Sharon Bolton is an English author of mystery fiction who has also been published under the name S.J. Bolton. [1]


Bolton is the author of ten novels, including the Lacey Flint series of police procedural novels.

Lacey FlintEdit

Lacey Flint is a female detective constable with London's Metropolitan police.


  1. Now You See Me Bantam, 2011 ISBN 978-0593064139
  2. Dead Scared Bantam, 2012 ISBN 978-0593064153
  3. Like This For Ever Bantam, 2013 ISBN 978-0593069165 (In the US, Lost, Minotaur)
  4. A Dark and Twisted Tide Bantam, 2014 ISBN 978-0593069189


If Snow Hadn’t Fallen (Short Story that takes place after Now You See Me), Transworld, 2012 ISBN 9781448168408
Here Be Dragons (Short story that takes place after A Dark and Twisted Tide) Transworld Digital, 2016 ISBN 9781473540477

Craftsman TrilogyEdit


  1. The Craftsman Trapeze, 2018 ISBN 978-1409174110
  2. The Poisoner Trapeze, 2020 ISBN 978-1409174158


Other booksEdit


In 2016, the motion picture of Sacrifice, starring Radha Mitchell and Rupert Graves, and directed by Peter A. Dowling, was released by Luminous Pictures.[2]


Bolton's second novel, Awakening, won the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award.[3] Blood Harvest, her third book, was shortlisted for the 2010 Crime Writers Association's (CWA) Gold Dagger Award.[4] In 2014, she won the CWA's Dagger in the Library award for her body of work.[5]


  1. ^ I’m Coming Out Archived 2014-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, S.J. Bolton Blogpost, 11/4/13
  2. ^ Glenn Kenny for The New York Times. April 28, 2016 Review: ‘Sacrifice’ Yields Corpses and Clichés
  3. ^ A Good Night for Minotaur at the Edgars ,Publishers Weekly, 4/20/10
  4. ^ Crime Writers Association, Dagger Awards 2013, CWA 2013
  5. ^ Sarah Shaffi for The Bookseller. December 5, 2014 Bolton wins CWA Dagger in the Library prize