robbery explodes into a deadly hostage situation. Charlie is forced to improvise as never before, and this time she canít rely on Sean to watch her back. This time, she's got to fight it out on her own.

One thing is for certain, though - no matter how overwhelming the odds stacked against her, or however hopeless the situation may appear, Charlie is never going to die easy.

'ZoŽ Sharp is one of the sharpest, coolest and most intriguing writers I know. She delivers dramatic, action-packed novels with characters we really care about. And once again, in DIE EASY, ZoŽ Sharp is at the top of her game.'
New York Times best-selling author, Harlan Coben

'Sharp delivers another solid entry in a series that consistently delivers a world-weary heroine who can outdo any man who crosses her path.'
Kirkus Reviews

'Sharp's white-knuckle 10th Charlie Fox thriller . . . convincingly mixes hand-to-hand combat with the ups-and-downs of her attempts to rebuild her old life with Sean.'
Publishers Weekly

Available in Kindle, Epub, Print and Audio.

Absence of Light: a Charlie Fox novella - Book 11 in the Charlie Fox series

Absence of Light

A major earthquake sees Charlie Fox on a transport plane headed for the scene of devastation. Tasked as security advisor to the specialist team at the centre of relief efforts, Charlie knows it wonít be easy. The team members are willing to put themselves in constant danger as a matter of course. But what other risks are they prepared to take?

Told that her predecessor died during their last outing in South America, Charlieís been instructed to quietly investigate if his death was as accidental as the official verdict suggests. If it was an accident, why are they so obviously lying to her?

Charlie must move with care through a shifting landscape to find the answers before there are more than just earthquake victims buried in the rubble. And when disaster strikes she will learn not only who she can trust, but if she can survive the darkness that comes with a total absence of light.

'As fast-paced and action-packed as any of the Charlie Fox thrillers . . . I'm a fan of the gutsy bodyguard who handles her work life brilliantly and brutally but whose personal life is often a mess.'

Lesa Holstine, Lesa's Book Critiques

Available in Kindle, Epub and Print

The Blood Whisperer: strong female protagonist—Kelly Jacks—proves a hit

The Blood Whisperer

The uncanny abilities of London crime-scene specialist Kelly Jacks to coax evidence from the most unpromising of crime scenes once earned her the nickname of The Blood Whisperer. Then six years ago all that changed. Kelly woke next to the butchered body of a man, the knife in her hand and no memory of what happened.

She trusted the evidence would prove her innocent. It didn't. Now, plunged into the nightmare of being branded a killer once again, Kelly is soon fleeing from the police, Russian thugs and a local gangster. Now street-smart and wary, can she use everything she's learned to evade capture and stay alive long enough to clear her name?

Enthusiastic reviews for standalone heroine

Enthusiastic readers and professional reviewers alike have highly rated The Blood Whisperer.

'Fans of ZoŽ Sharp's Charlie Fox series will recognize her deft hand with sharp, unbreakable female characters. Recommend this thriller confidently to fans of Harlan Coben and Lee Child. Sharp deserves the same kind of mass audience . . .'
Christine Tran, Booklist, American Library Association

'. . . another strong female lead with an intriguing background . . . increasing suspense and a sense of calamity to come, as the book races to its conclusion—a thoroughly enjoyable novel.'
Ace New York reviewer Gloria Feit

'Written throughout with dexterity, a searing pace and an artisanís eye for detail, The Blood Whisperer is a first class thriller . . .'
Graham Smith's CrimeSquad review

Available in Kindle, Epub and Print

The Charlie Fox Thriller Series . . .

Killer Instinct Riot Act Hard Knocks First Drop Road Kill Second Shot Third Strike Fourth Day Fifth Victim Die Easy
Killer Instinct
[Book 1]
Riot Act
[Book 2]
Hard Knocks
[Book 3]
First Drop
[Book 4]
Road Kill
[Book 5]
Second Shot
[Book 6]
Third Strike
[Book 7]
Fourth Day
[Book 8]
Fifth Victim
[Book 9]
Die Easy
[Book 10]
Absence Of Light Coming  
soon:  
Absence of Light
[Book 11]
Trial Under Fire [Prequel] Fox Hunter
[Book 12]