About Charlotte

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Charlotte Otter is a South African living in Germany. She has worked as a writer since leaving university. Her first novel, Balthasar’s Gift, was published in Germany in 2013 as as Balthasars Vermaechtnis, by Argument Verlag mit Ariadne, a Hamburg publisher that focuses on crime fiction by women. It is also available as an e-book, published by Culturbooks. The English version was published in June 2014 by South Africa’s Modjaji Books.

Charlotte’s new novel, Karkloof Blue, was published by Ariane in September 2015 and has just been released in South Africa by Modjaji Books.

Charlotte blogs at Charlotte’s Web and takes coffee breaks on Twitter (@charlwrites). She is working on the third Maggie novel – a hardboiled thriller called Durban Poison.

When she is not thinking up ways to kill people, Charlotte is a corporate hack, mother of three, reader, traveller, feminist and optimist. She is happily married to the love of her life.