Kate Ross





Kate Ross


Born
June 21, 1956

Died
March 12, 1998

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Kate Ross, born Katherine Jean Ross, was an American mystery author who wrote four books set in Regency-era England about dandy Julian Kestrel. The novels in the series are Cut to the Quick (1994), which won the 1994 Gargoyle award for Best Historical Mystery, A Broken Vessel (1995), Whom the Gods Love (1996), and The Devil in Music (1997), which won the 1997 Agatha Award for Best Novel. The Lullaby Thief (1997), a short story featuring Kestrel, is included in the mystery anthology Crime Through Time, edited by Miriam Grace Monfredo and Sharan Newman. Ross was also a trial lawyer for the Boston law firm of Sullivan & Worcester and a graduate of Wellesley College and the Yale Law School. She died of cancer in 1998.

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Cut to the Quick (Julian Ke...

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“I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored.”
Kate Ross, Cut to the Quick

“You're much better than fireworks. They're all over in a moment, and you're going to stay for a fortnight. Besides, fireworks are noisy, and they make too much smoke.”
Kate Ross, Cut to the Quick

“He was not going to be dragged into other people´s business. He was going to plunge in headfirst.”
Kate Ross, Cut to the Quick

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