Amanda Kyle Williams


Born
in Norfolk, Virginia
August 17, 1957

Died
August 31, 2018

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Amanda Kyle Williams was an American crime writer best known for her Keye Street series that are psychologically complex thrillers. In 2013 The Stranger You Seek was shortlisted for the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award. She also wrote the Madison McGuire series.

Williams spent her childhood between Colorado and Georgia. She began her writing career as a freelance writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. When she decided to experiment with writing crime fiction, she studied criminology to establish background knowledge, and worked with a private investigator firm in Atlanta.

Williams was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in February 2014. She died on August 31, 2018, in Decatur, Georgia.



Average rating: 3.92 · 6,958 ratings · 1,118 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Stranger You Seek (Keye...

3.79 avg rating — 3,567 ratings — published 2011 — 27 editions
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Stranger in the Room (Keye ...

3.96 avg rating — 1,736 ratings — published 2012 — 25 editions
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Don't Talk to Strangers (Ke...

4.15 avg rating — 1,523 ratings — published 2014 — 15 editions
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Club Twelve (Madison McGuir...

3.97 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1990
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The Providence File (Madiso...

4.17 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1991
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A Singular Spy (Madison McG...

3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1992
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The Spy in Question (Madiso...

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Keye Street (3 Book Series)

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“You learn to forgive (the South) for its narrow mind and growing pains because it has a huge heart. You forgive the stifling summers because the spring is lush and pastel sprinkled, because winter is merciful and brief, because corn bread and sweet tea and fried chicken are every bit as vital to a Sunday as getting dressed up for church, and because any southerner worth their salt says please and thank you. It's soft air and summer vines, pine woods and fat homegrown tomatoes. It's pulling the fruit right off a peach tree and letting the juice run down your chin. It's a closeted and profound appreciation for our neighbors in Alabama who bear the brunt of the Bubba jokes. The South gets in your blood and nose and skin bone-deep. I am less a part of the South than it is part of me. It's a romantic notion, being overcome by geography. But we are all a little starry-eyed down here. We're Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara and Rosa Parks all at once.”
Amanda Kyle Williams

“Sometimes you only get one chance at something. Sometimes that's a good thing too. When that door slams shut on the thing you couldn't live without, what happens next is when the read education begins. You have to figure out how to make some peace with it all, how to have an interior life you can live with. Digging down deep is really never a bad thing in the end, but it will flat-out kick your ass while it's happening.”
Amanda Kyle Williams, The Stranger You Seek

“Damn fool," Mother whispered, and covered her face with her hands. "It's not enough that he spells out Leon on the roof every year in Christmas lights. Now this!"
My father was dyslexic but would not admit it.”
Amanda Kyle Williams, The Stranger You Seek

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