Books by Kathleen Kent

THE DIME by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing. Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman."
Kent (The Outcasts, 2013, etc.) introduces a tough and engaging new detective in this police thriller set in Dallas. Read full book review >
THE OUTCASTS by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A cinematic but refreshingly unsentimental take on the classic Western, starring a woman who is no romantic heroine, but a definite survivor."
After two novels re-imagining the history of her own New England ancestors (The Heretic's Daughter, 2008; The Traitor's Wife (originally entitled The Wolves of Andover, 2010)), Kent turns her attention to post-Civil War Texas, where law and morality are far more elastic. Read full book review >
THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2010

"Kent has more fun with the Londoners—Johnny Depp could play almost any of the baddies—than her somewhat morose ancestors, but she lovingly captures their daily grind and brings looming dangers, whether man or beast, to harrowing life."
In this prequel to The Heretic's Daughter (2008), Kent tells the fictionalized story of her ancestor Martha Carrier's courtship with her future husband years before she became a victim of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >
THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2008

"Serviceable, if unexciting, historical fiction with a feminist perspective."
A first-time novelist recreates her family's involvement in the Salem witch trials. Read full book review >