Karen Odden received her Ph.D. in English literature from New York University and subsequently taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her first novel, "A Lady in the Smoke," was a USA Today bestseller and "A Dangerous Duet" and "A Trace of Deceit" have won awards for historical mystery and historical fiction. Down a Dark River (2021) introduces readers to Michael Corravan, a former thief and bare-knuckles boxer from Whitechapel, now a Scotland Yard Inspector in 1878 London. The sequel, Under a Veiled Moon (2022) has been nominated for a Lefty Award.
Awards: New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for Historical Fiction and Mystery, and winner of 2021 Grant from Arizona Commission on the Arts
Communities: Arizona Author