Kathleen Kaska

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Growing up in West, Texas during the 1950s, my average-American parents and the nuns at St. Mary’s School instilled in me“good girl” values, leaving an indelible stamp on my character. For respite from this engrainment, I began writing my Sydney Lockhart Mystery Series—set in historic hotels during the fifties, of course—to say and do things I would “never try at home.”

My newest mystery, Run Dog Run, is the first book in my animal-rights mystery series. It was released in March 2017 by Black Opal Books. It is set in the Texas Hill Country and centered around the world of greyhound racing. It’s available in bookstores, on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble online.

I also write the Classic Triviography Mystery Series. My Alfred Hitchcock and Sherloc
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Kathleen Kaska All my Sydney Lockhart mysteries are set in historic hotels. I lived in Austin for many years and the Driskill Hotel is one of my favorites. Austin is…moreAll my Sydney Lockhart mysteries are set in historic hotels. I lived in Austin for many years and the Driskill Hotel is one of my favorites. Austin is also where Sydney lives, so it was just a matter of time before she investigated a murder in her city.(less)
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Murder at the Arlington

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Murder at the Luther (The S...

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If you’ve needed a start kick to start your novel or short story, begin with a question “What if?”  to yourself. For example, what if your main character received an email from a rich Raja in India, telling him that he’s been chosen to receive a bazillion dollars—and it was true? What would your character [...]


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Murder at the Luther (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 08, 2011 07:26PM
Description: My second mystery in the Sydney Lockhart was released in November 2010.
Murder at the Arlington (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: noir mystery
Goldfinches (Poetry)
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Description: free verse poem

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April 2019 Cozy Mystery Poll

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Which Cozy Mystery would you like to read in April?

She voted for: The Girls' Weekend Murder by Lynn McPherson
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The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane by Kathleen Kaska
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Marion Marchetto Hi Kathleen,
Thank you for friending me. After reading your profile it seems we have a bit in common. I, too, attended Catholic school in the 50s where I became that 'good girl'. Weren't the fifties a terrific era? Your Sydney Lockhart Mysteries look interesting. Going to check them out. Cheers! - Marion


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Tom Blubaugh Hi Kathleen,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends,

Blessings,

Tom


message 5: by Stacy

Stacy Juba Hi Kathleen, Thanks for adding me as a friend!


Kathleen Hey,

Maybe we can meet at a conference in the future.


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Beth Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads mystery author!


Kathleen I look forward to sharing books with you.
Kathleen
Mystery Author
"Murder at the Arlington"


Destiny Thank you so much for the friendship!

Destiny
Romantic Suspense Author
http://www.destinybooze.com


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