Sharon Bolton is an English author of mystery fiction who has also been published under the name S.J. Bolton
Bolton is the author of ten novels, including the Lacey Flint series of police procedural novels.

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