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Kathleen Kent’s fifth book titled THE BURN, sequel to the Edgar-nominated THE DIME, is a contemporary crime novel set in Dallas. Kirkus gave The Burn a starred review, and The Washington Post writes, “Raymond Chandler praised Dashiell Hammett for taking crime fiction out of the drawing room and into the streets. With Betty Rhyzyk, Kathleen Kent brings those mean streets to life as excitingly as anybody has in years.” Ms. Kent is also the author of three bestselling, award-winning historical novels, The Heretic’s Daughter, The Traitor’s Wife, and The Outcasts. She has written short stories and essays for D Magazine, Texas Monthly and LitHub, and has been published in the crime/horror anthology Dallas Noir. In March 2020 she was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters for her contribution to Texas literature. The author lives in Dallas.
From the Author
When I was a child I loved epic, historical novels, and I read a lot of Dickens, Poe and James Michener.  Later, some of my favorite authors included Annie Dillard, Philip Meyer, Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy—authors who wrote about the American Heartland.    A few of my recent favorite novels include A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles,  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley, Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin, and Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. 


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