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 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    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 142 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • 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 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    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 98 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 123
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • 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 51
    • 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

    • 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 281
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    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 281 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Murder, I Write

    • True Tales of Jealousy, Betrayal, and Revenge
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    A small town, East Texas love triangle ends in a brutal execution. A teenage girl guns down her loving mother. These are just two of the cases explored in this exciting anthology....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderfully narrated

    • By cindy on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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 94 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Singularity

    • A Sarah Armstrong Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

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