The wait is finally over for the further adventures of curate Callie Anson. False Tongues picks up where Deep Waters left off – but in spite of the new understanding between them, the waters are not yet smooth for Callie and Mark. With Callie in Cambridge and Mark remaining in London, they are separated by distance as well as by nagging insecurities and shadows of the past. Along with Detective Inspector Neville Stewart, they discover that the tongue is the deadliest organ of all.
Kate is delighted to announce that, after being out of print for many years, her perennially popular ‘Book of Psalm’ series is being re-published by Marylebone House, the new fiction imprint of SPCK. The first two titles are available from the end of May, with the final three having a publication date of 16 July.
If you’ve never visited my web site before, welcome! If you’ve been here in the past, you’ll see that it’s looking very different now – in a good way. And if you re-visit frequently, in the hopes of a new book, I’m delighted to tell you that your wait is now over! After a very long hiatus, False Tongues was published by Poisoned Pen Press in the US in April, and its official UK launch date is 4 June.
In the UK, False Tongues is published by SPCK, well known for theology and Church history. To avoid confusion, SPCK have established a new fiction imprint, Marylebone House, and I’m delighted and proud to be part of this enterprise – one of their first ventures into fiction. To cement our happy relationship, they are also re-publishing all five of the ‘Book of Psalms’ series, with beautiful new covers and introductory material written specially for these new editions. The first two books are published at the beginning of June, with the three remaining titles following in mid-July. I’m so pleased that these books, always popular with my faithful fans, are being given a new lease of life and an opportunity to reach a new generation of readers.
I plan to update this site regularly, so please do check back for details of personal appearances, reviews, and other news.
Omnimystery news asks Kate a few questions about her writing and her new novel.Read Article >
The first event in Ludlow Fringe’s Literary Week will be ‘An Audience with Kate Charles’, at Ludlow Library on 21 June at 14.30. Tickets are now available.Read Article >
The public will have its first opportunity to buy Kate’s new novel, False Tongues, at the Castle Bookshop in Ludlow’s Market Square on Saturday 30 May, 11 - 1. Copies of the re-issues of A Drink of Deadly Wine and The Snares of Death will also be available.Read Article >
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I have just attempted to read your book "False Tongues" and I am writing to express my disapproval. I am aware that homosexuality exists although as a hetrosexual I find it to be a condition that I cannot understand. My understanding is that the "Gay" population is a relatively small proportion of the population and yet I find your book to be crammed with homosexual references! It seems to be almost a requirement today that authors have to mention this condition in their works. I can do without it and I won't be reading any more of our books if this is a typical example.
The Church Times has today published a piece they commissioned me to write about Dorothy L Sayers' 'The Nine Tailors'. It's behind a paywall, so if anyone who doesn't subscribe would like to see the full text, let me know and I'll be happy to e-mail you a copy. https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2016/2-december/reviews/reading-groups/ominous-sound-of-bells-across-the-fens
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