This American novelist is most known for her best-selling crime thriller Blindsighted, but she authored several other notable books, including Faithless (2005) and Fractured (2007). (2007). (2008). So many of her best-known titles are part of her Grant County crime fiction series.
Karin Slaughter is an American crime writer born in Georgia on January 6, 1971. Her works, which number 18 in total, have sold over 35 million copies.
Slaughter’s works have been translated into 37 languages and have debuted at number one in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Her debut novel, Blindsighted (2001), was translated into 27 languages and was nominated for the Dagger Award for Best Thriller Debut in 2001 by the Crime Writers’ Association.
|Full Name||Karin Slaughter|
|Profession||Author, Writer, Novelist|
|Date of Birth||January 6, 1971|
|Age [as of 2022]||51 years|
|High School||Morrow High School in Jonesboro|
|College||Georgia State University|
|Highest Qualification||Not known|
|Height||in centimeters- N/A
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|Weight||in kilograms- N/A
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|Relationships & Affairs|
|Marital Status||Not known|
|Parents||Father- Howard Slaughter
Mother- Not Known
|Net Worth (approx.)||$15 million to $20 million|
Biography & Early Life
Karin Slaughter is an American crime novelist born on January 6, 1971. Slaughter has sold over 35 million copies of her eighteen novels, which have been produced in 37 languages and reached number one in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Blindsighted (2001), her debut work, was translated into 27 languages and was named to the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger Award shortlist for “Best Thriller Debut” in 2001.
She also won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for her novel “Cop Town” in 2015. Pieces of Her, her debut novel, was released in 2018. The novel would be converted into a television show with the same title on Netflix.
She recalls wishing to be a writer since she was a child, and at the age of six, she penned her first book, which was based on a man who worked for her father and had polio. She grew up in rural Georgia before moving to Atlanta to work.
Wayne Knight narrates Martin Misunderstood, an original audio story. In 2009, the story and narration were nominated for an Audie Award.
She attended Morrow High School in Jonesboro and grew up in the Lake Spivey neighborhood. Before starting her own sign company, she attended Georgia State University and worked as a designer and salesperson for a sign company.
Karin Slaughter’s Career
Slaughter’s early works, including a Civil War book, were not well received. However, she attributes that time to her ability to hone her trade.
With the publication of “Blindsighted,” she launched a lucrative writing career. It and her second novel, “Kisscut,” both made The New York Times mass-market fiction bestseller list in paperback editions. Her fame and her global fan base have grown steadily since then.
In 2009, Slaughter’s novel Undone, dubbed Genesis internationally, brought together characters from her two main series, Grant County and Will Trent/Atlanta.
Will Trent and other characters from the series cooperate with Sara Linton of Grant County on a case set in Atlanta?
Her book Broken, published in 2010, also combines the characters Will Trent and Sara Linton from her two series. It takes place in Grant County, which is a made-up place.
Slaughter goes on book tours to several countries every year, demonstrating her international acclaim. She’s also been identified by mystery groups.
For “Beyond Reach” and “Fractured,” she received the Silver Fingerprint Award for Best Foreign Thriller from the Crime Zone in the Netherlands twice.
She has also earned honors from the Independent Book Publishers Association and the American Association of People with Disabilities for her novel “Faithless.” She is currently residing in Atlanta.
“Pretty Girls” by Karin Slaughter
Claire and Lydia’s teenage sister Julia vanished without a trace more than two decades ago. Since then, the two women have not communicated, and their lives could not be more dissimilar.
Claire is the attractive trophy wife of a businessman from Atlanta, and Lydia, a single mother, is dating an ex-con and is having financial difficulties.
But neither has ever recovered from the horror and agony of their shared loss, which is savagely ripped open when Claire’s husband is murdered.
“The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter
At gunpoint, two females are dragged into the woods. One tries to flee for her life, and one person is left alone.
Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s comfortable small-town family life was ripped apart by a frightening incident in their family home twenty-eight years ago.
Their mother was killed in the attack, and it crushed their father, a well-known defense attorney in Pikeville. And it left the family irreparably shattered, with secrets from that dreadful night consuming them.
Karin Slaughter weaves a riveting, enthralling tale of cold-case investigation and psychological suspense.
“The Will Trent Series” by Karin Slaughter
Special agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and his partner Faith Mitchell star in the Will Trent series.
Trent has previously appeared in Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken, Fallen, Criminal, the novella Snatched, Busted, Unseen, and The Hidden Woman, set in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Grant County” by Karin Slaughter
Karin Slaughter is well-known for her series. The county is set in the fictional Georgia town of Heartsdale (in the fictional Grant County).
Sara Linton, the town’s pediatrician and part-time coroner; Jeffrey Tolliver, Linton’s spouse and the head of police; and his subordinate, private investigator Lena Adams, are the three primary characters in the story.
Awards & Achievements
“Blindsighted,” which was nominated for several major awards, including a Dagger, a Barry, and a Macavity, established her successful literary career.
The paperback edition of the novel and her second, “Kisscut” (2002), were both bestsellers on The New York Times mass-market fiction list.
“A Faint Cold Fear,” her third novel, won a Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times in 2003. “Indelible” (2004), “Faithless” (2005), “Triptych” (2006), “Beyond Reach” (2007), “Fractured” (2008), and “Undone” (2009) were the next releases (2009).
She also curated “Like a Charm,” a collection of interconnected stories by various authors, published in 2004.
Karin Slaughter has been one of the wealthiest novelists and among the most well-known novelists. Karin Slaughter has a net worth of $15 to $20 million.