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An Evening with Author Zoë Sharp


An Evening with Zoë Sharp

Thursday, February 5, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Crime Novelist Zoë Sharp returns to the Lisle Library District from England! She will share stories about her Charlie Fox series and her stand-alone Blood Whisperer novel (the LLD Mystery group will be discussing this on Thursday, Feb. 19th). For those unaware of Ms. Sharp’s work, Lee Child recently wrote, “If I were a woman, I’d be Zoë Sharp. If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Zoë’s main character, Charlie Fox.”

She always has intriguing things to say about her work and very thoughtful points to share with novice writers. So join us for tea, cake, and a bit of a chat with a true British Mystery star!​


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View our online catalog to browse some of Zoë Sharp's work.

Zoë Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire, but spent most of 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.

Zoë went through a variety of jobs in her teenage years. In 1988, on the strength of one accepted article and a fascination with cars, she gave up her regular job to become a freelance motoring writer. She quickly picked up on the photography side of things and her photo-journalism took her as far afield as the United States and Japan, as well as Europe, Ireland and the UK. She is now a full-time fiction author and creator of the Charlie Fox series of crime thrillers.

Zoë wrote her first novel when she was fifteen, but success came in 2001 with the publication of KILLER INSTINCT − the first book to feature her ex-Special Forces heroine, Charlotte 'Charlie' Fox. The character evolved after Zoë received death-threat letters in the course of her photo-journalism work.

Later Charlie Fox novels − FIRST DROP and FOURTH DAY − were finalists for the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel. The Charlie Fox series has also been optioned for TV.​

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