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Kathleen Kent

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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, Historical

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   1. The Dime (2017)
   2. The Burn (2020)
   3. The Pledge (2021)
   The Heretic's Daughter (2008)
   The Wolves of Andover (2010)
     aka The Traitor's Wife
   The Outcasts (2013)
   Black Wolf (2023)
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2018) : The Dime

Kathleen Kent recommends
Heresy (2018)
Melissa Lenhardt
"A bold new story where women have taken their rightful place in the narrative of the outlaw Western genre."
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs (2019)
Katherine Howe
"The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs combines exacting historical research with compelling, imaginative storytelling. There is real magic at work in this book, which illuminates, like a candle in the dark, the enduring courage, wisdom, and searing power of women, passed down through countless generations."
The Flying Cutterbucks (2020)
Kathleen M Rodgers
"A rousing, timely novel of hope and solidarity among women in a family wounded by the tragedy of war and the trauma of sexual assault. Their resilience gives testament to the power of forgiveness, and the heroism among sisters."
Shadow Garden (2020)
Alexandra Burt
"Alexandra Burt's, Shadow Garden, is a haunting, cautionary tale of a family's descent into madness; exposing the darkness that lies beneath the comforting facade of wealth, privilege and a mother's obsessive love."
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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