"If Jack Reacher were a woman, he'd be Charlie Fox."—Lee Child
He thought she was an easy target. He was wrong.
Charlie Fox was no good at being the nice girl her parents wanted, so she joined the British Army and acquired a new set of skills. Now she puts them to use teaching self-defence to battered women in a local refuge—passing on the finer points of a fist to the groin, running like hell, and breaking bones when necessary. Her skills come in even handier when she takes a job working security at the New Adelphi, a hot nightclub with a charismatic owner. And they come in handiest of all when a vicious rapist appears to be targeting the women at the refuge, and someone with a very nasty line in knifework starts taking an interest far closer to home.
Winner of the 2015 Love Is Murder Award for Best Series
Praise for Zoë Sharp and Charlie Fox
"Charlie looks like a made-for-TV model, with her red hair and motorcycle leathers, but Sharp means business. The bloody bar fights are bloody brilliant, and Charlie’s skills are both formidable and for real."—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
"Combines blood-and-guts action with a strongly feminist slant…a must for crime-fiction fans who like it rough."—Booklist
"One of the best crime-fiction debuts in years."—Janice Young, Yorkshire Post
"Sharp deserves a genre all her own—if you are just discovering Zoë Sharp then you are in for a real treat."—Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
"Charlotte (Charlie) Fox is one of the most vivid and engaging heroines ever to swagger onto the pages of a book. Where Charlie goes, thrills follow."—Tess Gerritsen
"Ill-tempered, aggressive and borderline psychotic, Fox is also compassionate, introspective and highly principled: arguably one of the most enigmatic—and coolest—heroines in contemporary genre fiction."—Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune
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About the Author
Zoë 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. 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 in the course of her work as a photojournalist. Sharp’s short stories have been used in school textbooks and turned into short films, and the Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV and film. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards both in the UK and the USA, and her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Strand Magazine. A keen library supporter and public speaker, she blogs regularly on the acclaimed group website www.MurderIsEverywhere.blogspot.co.uk. She also witters on Twitter (@AuthorZoeSharp) and fools about on www.Facebook.com (ZoeSharpAuthor). Zoë currently lives in the English Lake District. Her hobbies are sailing, fast cars (and faster motorbikes), target shooting, travel, films, photography, music, occasional construction projects and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.