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The Pledge

(2021)
(The third book in the Detective Betty series)
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Brooklyn's toughest female detective takes on Dallas in this 'violent, sexy, and completely absorbing' novel (Kirkus), the final novel in the acclaimed Betty Rhyzyk series.

Things are looking up for Detective Betty Rhyzyk. She's settled into a happy marriage and been promoted to Sergeant in the Dallas Police Department. But when a hostage stand-off puts her on the phone with legendary cartel leader The Knife, things take a turn. The Knife has heard a rival is making a play for the streets of Dallas: none other than Evangeline Roy. The matriarch of a ruthless cult, Evangeline also happens to hold a personal vendetta against Betty. So who better to draw Evangeline out of hiding? Betty's got two weeks to catch her. Or else.

With the drug dealers of Dallas donning strange red wigs and delivering cryptic messages, Betty's in a race for answers. With the clock ticking down, it will take everything she's got to finally put an end to Evangeline's reign of terror, and to keep her beloved Dallas – and her own family – safe at last.

Reviewers on The Pledge:

'The terrific adrenaline punch you'd expect for the grand finale of Kathleen Kent's Edgar-nominated trilogy' Julia Heaberlin

'A thrilling last dance with the formidable Betty Rhyzyk'
Steph Cha​

'Detective Betty is one of my favorite queer characters in crime fiction.
The Pledge is fiery and propulsive' Kristen Lepionka

'Kent does a fine job weaving the various plot strands into a satisfying and action-packed whole'
Publishers Weekly



Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2022 : Hardback
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Title: The Pledge (Betty Rhyzyk)
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
ISBN: 1-80328-423-4 / 978-1-80328-423-1
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Pledge (Detective Betty)
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
ISBN: 0-316-28045-3 / 978-0-316-28045-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2023 : Paperback
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Title: The Pledge (Betty Rhyzyk)
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
ISBN: 1-80328-425-0 / 978-1-80328-425-5
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2022 : Paperback
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Title: The Pledge
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
ISBN: 1-80328-424-2 / 978-1-80328-424-8
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Pledge
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   


November 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Pledge
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Pledge: 3 (Detective Betty, 3)
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
ISBN: 1-66860-306-3 / 978-1-66860-306-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

November 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Pledge (Detective Betty)
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pledge (Betty Rhyzyk Book 3)
Author(s): Kathleen Kent
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU