Kathryn Casey
Mystery and True Crime Author


Click here to read the prologue to Possessed
Click here to read the first chapter of Deliver Us!
Click here to read the first chapter of Deadly Little Secrets!
Click here to read the first chapter of my latest Sarah Armstrong mystery!
True Crime
The infamous Texas stiletto murder
True Tales of Jealousy, Betrayal, and Revenge
Three decades of murder and redemption in the infamous I-45/Texas Killing Fields
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.
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!
Want discussion questions for your book club? Click the titles below:

Die, My Love: A True Story of Murder, Revenge, and Two Texas Sisters

In 2014, Elle magazine chose DIE, MY LOVE as one of the best crime books written by women!

"A Dark and haunting journey where good and evil, love and hate, collide with tragic results. Die, My Love is proof once again that Kathryn Casey is among the elite of true crime writers. This is her best yet." --Carlton Stowers, Edgar Award-winning author of Careless Whispers.

The nuts and bolts: In October 2004, Professor Fred Jablin was ambushed in the driveway of his home in Richmond, Virginia, as his children slept on the second floor of the house. A week later, his ex-wife, Houston attorney Piper Rountree, was charged with the murder. The resulting investigation revealed a story of betrayal, deception and revenge.

In a trial that mesmerized much of Virginia, prosecutors put on a case that showed a tumultuous 19-year marriage that ended in divorce in 2002. For the next two years, the animosity built between Rountree and Jablin, until, in October 2004, prosecutors contended Rountree flew to Virginia disguised as her sister Tina, then ambushed and gunned down Jablin as he walked outside in the early morning darkness to claim his morning newspaper.

"Die, My Love: a True Story of Murder, Revenge and Two Texas Sisters" is scheduled for publication in May 2007. It's an amazing story of a mismatched couple whose marriage went terribly and tragically wrong.

Read the story behind the story, and learn the answers to the case's unanswered questions: What part if any did Tina Rountree, Piper's colorful sister, play? Why did the marriage of a Texas attorney and a Virginia professor, one of the top authorities in his field in the world, end in murder?

Piper Rountree considered herself the perfect mother. Read "Die, My Love" and judge for yourself.

Piper at a neighborhood party, before the bitter divorce.

A photo of Fred Jablin taken just a few years before his death. 'Courtesy the University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership

The Jablin family home, where the murder took place.

The University of Richmond, where Fred Jablin taught.

Piper during happier times with one of her children