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!
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October 19, 2008

Hi All,

Just a quick note to say I have a new book coming out in nine days, kind of. Confusing?

The subject: The James Bergstrom case in Houston.

The nuts and bolts: Linda Martinez married the man of her dreams, a shy factory worker names James Bergstrom. James joined the Navy, and he and Linda moved to Seattle, where he worked on board a nuclear submarine. Only before long, there were indications that James wasn't the man Linda thought she'd married. By the time they returned to Houston, there was no doubt in her mind. Linda knew she'd made a terrible mistake and that her timid young husband was actually a dangerous psychopath, who spent the evening hours terrorizing and assaulting women.

Intent on stopping James, Linda threatened to notify authorites. James laughed: "Tell the world. No one will believe you."

For a very long time, no one did, not even the police Linda called begging for help.

So why is EVIL BESIDE HER "kind of" a new book? Because it's a reissue of my first book, THE RAPIST'S WIFE, first published in 1995, with a new cover, title, photos and author's note.

I know many of you have been trying to buy this book for a long time. It went out of print in 1996, and copies have been hard to come by. For awhile, I worked with the Author's Guild to self-publish the book, but the price was prohibitive, $24.95.

Now the book is back, better than ever, at regular paperback prices! Hope you enjoy EVIL BESIDE HER!


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