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Kee Patterbee



Noted for her rich story construction and excellent detailed plots, Kee Patterbee's mystery writing centers on traditional female detective tropes but with original, modern twists. She produces protagonists that are a nod to the hard-boiled noir private eyes while avoiding the trappings found in much of modern private eye fiction.

Here, she created the character of Hannah Starvling. Her protagonist is a former FBI but always still loves solving puzzles. Since that time she's written four more Hannah novels and one novella as part of the ongoing Twilight Mystery Series.

Plans are in the work for many more. What did the townsfolk do behind those closed doors when no one was looking? Thus, most of her stories and adventures are set in or around the sleepy riverside town of Twilight. The town is a Norman Rockwell picturesque by day. By night, it is illuminated by shadows. Kee is southern through and through. She married a man of similar origins. He shares her fascination with the unseen, both real and imagined. They now live in Georgia where they lead a quiet existence of writing and enjoying life in general. One of the things they love is seeking out and visiting 'roadside' attractions. Those places that offer a look into the more unusual aspects of America. They also are in search of the perfect chicken wing and chili cheese dog. In the summer they exist between writing and these adventures. Kee and her husband Joe, are great lovers of animals. They share their house with two Yorkies, Zippy, and Doodles, and a tuxedo cat named CTO, which stands for Chinese Take Out.