Books by K.K. Beck

TIPPING THE VALET by K.K. Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Beck is back, and lovers of the antic, the manic, and the just plain off-the-wall will revel in her return."
Beck (We Interrupt This Broadcast, 1997, etc.) takes another mordant look at the underemployed in this tale of a car jockey who drives everyone crazy. Read full book review >
THE TELLTALE TATTOO by K.K. Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Stanford coed Iris Cooper has a knack for solving mysteries. Read full book review >

THE REVENGE OF KALI-RA by K.K. Beck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 1999

Valerian Ricardo, author of the fabulously trashy adventures of the beauteous Kali-Ra, Queen of Doom, died years ago—even the copyright on his Edgar Rice Burroughs—esque fantasies has lapsed—but they're back in the news again now that fairy godmother Nadia Wentworth, the bankable Hollywood star of the opulent bustline and limited vocabulary, has discovered them and decided that she was born to play the Queen of Doom. Read full book review >

WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST by K.K. Beck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 21, 1997

Beck takes a break from her overgalvanized Jane da Silva series (Cold Smoked, 1995, etc.) for a plunge into the even more frenetic world of KLEG-AM, Seattle's dying also-ran classical radio station. Read full book review >

COLD SMOKED by K.K. Beck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1995

Seattle's Jane da Silva (Electric City, 1994, etc.), one of the genre's ditzier sleuths, takes on her fourth ``hopeless case.'' This time, while working as a lounge singer at the Meade Hotel, site of an international seafood show and convention, Jane is called on for help by food-writer Carla Elroy, who has discovered the body of Marcia St. Read full book review >

ELECTRIC CITY by K.K. Beck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

Why would inoffensive Irene March of the Columbia Clipping Service have gone AWOL just a few days after her triumphant TV stint on Jeopardy! left her $20,000 richer? Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE CORNFLAKES by K.K. Beck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1992

The author is in a playful mood as she surveys the supermarket scene, specifically at Seattle's Galaxy Foods, where sweet, able assistant-manager Ted Constantino runs a tight shift despite interference and constant bickering from the Krogstads. Read full book review >

A HOPELESS CASE by K.K. Beck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1992

Here, the author moves away from her frequent 20's milieu (Peril Under the Palms, etc.) and into the life of one Jane da Silva, expatriate widow of a racing-car driver, brought back from Europe to her Seattle hometown by a legacy from her uncle Harold. Read full book review >