False Tongues

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.

Latest Books by Kate Charles

False Tongues

A Drink of Deadly Wine

The Snares of Death

Appointed to Die

A Dead Man Out of Mind

Evil Angels Among Them

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Kate Charles

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.

The Latest From Kate

‘A Conversation with Kate Charles’

Omnimystery news asks Kate a few questions about her writing and her new novel.

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‘An Audience with Kate Charles’ kicks off the Ludlow Fringe Literary Week

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.

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Kate Charles to sign at the Castle Bookshop, Ludlow

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.

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Kate Charles' Fan Page

Link posted on: 4th Nov, 2015

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Status updated: 3rd Nov, 2015

In the new (December) issue of Good Housekeeping (UK), the regular 'On my Bedside Table' book feature is written by poet Wendy Cope. She says: ‘I love crime fiction and I’m always delighted when I discover a new author. KATE CHARLES writes detective stories set in the world of the Church. Her central character is a female priest who helps the police solve murder cases and the books are great fun. The first one I read was SECRET SINS but I’m planning to read the whole series.' I'm over the moon!

Link posted on: 9th Oct, 2015

Bloxham Festival Programme

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Status updated: 7th Oct, 2015

I've just experienced a first - a young man contacting me through my web site to ask for money. What would YOU have said to him?

Link posted on: 8th Sep, 2015

Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature

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