Click here to read the first chapter of Deadly Little Secrets!
Click here to read the first chapter of my latest Sarah Armstrong mystery!
The third Sarah Armstrong mystery, named a best book of the year by Library Journal!
The second Sarah Armstrong mystery "a strong sequel," says BOOKLIST, now available in stores and on the Web!
The first in the Sarah Armstrong mystery series, BOOKLIST MAGAZINE picked SINGULARITY as one of the Best Crime Novel Debuts of 2009!
A minister, his mistress, and a heartless Texas murder
A mother's love, a husband's betrayal, and a cold-blooded Texas murder
An Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder.
Murder, Revenge and Two Texas Sisters.
Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire
Obsession, Lies, and a Killer Cop
Seen on Oprah! A courageous woman married to a dangerous psychopath.
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October 21, 2010
Tune in tomorrow to hear me on Shellie Rushing Tomlinson's All Things Southern radio program. We'll be sitting on the porch talking about my new mystery, THE KILLING STORM. During the program, we'll pull a name out of the hat and award an autographed copy of SINGULARITY. There are rules, it's true.
Here's all you have to do:
1. You must subscribe to both of our newsletters:
http://www.kathryncasey.com/newsletter.htm , http://www.allthingssouthern.com/index.php
Comment on both of our blogs:
http://www.kathryncasey.com/blog.htm , http://www.allthingssouthern.com/atsblog/?p=890
And be our facebook friends:
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Once that's all accomplished, you're in the drawing! Fun, right? Of course. Hope you win!
October 8, 2010
by Kathryn Casey
The truth is that there's always one. Whenever I have a new book out, as I do right now with Shattered, I emerge from the confines of my office, momentarily unlatched from my computer, eyes blurred from months of staring at the screen, ready to meet the world and do book signings. Now let's be honest, what I'm there for is to connect with people who enjoy reading and, I hope, sell some books. Meanwhile, what those who attend are there for varies. Some folks like to drop in just to say hi and tell me that they enjoy my books. Others come to ask questions, bringing up different aspects of the cases in my books or inquiring about the inspiration for my fictional characters.
While that's why most have come, at nearly every book signing at least one person (more…)
October 8, 2010
by Kathryn Casey
We like to think that the bad guys get caught, and that when a murder takes place, the person responsible is held accountable and punished. Unfortunately, that often doesn't happen. One of the most disturbing headlines I've seen ran in the Houston Chronicle on a recent Sunday: People Are Getting Away with Murder.
Reading the piece, I learned that the national clearance rate on homicides is a dismal 64 percent. As the cause, the article cites a lack of money, manpower, too many murders and not enough folks in law enforcement investigating. It points out that in a city like Houston, with six million folks, there's more crime than cops to go around. In all, 120 Texas communities didn't even reach the national threshold, with clearance rates of 63 percent or lower. Take Galveston, for instance, where of the 32 murders committed in 2004, only seventeen were solved. That means that fifteen families are still waiting for justice. San Antonio is even worse, with a clearance rate of only 39 percent. The trend isn't new. One study showed that from 1980 to 1996, the national clearance rate (more…)
50 Shades innocent fun? I hope so, but be careful whom you trust.
Bananas Foster ala Brennan's. It's so good. Such a great restaurant. Try the recipe in the blog, and visit their restaurants. Wonderful food!
Bouchercon 2011: Here I am on the left with the wonderful Sara Paretsky and my friend author Diane Fanning. We had a blast!
Crawfish etouffee, a Louisiana classic. Love this recipe!
Kari fell in love with Matt Baker, but was he the man she believed?
They appeared the perfect family, but was Matt Baker hiding Deadly Little Secrets?
Was Matt Baker really a loving husband? Here at his wife's grave with their two daughters, Grace and Kensi.
My niece Beth, Dad, my sister-in-law Linda, and yours truly!
Dad's birthday cake, what a grand day!
Nice smile? I am the Cheshire Cat.
Jamie Ford, yours truly, Kathy L. Patrick, the Pulpwood Queen!
Here I am with Fannie Flagg and Karen Harrington
On the day of my panel with Robert Leleux
Alice's Kingdom: Marsha Toy Engstrom, our leader, as the Red Queen.
My main character, Sarah Armstrong, is a Texas Ranger/Profiler.
My special reindeer ornament, the one that's always front and center on my Christmas tree
Don't miss me on All Things Southern talking about the third Sarah Armstrong mystery!
The cover for the upcoming German edition of Singularity
Here I am with the Investigation Discover TV crew. Left to right: Scott, Eric, yours truly, Linda and Kaia!
Here I am with the legendary Kinky Friedman.
Introducing the rest of our panel: Ben Rehder (left) author of Holy Moly and other mysteries; Frances Ray, who writes women's fiction; that's me in the background, and on the right, Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretic's Daughter
It's up to us to mount a protest, to keep James Bergstrom locked up.
Meet our puppy, Ozzie Nelson. Don't let his sweet appearance fool you. Send help!
Here's proof that Ozzie Nelson is a handful!
This past January, 2010, the theme of the Pulpwood Queen's Girlfriend Weekend was Over the Rainbow. This is the head queen, Kathy Patrick, dressed as a tornado.
The southwest LA pulpwood queens as witches!
Years ago, before her diagnosis, here I am with my mom.
Here I am with Pulpwood Queen founder and author Kathy L. Patrick at the 2009 Girlfriend Weekend. I had a blast! (Notice the tiara? It's my first!)
Murder by the Book
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