Here are the Caroline Mitchell books in order for her series and standalone books. The list is updated regularly.
New Caroline Mitchell Books
DC Knight Series
Detective Ruby Preston Series
Detective Amy Winter Series
Standalone Caroline Mitchell Books
Caroline Mitchell Biography
Caroline Mitchell is originally from Ferbane in Offaly country, Ireland. After getting married, she moved to the UK with her family where she began working with CID as a Detective Constable in Essex.
In 2010, some weird things started happening in their Essex home, things that went bump in the night. This escalated when her husband, Neil, called her from home about some weird noises coming from the upstairs area in their home. Caroline, a mother of 4, came home and experienced the same.
The whole ordeal lasted over four years, during which time the family had to often leave the house. After their exorcism request was approved by the Vatican, things have quieted down. Over the years, some 30 people have experienced the very same thing when they went into their home, which, of course, attracted some serious interest from all over the place.
Caroline was given the advice to write it all down, so she wrote it all in her debut non-fiction story, Paranormal Intruder. This was the starting point of Caroline Mitchell becoming an author, which, by her own admission, it was a weird entry to becoming an author, indeed. She self-published the book, and much to her surprise it ended up selling very well. It was interesting to learn that she did get offers from traditional publishing houses, but she didn’t want to relinquish control of the story, cover, and the title, so she published and sold it all on her own.
Before she began writing books, she never even read crime mystery novels. As a cop, she felt that reading about crimes was like she would be extending her job at home as well.
But after she finished the book that needed to be told on her real-life paranormal experiences, Caroline realized that she actually missed writing and wanted to continue telling stories – but this time, fiction ones. And given her career path, writing crime and thriller novels was the logical next step.
She would write books during her commute to and from work, and after work at home in the evening. At some point, after 9 years working for the police, she stopped being a cop and began writing full time. Towards the end, she was no longer as happy to work in her job, so letting go of her career was one step she never looked back at with any regret.
That experience compound with her paranormal horrifying experiences at the home left Caroline in a state that made her open to the movie The Secret, which started her belief in the positive and the law of attraction.
After Paranormal Intruder, the next books’ publications have been taken over by Bookouture digital publishing house, who also is the publisher of authors such as Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons, and Iain King. Bookouture has been acquired in 2017 by Hachette.
So far, Caroline Mitchell wrote three and then two books every year since 2015 when she began her DC Knight crime mystery series. As a former detective, she has lots of insights about criminals and victims, having dealt with and interviewed many over the years. Sometimes in her books, she would also use small bits of banter that happened around the police station around the gruesomeness of the cases they were working on.
In the DC Knight books, she mixed the two genres, paranormal and crime thrillers, in a successful series. Some other books, such as her standalone novel Witness, are psychological thrillers.
Within her books, Caroline Mitchell enjoys taking the readers on a ride at the police station where the cops take suspects into custody and try to solve the puzzles around the crimes committed in town. Over the years, she encountered many unusual situations that she could infuse her writing with. Part of her job was to safeguard abuse victims, and Witness has some of those emotions within as well.
While there is plenty of action on the Caroline Mitchell books, the author prefers to flesh out the characters even more than the plot. Before she moves on to with the actual plot, she needs to flesh out the characters to become fully developed, like real people.
Currently, the author Caroline Mitchell lives with her husband, four children, and two dogs in a village on the coast of Essex where she is working on her next books. She is writing every day as being an author is now her full-time job. While she used to write 3 books a year, these days she is trying to relax a bit and focus on writing 2 books. Her books are now published by two publishers: Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer.
Praise for the Caroline Mitchell Books
This book was thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way. It is only now, the following day, that I am able to breathe normally again. (Angela Marsons about Witness)
A dark, yet compelling, domestic drama that had me hooked straight off. The tension built up and up, the fear and sense of dread layered throughout, and the tension had me breathless. I devoured every page (Mel Sherratt about Witness)
Silent Victim is fast-paced, twisty, and it chilled me to the bone…I loved every minute of it! (Robert Bryndza)
The very definition of a page-turner. Unreliable narrators mean you never quite know where you stand until it all builds to a richly satisfying climax. A fantastic psychological thriller. (John Marrs about Silent Victim)
Brilliantly gripping and deliciously creepy. Make sure you clear your day as you won’t be able to put Silent Victim down! (Sibel Hodge about Silent Victim)
Every time I finish one of Caroline Mitchell’s books I’m aware that I’ve spent the most part on the edge of my seat, mouth hanging open in shock and my heart hammering away! (Claire Loves to Read)
Holy cow what a book! … This is a story full of tension, fast paced yet so atmospheric. A page turner that ensures you keep reading … superb, magnificent and all-in-all frickin marvellous. (The Dragon Slayer on Sleep Tight)