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. I garnered interviews from both killers for the book, a first.

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

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    • WELL DONE STORY IN A DECLINING GENRE

    • By The Louligan 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 295 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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
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    The day before Halloween 2004 was the last day on Earth for respected, well-liked college professor Fred Jablin....

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    • 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 105 ratings

    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
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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....

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    • 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 106 ratings

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

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    • By Jerrilynn on 01-24-15

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    • 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
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    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 154 ratings

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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
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    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....

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    • Not my cup of tea.

    • By Sharon on 08-14-13

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Found this book boring

    • By barb on 02-06-18

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    • The Killing Storm

    • A Sarah Armstrong Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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    On a quiet afternoon in the park, four-year-old Joey plays in the sandbox, when a stranger approaches looking for his puppy....

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    • By CherylAnn on 03-13-14

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    • Possessed

    • The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder
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    • Narrated by: Heather Auden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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    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

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    • The Buried

    • Sarah Armstrong Mysteries, Book 4
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    • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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    Hidden in the shadows of an East Texas pine forest, a man and a woman watch worshippers file out of a church. The man lights a match, and flames erupt, climbing the thirsty clapboard walls as the pastor trapped inside pleads for divine intervention and human help that never comes.... 

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