Kathryn Casey
Mystery and True Crime Author


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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!
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Nearing Completion

January 4, 2004

Howdy All,

Sorry I haven't updated in so very long. It's been a busy year. The Celeste Beard Johnson trial ended in March, and I've been interviewing those involved ever since. Last time I counted, I'd conducted more than one hundred interviews.

The good news is it's been highly productive. I've filled in most of Ms. Johnson's life, and it's an amazing tale. She's left broken hearts and empty checkbooks from California, to Washington State, to Arizona, to Texas.

Luckily all but Steve Beard, her late multimillionaire husband, escaped with their lives. As you may know, Celeste is serving two life sentences in Texas' Gatesville Prison for murdering Steve. A jury ruled that she convinced Tracey Tarlton, her Lesbian lover, to murder him. Ms Johnson is appealing the conviction.

I'm now in the final stages of writing the book -- tentatively titled "She Wanted It All" -- and I hope to have it completed later this month. Then, it's on to the next book. I have a few candidates in mind --sadly, there's never a shortage of cases -- but nothing firm as yet. If you're interested, I'll keep you posted. And if you have ideas for me, please forward them along. I'm always looking for the next story....

Take Care,
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