Mary Kay Andrews
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Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Beach Town, Save the Date, Christmas Bliss, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, and Summer Rental, all from St. Martin's Press, as well as Savannah Breeze, Blue Christmas Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies and Savannah Blues, all HarperPerennial. On May 17, 2016, St. Martin's Press will release her 24th novel, THE WEEKENDERS

A former reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, originally under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. The Callahan mysteries have recently been re-released by HarperPerennial, as Mary Kay Andrews writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck.

A native of St. Petersburg, FL (and a diplomate of the Maas Bros. Department Store School of Charm), she started her professional journalism career in Savannah, GA, where she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

As a lifelong "junker" the author claims to know the location of every promising thrift store, flea market and junkpile in the southeastern United States, plus many parts of Ohio.

She has a B.A. in newspaper journalism from The University of Georgia (go Dawgs!), and is a frequent lecturer and writing teacher at workshops and book festivals.

Married to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of two grown children and a proud grandmother. When not on book tour, she divides her time between Atlanta and her two beach cottages on Tybee Island GA.

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Best Sellers

    • The High Tide Club

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

    When 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall a good story but...

    • By RocketDog on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Christmas Bliss

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    There's trouble afoot - and it's heading toward Weezie. Seems BeBe’s been holding a big secret back that would make Santa’s reindeer stop dead in their tracks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable - but not one of Mary Kay Andrews' best

    • By B. C. French on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Blue Christmas

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 193

    It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to deck out her shop for the Savannah historical district decorating contest, which she intends to win....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The jury is still out...

    • By Summer on 10-22-09

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Savannah Blues

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 792
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723

    Eloise Foley, known to her friends as Weezie, has been through the divorce from hell. Her ex-husband Tal (aka Talmadge Evans III) was awarded their house in Savannah's historic district....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great long read to thoroughly enjoy

    • By Jae on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $23.62

    • The Weekenders

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,658

    Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends - and it's something they look forward to all week long....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your weekend

    • By jbee on 07-04-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Spring Fever

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 639
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 568

    In Spring Fever, the New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still funny, interesting characters, laughs

    • By Sharon on 06-14-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Midnight Clear

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    Callahan Garrity and the outrageous band of "girls" in her Atlanta cleaning crew join together during the Christmas....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Is it Christmas?

    • By Susan on 12-08-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Every Crooked Nanny

    • A Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 996
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,000

    After 10 years of cleaning up the dirt on Atlanta's streets, Callahan Garrity is trading in her badge for a broom and a staff of house cleaners....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For light entertainment - Also reviews explained

    • By Chicago Laura on 07-05-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Fixer Upper

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762

    After a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Listening

    • By Karen M. McGrady on 09-01-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Ladies' Night

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,020

    Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Man I thought my divorce was the worst!

    • By Steve Landeau on 06-09-13

    Regular price: $37.79

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