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Kathryn Casey

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A novelist and an award-winning journalist, Kathryn Casey is the creator of the Sarah Armstrong mystery series and the author of eleven highly acclaimed true crime books. Her first novel, SINGULARITY, was one of Booklist’s best crime novel debuts of that year, and Library Journal chose the third, THE KILLING STORM, as one of the year's best mysteries.

Her most recent true crime book, IN PLAIN SIGHT, is an in-depth account of the infamous Kaufman County prosecutor murders, a trio of killings that shocked the nation. Casey is the only journalist to have interviewed the two killers. Her book DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS was the basis of a Lifetime movie.

True crime matriarch Ann Rule has called Casey “one of the best in the true crime genre.” NY Tim
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Kathryn Casey I'm currently working on two true crime books. The first is on Houston's Ana Trujillo case, one the press dubbed The Stiletto Murder. Ana is convicted…moreI'm currently working on two true crime books. The first is on Houston's Ana Trujillo case, one the press dubbed The Stiletto Murder. Ana is convicted of murdering Stefan Andersson, a brilliant scientist, a medical researcher, by pummeling him with her high heel. I've uncovered evidence that much more was going on in this case than was ever revealed in the intense media coverage.

The second book I'm working on made national, front-page headlines, the Kaufman County, Texas, murders of a district attorney, his wife, and the top prosecutor. It's a strange case of revenge with tragic results. Eric Williams, a justice of the peace, and his wife, Kim, have been convicted in the killings. (less)
Kathryn Casey Sometimes I think the cases I write about pick me; they literally seem to jump out at me from my morning newspaper. I specialize in Texas, my home…moreSometimes I think the cases I write about pick me; they literally seem to jump out at me from my morning newspaper. I specialize in Texas, my home state. It's an amazing place to be a true crime writer. Texans live big and bold, we're brash, and the crimes mirror that. Sadly, there's never a shortage of incredible murders in Texas. I look for cases I care about, the ones I feel compelled to understand. I want to know who the people are, what brought them together, and what led to the tragedy that ended a life. I look for a case with an interesting investigation, lots of twists and turns, like a good mystery novel. In the end, the plots are often so extraordinary, at times even bizarre, that I couldn't write them as fiction. No one would believe them. Yet, they're real. (less)
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IN PLAIN SIGHT: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders

Today's the day. More than three years in the making, IN PLAIN SIGHT hits brick-and-mortar and Internet booksellers. This is such a fascinating case, I'm struggling with where to begin.


 


Let's start where I did, when I first heard about the case. In January 2013, I was home working on my last book, POSSESSED, when my husband shouted at me to come to the living room. Something big had happened, and news re.../>

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