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Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the international bestselling Grant County and Atlanta novels, the novella Martin Misunderstood. She is also the editor of Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.


Karin Slaughter (born January 6, 1971) is an American crime writer, whose first novel Blindsighted (2001) became an international success, was published in almost 30 languages, and made the Crime Writers' Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. She has sold more than 30 million copies of her books, and is published in 32 languages.


  • She launched her successful writing career with "Blindsighted," which was nominated for several major awards including a Dagger, a Barry and a Macavity. The paperback edition of that novel and her second, "Kisscut" (2002) made The New York Times mass market fiction bestseller list. Her third novel, "A Faint Cold Fear" (2003) received a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times. That was followed by "Indeklible" (2004), "Faithless" (2005), "Triptych" (2006), "Beyond Reach" (2007), "Fractured" (2008) and "Undone" (2009). She also edited "Like a Charm" (2004), a collection of interconnected stories by different authors. - See more at: http://georgiacenterforthebook.org/Georgia-Literary-Map/Georgia-Author-Detail.php?record_id=145#sthash.3eplFLK0.dpuf