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 1,636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

    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

    • 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 969
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727

    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

    • The Weekenders

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,629

    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

    • Savannah Blues

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705

    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

    • Ladies' Night

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,002

    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

    • Save the Date

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 981
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 879

    A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime - one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Every single character was annoying

    • By AndreaJane on 07-29-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 1,112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 984
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 988

    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

    • Savannah Breeze

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 266

    Southern belle BeBe Loudermilk has lost all her worldly possessions, thanks to a brief but disastrous relationship....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dissapointing

    • By Angelique on 06-08-09

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Spring Fever

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 561

    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

    • Summer Rental

    • By: Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 796
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 643
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 638

    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

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