Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Karen Harper: R.I.P.

More sad news this week. Lesa Holstine noted the death of Karen Harper, author of over 70 novels: romantic suspense, historicals, and mysteries, including The South Shores Series, The Cold Creek Trilogythe Maplecreek Amish Trilogy, and many, many more.  Her latest mystery that just became available today: Deep in the Alaskan Woods. Her British historicals  (The Queen's Secret comes out in May),  are wonderful, too, and it would be a tribute to Karen to start reading any and all of her novels. Karen Harper won the Mary Higgins Clark Award. According to author Connie Campbell Berry, Karen died recently of cancer.

Karen was a frequent contributor to the Mystery Readers Journal with author essays appearing in the Midwestern Mysteries issue (Spring 2017), New York City II, Gardening Mysteries; Art Mysteries II; History Mysteries II, and several more. She will be missed.

My sympathy goes out to her family, friends, and fans at this sad time.


Mason Canyon said...

Sad news indeed. Her books sound intriguing.

Duffy Brown said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. Karen Harper was an amazing author and wonderful lady. Always kind with an encouraging word for other authors. She will be missed.

Connie Berry said...

She was a loyal friend of Buckeye Crime Writers and a terrific role model for other authors.

Unknown said...

She was a fantastic teacher as well, delivering many presentations to help the budding writer. I benefitted greatly from her work. I saw her at Christmas and sadly, didn't know of her illness.