Kathryn Casey
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Kathryn Casey

Hello to Everyone:

I'm an immigrant to Texas from the upper Mid-west, but I moved here in the early eighties so I consider myself a naturalized Texan. Houston is an amazing place to live, exciting and full of life. I'd recommend it to anyone.

I ventured into true crime writing purely by accident. I was working at Houston City Magazine in the eighties when a fascinating murder took place in the Big Thicket, the wide expanse of pine forests that meld Texas and Louisiana. My editor suggested I cover the case. I did and, from that point on, I was hooked. I've never looked back.

Since then, I've written seven true crime books: "A Warrant to Kill," is on Houston's Kent McGowen case, that of a murderous deputy and the woman he terrorized. Next came "She Wanted It All," on Austin's incredible Celeste Beard case. It's hard to beat that one for twists and turns!

2007 introduced "Die My Love." It's an account of the Piper Rountree case, that of a Houston attorney and her professor ex-husband, Fred Jablin. The book is a fascinating, in-depth look at a train-wreck marriage that ended in a tragic murder.

June 2008 debuted "A Descent into Hell," on Austin's bizarre Colton Pitonyak case. Then, that November, "Evil Beside Her," a rerelease of "The Rapist's Wife," my first book, with a new title, cover, photos and an update. In 2010, "Shattered" hit bookstores, an account of the tragic case of Belinda Temple, a young mother murdered by her football star husband. And in 2012 the true crime book was "Deadly Little Secrets," on the sensational Matt Baker case out of Waco.

My foray into fiction began in 2009 with the birth of a mystery series featuring Texas Ranger Sarah Armstrong, a single mom, investigator and profiler. The series started with "Singularity," followed by "Blood Lines," and "The Killing Storm." All the books have garnered stellar reviews, and the third was named a best book of 2010 by Library Journal.

There's been little publicity for any of my work, so it's all word-of-mouth. Yet that's carried "A Warrant to Kill" into a ninth printing and "She Wanted It All" into a seventh. "The Killing Storm" was only out for a few months when it went into a third printing. Truly remarkable!

The credit goes to all of you who read the books and recommend them to friends and family. Keep up the good work! Spread the word! It's appreciated!

I'm not sure how often I'll check in here, but you can always peruse my Website: kathryncasey.com, to keep abreast of upcoming events and new books. While you're on the site, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. And email me at kc@kathryncasey.com. I'll look forward to it!

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Best Sellers

    • 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 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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

    • 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 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    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 132 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 115
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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

    • 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 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    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 90 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 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    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 30 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 92 ratings

    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 276
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 251

    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 276 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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 Anonymous User on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Singularity

    • A Sarah Armstrong Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Profiler Sarah Armstrong knows what it's like to be in a sticky situation....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Recorded in a basement

    • By Allison on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • The Killing Storm

    • A Sarah Armstrong Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    On a quiet afternoon in the park, four-year-old Joey plays in the sandbox, when a stranger approaches looking for his puppy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kathryn Casey Sarah Armstrong great listen!

    • By CherylAnn on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $19.95

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