Kathryn Casey
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Kathryn Casey

Hello from Texas!

I grew up in the upper Midwest, but I've lived most of my life in the Lone Star State. At this stage, I consider myself a naturalized Texan. For the most part, I lead a pretty quiet existence. My husband and I live in a Houston suburb with our dog, Nelson. He barks like a Great Dane, but the little guy is just fourteen pounds, white shaggy fur. Picture a miniature sheepdog. The embarrassing truth is that we treat him more like a kid than a pet.

In my spare time, I take long walks in a nearby park. I love to cook and bake, and if you invite me to a barbeque, I'll bring my mom's potato salad.

Then there's my other life, my more than two decades as a crime writer.

Since the 1980s, I've reported on sensational murders. I started out writing for magazines, but I have something of a character flaw. I over-research. One day it occurred to me that I had enough information on a case to write a book. So I did. That was back in 1995. Since then I've written eleven true crime books.

It's been an incredible education in the behind-the-headlines world of law enforcement, the courts, and the strange, often dark twists human nature can take. I've heard the heart-wrenching accounts of victims, been in backrooms with prosecutors discussing trial strategy, pored over case files with homicide investigators, and spent many hours with inmates inside prison walls including Texas' infamous Death Row.

My most recent true crime book? Published in 2018: IN PLAIN SIGHT: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders. What a bizarre case. What an odd turn of events that led to such an unlikely killer.

In 2008, I built on all I'd learned and began writing fiction. At this point, there are four books in the Sarah Armstrong Mystery Series. Booklist chose the first, SINGULARITY, as one of the best debuts of that year. The third, THE KILLING STORM, made Library Journal's pick of the best mysteries. Up next: THE BURIED.

It's been a wild ride. As a crime expert, I've appeared on dozens of television shows and networks: 20/20, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen Network, Reelz, Court TV, Biography, Nancy Grace, E!, TruTv, Investigation Discovery, The Travel Channel and A&E.

So that's my story. And to all who read my books, enjoy them and mention them to others, thank you! We writers wouldn't have the opportunity to write without you. Readers truly make all the difference

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    • A Descent into Hell

    • The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Gillian Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    Bright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea.

    • By Sharon on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shattered

    • The True Story of a Mother's Love, a Husband's Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Texas Murder
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 256
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      4 out of 5 stars 257

    In Creekstone, Texas, a small, quiet suburb of Houston, football was king and David Temple was a prince.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WELL DONE STORY IN A DECLINING GENRE

    • By Linda Lou on 02-03-14
    • The True Story of a Mother's Love, a Husband's Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Texas Murder
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 06-29-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 282 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire

    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Moe Rock
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Trophy wife Celeste Beard wasn't satisfied with a luxurious lifestyle and her rich Austin media mogul husband's devotion - so she took his life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By AH on 02-28-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Deadly Little Secrets

    • The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Gillian Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    To his parishioners, minister Matt Baker seemed a pious and good man. To his wife, Kari, he was a devoted husband and caring father....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outrageous

    • By Jerrilynn on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Possessed

    • The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Heather Auden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    The officer responding to a 911 call at one of Houston's hippest high-rises expected the worst. After all, domestic violence situations can be unpredictable. But nothing could've prepared him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written

    • By Heather S. on 04-12-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Evil Beside Her

    • The True Story of a Texas Woman's Marriage to a Dangerous Psychopath
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    At first, Linda Bergstrom's marriage to her husband James was idyllic....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good effort, needs polishing

    • By Daryl on 09-21-13
    • The True Story of a Texas Woman's Marriage to a Dangerous Psychopath
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 01-25-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 144 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Warrant to Kill

    • A True Story of Obsession, Lies, and a Killer Cop
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Melanie Haynes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    She tried to tell her friends. She even went to the police. No one would believe her - and now she was dead....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shocked ! Hope this never happens again !

    • By Laura BlairNelson on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Infamous Drag Queen Killer (True Crime Collection)

    • From the Case Files of Notorious USA
    • By: Gregg Olsen, Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Another volume in the New York Times best-selling series Notorious USA about infamous crimes in every state....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Deliver Us

    • Three Decades of Murder and Redemption in the Infamous I-45/Texas Killing Fields
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
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    Over a three-decade span, more than 20 women - many teenagers - died mysteriously in the small towns bordering Interstate 45, a 50-mile stretch of highway....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy creepy creepy

    • By 6catz on 04-10-15
    • Three Decades of Murder and Redemption in the Infamous I-45/Texas Killing Fields
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 03-17-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 101 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Die, My Love

    • A True Story of Revenge, Murder, and Two Texas Sisters
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Moe Rock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
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    The day before Halloween 2004 was the last day on Earth for respected, well-liked college professor Fred Jablin....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • this story could have been a lot better.

    • By jaye on 12-03-12
    • A True Story of Revenge, Murder, and Two Texas Sisters
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Moe Rock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 100 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

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