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Publication Order of Detective Clara Jefferies Books

The Fallen Girls (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Final Prayer (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blessed Bones (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sarah Armstrong Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Evil Beside Her (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rapist's Wife (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Warrant to Kill (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
She Wanted It All (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Die, My Love (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Descent Into Hell (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattered: The True Story of a Mother's Love, a Husband's Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Texas Murder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Crime Files: My Most Memorable Cases (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Little Secrets (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deliver Us (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Possessed (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Plain Sight (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kathryn Casey is a mystery and crime fiction author and award-winning journalist best known for the “Clara Jefferies” and the “Sarah Armstrong Mystery” series. Casey was brought up in rural Wisconsin in a small three-bedroomed farmhouse and loved to read from a very young age. She still remembers her mother telling her that she needed to put down her books for a moment and go play. After she got married, she moved to Texas with her husband since he had found a new job there. As for her career, she was a late bloomer and spent many years in college finally graduating in her early thirties. She would then go on to work in magazines and had a lot of fun. During this time, she wrote more than a hundred articles that were featured in many state and national magazines such as “Readers Digest,” “Ladies’ Home Journal,” “Town & Country,” “TV Guide,” “MORE,” “Rolling Stone,” “Seventeen” and “Texas Monthly” among many others. She currently lives with her husband and their fluffy and funny Havanese in Houston, Texas.

While Casey often travels to research her novels, her favorite subject and setting is her home state of Texas. As a journalist, she started out writing for the once-great but now-defunct “Houston City Magazine.” It was while she was working at the magazine that she got to experience and work on her first murder case. It was an unbelievable story of a lethal love triangle that had resulted in a murder in the huge expanse of thick forest known as “The Big Thicket.” Kathryn was immediately hooked into murder mysteries from that point on and still remembers how fascinated she was when “Blues and Bad Blood” the story of a brutal double homicide ran in the March 1988 issue of “Rolling Stone.” In the following years, she moved on to become editor of a monthly magazine named “Ultra” that targeted a wealthier clientele. She had never been interested in the frivolity of caviar and diamonds that characterized the lives of her audience but still got to attend extravagant parties, which she found a lot of fun. Since then, she has written in all manner of niches from celebrity interviews of presidents and first ladies, McCaughey septuplets, infertility, and all-round had a ton of unforgettable experiences. Casey has also written articles about the biggest stories in modern times that have included interviews of victims of the Oklahoma City Bombings and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans among others.

In the years that followed, Kathryn Casey continued covering the big cases for the magazines as they figured that she had a knack for interviews, investigations, and delivering the story. At some point in her career, she decided to become an author of crime fiction. She had written a fascinating magazine article that had gone viral and she decided to turn it into a full-length title that would become her debut novel “Evil Beside Her” that would be published in 2008. It was a natural progression from crime stories in magazines to long form fiction as she loves writing stories that provide insights into human nature. As such, she believes that her work writing non-fiction in the magazine world has been her bootcamp in Crime School 101. Her work made it possible for her to understand and write about how a murder investigation is conducted and also the psychology of crime and criminals. During her more than twenty years as an author, she has written more than ten titles in both mystery and crime fiction genres. The first of her mystery series is the novel “Singularity” that follows the life and time of Lieutenant Sarah Armstrong, a lone profiler who works for the Texas Rangers. As an author, she is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Author’s Guild.

Kathryn Casey’s “Singularity” is the story of Sarah Armstrong a profiler that has been in sticky situations too many times. She is one of the very few females that had been allowed into the Texas Rangers. Being that she is also a single mother, she has had to work doubly hard and is now deemed one of the top police officers in Texas. But when Edward Lucas III a mega-wealthy businessman is found killed alongside his lover, Sarah knows that this may just be the most dangerous case she has ever investigated. As other officers concentrate on investigating the dead man’s estranged wife, Sarah does not think she is important and goes on to hunt for a suspect no one else would waste their time on. But nothing she has ever done may have made her ready for the reality and horror of a young man that believed that his destiny was to kill blameless people. When she finally stumbles upon the elusive trailer of the killer, she knows she has hit paydirt. But when he realizes that she is on his trail he puts a target on her back. As she gets closer to apprehending the psycho, he changes tack and targets everything dear to her. Coming with a tough, funny, and feisty heroine who faces a spine-chilling killer, the novel chugs along to an unexpected and chilling climax.

“Blood Lines” by Kathryn Casey sees Sarah Armstrong make a comeback with two cases to boot. Cassidy Collins is the target of a potentially lethal and persistent stalker when things are complicated by a dead body turning up at her house. The victim is a high-profile businesswoman from Houston and nobody knows what happened to her. According to the police, the death is a suicide but Sara is not convinced, particularly when she sees the pictures taken at the scene. Everything looks almost staged as it is too perfect. The woman would not have committed suicide since everything was going well for her. The victim’s sister is also of the opinion that the woman was killed and asks Sarah to investigate more. In the course of her investigation, she finds a multimillion-dollar scam she thinks has something to do with the business woman’s homicide. In the meantime, teenage star Cassidy is getting text messages and emails and while performing, she hears weird whispers over her headset. She is scheduled to perform at a Houston rodeo and the organizers call for extra security. She teams up with David Garrity the FBI agent and together they work to track down and outwit the stalker only for the unthinkable to happen.

“The Killing Storm” by Kathryn Casey opens on a quiet afternoon at the park. At the park is Joey, a four-year-old playing in the sandbox when a stranger comes by asking if he has seen his puppy. While Crystal his mother is speaking on her mobile phone, the strange man manages to convince Joey to help search for the dog. By the time she finishes her conversation, her son is gone though she has an odd reaction that is totally unexpected from a distressed mother. Could she be involved in the abduction of her son? Meanwhile, Sarah Armstrong the Texas Ranger has been visiting a farm, where she has found a weird mark on the hide of a slaughtered bull that harks back to the long-forgotten age of slavery and sugarcane plantations. A few days later, other prizewinning bulls are found slaughtered outside the city with the same bizarre symbols. The investigations soon converge even as torrential rains and dangerous winds from a catastrophic hurricane pound the city.

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