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Kathleen Kent is the author of two best-selling novels, The Heretic's Daughter, for which she received the David J. Langum Sr. award for American Historical Fiction, and The Traitor's Wife (published in hardcover as The Wolves of Andover). Her most recent historical fiction novel, The Outcasts, was awarded the American Library Association’s “Top Pick” Historical Fiction in 2014 as well as being the recipient of a Will Rogers Medallion award for Western fiction. She has completed her fourth novel, THE DIME, based on a short story published in the crime anthology Dallas Noir.  Her novels are collectively published in 16 countries.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Historical
Detective Betty
   1. The Dime (2017)
   2. The Burn (2020)
   3. The Pledge (2021)
   The Traitor's Wife (2010)
     aka The Wolves of Andover
   The Outcasts (2013)
   Black Wolf (2023)
Kathleen Kent recommends
Something Bad Wrong (2023)
(Jess Keeler, book 1)
Eryk Pruitt
"In the tradition of the best of Southern Gothic crime fiction, Eryk Pruitt's Something Bad Wrong explores the dark and twisted psychology of madness, murder and ultimate revenge, where a true-crime podcaster and disgraced celebrity reporter work tirelessly to find answers to an unsolved murder nearly half a century old. Suspenseful and finely crafted, epic in scope and cinematic in its descriptions of time and place, the novel is a whirlwind of unexpected plot turns and surprising character reveals."
The Donut Legion (2023)
Joe R Lansdale
"A breathlessly paced, suspenseful novel, revealing the dark underbelly of cults, and people's enduring fascination with the supernatural. Populated by his one-of-a-kind characters, Lansdale, with his signature humor and empathy, peels back the layers of bluster and hype, exposing the seductive and dangerous nature of predatory sects."
Wonderland (2020)
Zoje Stage
"Zoje Stage's Wonderland is a mesmerizing journey into the darkest realms of the supernatural; a family, escaping the perils of city life, discovers that the splendors of nature can mask a hidden face of savage, unnameable terror."

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Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2018) : The Dime

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