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 1,117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

    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 Crazyhank on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Weekenders

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,509

    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 Jana Brown on 07-04-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ladies' Night

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 931

    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 JenniferandSteveLandeau on 06-09-13

    Regular price: $37.79

    • Summer Rental

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 757
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 603

    Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect fun summer reading!

    • By Sharon Brown on 06-21-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fixer Upper

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594

    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

    • Savannah Blues

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646

    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

    • Every Crooked Nanny

    • A Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,082
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 957
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 961

    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

    • Spring Fever

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 538

    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

    • Beach Town

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 635

    As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is on the verge of flaming out....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not The same Mary Kay Andrews I'm used to!

    • By Melissa F on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hissy Fit

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    Keeley Murdock's wedding to A.J. Jernigan should have been the social event of the season....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but a Southern narrator is better

    • By Taunya on 05-20-05

    Regular price: $10.26

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