Clare Chase finds the current state of the world a bit stressful and has resorted to writing classic mysteries as a form of escapism. Her aim is to take readers away from it all via some armchair sleuthing in atmospheric locations.
Like her heroines, Clare is fascinated by people and what makes them tick. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in settings as diverse as Littlehey Prison and the University of Cambridge, in her home city. She’s lived everywhere from the house of a lord to a slug-infested flat but the mid-terrace she currently occupies represents a good happy medium.
As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people’s novels.
Clare’s debut novel, You Think You Know Me, was shortlisted for Novelicious’s Undiscovered Award, as well as an EPIC award in 2015. It was also chosen as a debut of the month by Lovereading.
Murder on the Marshes (Tara Thorpe 1) was shortlisted for an International Thriller Writers award in 2019.
The books by genre
Police Procedurals – The Tara Thorpe mysteries
Amateur sleuth – The Ruby Fawcett and Eve Mallow mysteries
Romantic Suspense – You Think You Know Me
Books by setting
The ancient university town of Cambridge (academic skulduggery and dark dealings) – the Ruby Fawcett and Tara Thorpe mysteries
Wild, coastal Suffolk (local characters and an idyllic village set against the eerie backdrop of deserted marshland and the sea) – the Eve Mallow mysteries
London’s art world (dark nights and bright lights) – You Think You Know Me