Clare Chase writes classic mysteries. 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 and finds the mid-terrace she currently occupies a good happy medium.

As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people’s books.

If you would like to get in touch, Clare would love to hear from you. You can follow her on Twitter, find her on Facebook, or use the contact box below.

The books

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