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Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter
Born (1971-01-06) January 6, 1971
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Occupation Novelist, writer, author
Years active 2001–present

Karin Slaughter (born January 6, 1971) is an American crime writer, whose first novel Blindsighted (2001) became an international success, was published in almost 30 languages, and made the Crime Writers' Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. She has sold more than 30 million copies of her books, and is published in 32 languages.

Fractured, the second novel in the Will Trent series, debuted at number one in the UK and the Netherlands, and was the number one adult fiction title in Australia. At the same time, Faithless (Gottlos) published in Germany at number one.

Slaughter was born in a small southern Atlanta, she is widely credited with coining the term "investigoogling" in 2006.

Slaughter is currently part of a "Save the Libraries" event that benefits the DeKalb County Public Library.


  • Publishing history 1
  • Grant County series 2
  • Will Trent/Atlanta series 3
  • Other works 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Publishing history

In 2009, Slaughter brought together characters from her two main series Grant County and Will Trent/Atlanta in her novel Sara Linton, of Grant County. Also intertwining the characters Will Trent and Sara Linton from her two series is her book "Broken," published in 2010. It is set in the fictitious Grant County.

Grant County series

Slaughter is best known for her Grant County series:

Set in the fictional town of Heartsdale, Georgia, (in the fictional Lena Adams, Slaughter's most controversial character. The most recent Grant County novel was published in July 2007. The title was Beyond Reach in the US and Skin Privilege elsewhere.

Will Trent/Atlanta series

The Will Trent and his partner Faith Mitchell. So far, Will has appeared in Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken, Fallen, the novella Snatched, Busted, and Unseen.

Other works

Leeds. Karin Slaughter wrote the first and the last stories.

Contributing authors, among others, are:

Triptych (2006) is a novel with three interconnected narrators, set against the urban backdrop of Atlanta. Fractured (2008) continues the series with the character Will Trent from Triptych with a murder in Ansley Park.

Martin Misunderstood is an original audio novella narrated by Wayne Knight and is available from BBC Audiobooks America. Both the story and the narration were nominated for an Audie Award in 2009. The book was translated into Dutch and given away to over one million readers.


The Grant County series

The Will Trent/Atlanta series

The Georgia series (combining Grant County and Atlanta)

  • Undone (2009), Genesis (UK/Australia title)
  • Broken (2010)
  • Fallen (2011)
  • Criminal (2012)
  • Unseen (2013)
  • The Kept Woman (2016) [1]

Other books

  • Like A Charm (2004 editor)
  • Martin Misunderstood (2008)
  • Thorn in My Side (2011, ebook novella)
  • Cop Town (2014)
  • Pretty Girls (2015)


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External links

  • Karin Slaughter website
  • Interview with Karin Slaughter at
  • Karin Slaughter at
  • Interview with Karin Slaughter at
  • Save the Libraries
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