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Kathy Herman Books In Order

Publication Order of Baxter Books

Tested By Fire (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day of Reckoning (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vital Signs (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Stakes (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fine Line (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Seaport Suspense Books

A Shred of Evidence (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of the Beholder (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Things Hidden (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not By Chance (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Phantom Hollow Books

Ever Present Danger (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Look Back (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grand Scheme (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sophie Trace Trilogy Books

The Real Enemy (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Word (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Right Call (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Secrets of Roux River Bayou Books

False Pretenses (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Mercy (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relentless Pursuit (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ozark Mountain Trilogy Books

Not by Sight (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Poor Mrs. Rigsby (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kathy Herman is one of the best known novelists from America, who is famous for writing books based on the literature & fiction, mystery, spiritual, suspense, thriller, and religious genres. Many of her suspense books have been listed as best sellers over the years. Throughout her writing career, she has written around 20 books, which include the Sophie Trace series, the Seaport series, and the Secrets of the Roux River Bayou series. Prior to the start of her writing career, she used to look after the business of the Christian bookstore of her family. Author Herman lives in Tyler, Texas, along with her husband named Paul and 3 grown children. When it comes to writing suspense novels, author Herman is considered a widely popular name. She is highly famous in the Christian novel industry. She has worked for around 5 years as a staff member of the Association of the Christian Booksellers based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also, she has served as a product buyer cum manager in the children’s section for a period of 11 years at the Better Books Center in Tyler. Later on, she went on to become the human resource director. Author Herman has been involved in conducting a number of educational seminars based on children’s books at the CBA Conventions in Canada and The United States.

In addition to that, Herman has served as a preliminary judge for Gold Medallion Awards for the Association of the Christian Evangelical Publishers, and has also served as a marketing and independent product consultant for the CBA. Author Herman made her debut as a suspense novelist in the year 2001 with the publication of her first book titled ‘Tested by Fire’ It went on to be added in the list of national bestsellers by the CBA. After the grand success of the book, author Herman went on to write 13 more suspense and mystery, which were credited to her name over the years. Among them is included, another bestseller book called All Things Hidden. The husband of author Herman, Paul Herman, is the most ardent fan and supporter of her and also her best friend. He looks after and manages the business of the family bookstore of Christian books after author Herman retired from it to focus on her writing career. The family of Herman is comprised of three children, five grandchildren, Paul, and a cat named Samantha. All of them support her wholeheartedly with her written works. Author Herman says that she is highly fascinated by with hummingbirds and has a few them at her home. Apart from writing books and stories, author Herman likes to go on world tours, carry out deep sea fishing, bird watching, and stargazing, along with the loving members of her family. On a few occasions, Herman has incorporated all of these hobbies into a big adventure.

The novels of the Sophie Trace Trilogy written by Kathy Herman were released between the years 2009 and 2010. All the three books depict the lead character in the role of Brill Jessup, a Police Chief. She seems saddened by the infidelity of her husband and therefore, chooses her work as a form of distraction from her personal problems. Throughout the course of the series, Brill Jessup encounters numerous suspenseful events and tries to solve the mysteries around the city through her tireless investigation. One of the initial novels of the suspense series is titled as ‘The Last Word’. It was published by David C. Cook in 2009. Author Herman has described the chief characters of the plot of this book as Brill Jessup and Vanessa Jessup. Brill is shown as dealing with a death threat and struggling to assist her pregnant daughter in making decisions about her life ahead. At the start of the story, Vanessa Jessup is depicted as returning home from her school sophomore year. Her mom, Police Chief Brill Jessup, becomes shocked to see that she is pregnant. However, she seems glad that Vanessa did not choose to go for abortion as suggested by her boyfriend. The fact that she strayed from the way she brought her up makes Brill hurt. Her plate seems to be filled with other problems in her professional life as well. She comes to know that one of the detectives in her team has been murdered and the killer has threatened that he is coming after her next. And when another detective gets injured by the same attacker in an attempt to kill Brill, public criticism begins to mount on her. But, she manages to remain alive and finally catches the murderer. The story shows Brill Jessup is carrying out her duties as a mother and a police chief effectively, in spite of facing criticism in both the roles. Her determination is what keeps her going in spite of all the difficulties.

Another popular book published in the series is titled ‘The Right Call’. It was also released by the David C. Cook publication in the year 2010. Author Herman has described the primary characters of this book as Vanessa Jessup, Ethan Langley, and Brill Jessup. The starting sequence of the plot shows that Ethan Langley come across some useful information that help the police to solve a series of killings. But, he fears that it would endanger the life of the girl that he loves. Therefore, he seems worried as to what to do and whom to trust with the information. During the summer break of college, Ethan comes home and seems eager to regain the trust of Vanessa Jessup and become a friend of her infant so named Carter. Seeing that he is a thoughtful, hardworking, ambitious, and kind-hearted, Vanessa’s parents, Brill and Kurt Jessup, approve of him for Vanessa. But, before Ethan could get himself settled in life, some random shootings leave one of his dear ones dead. This leaves Ethan disheartened. Later, when the police start scrambling for the suspects, he comes across shocking details which prove helpful in solving the case. But, Ethan looks worried about the fact if he gives the information to the police, it would endanger the lives of Vanessa, Carter, and Brill Jessup. And keeping it to himself also does not seem to be a good option. Not knowing what to do next, Ethan Langley begins to feel that he has landed himself in a risky game whose rules he is not aware of. As the safety of his loved ones depends on his call, he is required to make the right choice and ensure everyone’s safety.

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