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Kathleen Kent’s fourth book, titled THE DIME, is both an Edgar-nominated and a Nero-nominated contemporary crime novel set in Dallas, based on a short story published in the crime anthology, Dallas Noir. The New York Times picked The Dime as one of their “Latest and Greatest” in crime fiction, March 2017. Kirkus starred review says, “Kent’s detective is Sam Spade reincarnated as a brilliant modern woman.”  Ms. Kent is also the author of three bestselling historical novels, THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER—recipient of the David J. Langum Sr. award for American historical fiction—THE TRAITOR’S WIFE, and THE OUTCASTS, which was the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2014 top choice for Historical Fiction, as well as the recipient of a Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western fiction. The author lives in Dallas.
*** Coming February 11, 2020, the explosive sequel to THE DIME… THE BURN 
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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