At the Sharp End . . .

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

Press Kit
If I were a woman, I'd be ZoŽ Sharp.  If Jack Reacher were a woman,
he'd be ZoŽ's main character, Charlie Fox.
Lee Child, in foreword to Mystery Writers of America anthology, Vengeance, April 2012

Author bio

ZoŽ Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire but spent her formative years living on a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. After a promising start at a private girls' school, she opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve in favour of correspondence courses at home. She wrote her first novel when she was fifteen, and created her no-nonsense ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine Charlie Fox after receiving death-threat letters as a photojournalist.

Sharp’s short stories have been used in school text books and turned into short films, and the Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV. Her work has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Benjamin Franklin, and Macavity Awards in the United States, as well as the CWA Short Story Dagger in the UK.

A keen library supporter and public speaker, ZoŽ blogs regularly on her Blog page. She also witters on Twitter (@AuthorZoeSharp) and fools about on Facebook (ZoeSharpAuthor). She was formerly a long-term contributor to the acclaimed Murderati blog—alas, now defunct; she's a regular blogger at MURDER IS EVERYWHERE and also has a presence on goodreads.

For a more detailed portrait, please read Meet ZoŽ Sharp.

For a cornucopia of ZoŽ Sharp interviews, both print and audio, please take your pick from My Interviews.


Charlie Fox

For a summary of the Charlie Fox crime thriller series, and a character study of Charlie Fox herself, please see Meet Charlie Fox. The article has links to further, independent, in-depth analysis of Charlie's character and evolution through the ten-book series.


Awards and recognition

  • FIRST DROP: Charlie Fox book four nominated for the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel 2004
  • Short story 'Served Cold' nominated for Crime Writers' Association Short Stort Dagger 2009
  • Contribution to 'Thrillers: 100 Must Reads' nominated for Edgar Award (Best Crtitical/Biographical); Macavity Award (Mystery Related Non-fiction); Anthony Award; and Benjamin Franklin Award (Poetry Literary Criticism), all in 2011
  • FOURTH DAY nominated for Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel 2010
  • Nominated for Anthony Award as contributor to the acclaimed www.Murderati.com blog website

Author photos and book covers

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