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"Kathryn Casey has the roots, the guts, and the talent...She takes her place as one of the best," Ann Rule
As an award-winning journalist and the author of ten true crime books, I've spent thirty years writing about real cases, real people, real murders. It's been an amazing education on law enforcement and the criminal mind.
Why true crime? Because it opens a window into the human mind, the human heart, the very best of humanity and the very worst. In each book, I dig into a sensational case, pulling all the evidence together, doing my best to answer all the questions, not just who, what, how and where, but the most important, why?
My most recent true crime book? DELIVER US: THREE DECADES OF MURDER AND REDEMPTION IN THE INFAMOUS I-45/TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, came out in January 2015.
Since the 1970s, dozens of young women have been abducted and killed south of Houston, along I-45, going into Galveston Island. Many of the murders remain unsolved. DELIVER US is the culmination of a three-year investigation into these tragedies. I've compiled the clues, even venturing behind bars where I interviewed the main suspects. It's a fascinating and, yes, often troubling read, one that pulls back the curtain on the staggering destructiveness of evil.
As fascinating as true crime can be, it's good to try new things. In the past few years, I've added another genre to my repertoire. For those of you who prefer your bad guys fictional, I've relied on my crime-fighting knowledge and let my imagination free, introducing the world to Lieutenant Sarah Armstrong.
It all began with SINGULARITY, the first book in my mystery series, a pulse-pounding tale of a Texas Ranger hot on the trail of the strangest killer to ever stalk the Lone Star State. BOOKLIST magazine named SINGULARITY one of the Best Crime Novel Debuts of 2009! The thrills continued with the second in the series, BLOOD LINES, this time transporting readers inside two intense investigations, one involving a young superstar hunted by a bizarre stalker.
Are you ready for the third in the series? LIBRARY JOURNAL chose THE KILLING STORM as one of the best books of 2010! PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said, "Casey's turbulent third mystery featuring Texas Ranger Sarah Armstrong draws the criminal profiler into a breathless drama as scary as a hurricane's eye.... a terrifying cat-and-mouse game develops, pointing to more stormy weather ahead for Sarah, in the best in the series to date."
Still not convinced? Want a glimpse inside the books? While you're here, click the links on the left under excerpts and read the prologue to DELIVER US and THE KILLING STORM's first three chapters.
Since then, I've gone back to my roots. Coming in fall 2016: POSSESSED: the infamous Texas Stiletto Murder, tells the sordid tale of Ana Trujillo Fox, beautiful and with a magnetic personality, who killed professor/scientist Alf Stefan Andersson in June 2013. Her weapon: her stiletto shoe. Why? She says it was self-defense. But is that the truth?
With POSSESSED coming out in the fall, I'm currently working on my fourteenth book, on a case that generated worldwide headlines; in 2013, someone executed three people, a district attorney, his wife, and a top prosecutor. At first there were rumors of a white supremacist hitman. But police argued that the truth was even stranger, a killer who once had a courthouse office, one who harbored a powerful grudge.
That's it for now, but before I go, one more thing: thank you to all of you who read my books and enjoy them, especially those who recommend my work to others. Your kindness is appreciated more than you know!
While you're here, click on the links for descriptions of books and a sampling of photos. Thanks for stopping. Feel free to drop in again, anytime. You're always welcome.
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