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Mary Kay Andrews

A pseudonym used by Kathy Hogan Trocheck

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels including The Weekenders, Beach Town, Ladies Night, Summer Rental, Deep Dish.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, she received a B.A. in journalism from The University of Georgia and was a newspaper reporter for 14 years. The last ten years of her career were spent as a features reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.She is married to her high school sweetheart, Tom Trocheck, with whom she has a 40-year (and counting) collaboration yielding two grown children, two adorable grandchildren and countless memorable kitchen experiences.
In 2006, Hissy Fit became her first New York Times bestseller, followed by eleven more New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers. To date, her novels have been published in German, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Dutch, Czech and Japanese.

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Romance, General Fiction
New Books
Weezie and Bebe Mysteries
   1. Savannah Blues (2002)
   2. Savannah Breeze (2006)
   3. Blue Christmas (2006)
   4. Christmas Bliss (2013)
Beach Town
   0.5. Change of Scene (2016)
   1. Beach Town (2015)
   Little Bitty Lies (2003)
   Hissy Fit (2004)
   Deep Dish (2008)
   The Fixer Upper (2009)
   Summer Rental (2011)
   Spring Fever (2012)
   Ladies Night (2013)
   Save the Date (2014)
   The Weekenders (2016)
   The High Tide Club (2018)
   Sunset Beach (2019)
   Hello, Summer (2020)
   The Newcomer (2021)
   The Homewreckers (2022)
   Bright Lights, Big Christmas (2023)
   Summers at the Saint (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Santa Suit (2021)
Non fiction
Omnibus editions
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Savannah Blues
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Savannah Blues

Mary Kay Andrews recommends
The Bookshop by the Bay (2023)
Pamela Kelley
"Anyone who's ever wanted to turn the page on their old life or felt the whispered promise of a new dream, and a fresh start will fall in love with Pamela Kelley's charming new novel."
The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise (2023)
Colleen Oakley
"Colleen Oakley's The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise is the ultimate road trip, featuring a pair of quirky, original characters on the lam from the law. A funny, fresh take on unlikely friendships and family, I'd ride shotgun with Tanner and Louise in a heartbeat!"
Blush (2021)
Jamie Brenner
"In Blush, her latest summer page-turner, author Jamie Brenner indulges readers with the story of three generations of headstrong women united in their efforts to buck male authority and save their family's struggling winery on the North Fork of Long Island. Brenner's fizzy tale of wine-making lore, family secrets, forbidden love--and a shared appreciation for Jackie Collins and Judith Krantz novels, make for an intoxicating read."
The Woman with the Blue Star (2021)
Pam Jenoff
"The Woman with the Blue Star crackles with suspense as this haunting, harrowing tale of love, loss and survival takes us deeper and deeper into the lives of two courageous young women. This is the historic fiction novel Pam Jenoff was born to write, and she does so with passion and authenticity. Readers who loved The Nightingale and The Alice Network will happily follow The Woman with the Blue Star into this new intriguing Eastern European-set landscape."
Surviving Savannah (2021)
Patti Callahan
"[A] sweeping, captivating tale of a contemporary woman lost in a fog of grief who finds solace, and finally, redemption, as she uncovers the long-buried secrets of a nearly forgotten shipwreck--and the courageous women who survived to bear witness to history."
This Secret Thing (2020)
Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
"In her new novel This Secret Thing, Marybeth Mayhew Whalen deftly plumbs the depths of the hidden life of a seemingly placid suburb. With surgical precision and rare insight into the inner lives of her subjects, the author peels away layer upon layers of half-truths, secrets, and lies to reveal the shocking truth at the heart of this story. Marybeth Whalen is the new mistress of the suburban thriller."

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