Karen Campbell (born 1967, Paisley, Scotland) is a Scottish writer of contemporary fiction. Her first four novels are police procedurals, set in Glasgow, featuring Sgt. Anna Cameron and Cath and Jamie Worth. Her fifth novel, published in 2013, breaks away from the crime series. It tells the story of Abdi, a Somali asylum-seeker newly arrived in Glasgow with his young daughter, and of recently widowed Deborah, who has been assigned as mentor to help them settle in. The novel was selected as the BBC Radio Four Book at Bedtime in April 2013.