Killing Kate

Killing Kate

A Novel

Paperback - 2012
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Investigating a string of murders in which the killer is drawing chalk outlines of an angel around the victims, television reporter Riley Spartz is led by a local celebrity to an infamous cemetery monument in a case that creates conflicts with her boss and the authorities.

Simon and Schuster

Crime-solving means high ratings for Minnesota TV reporter Riley Spartz when she nails the culprit behindSilencing Sam (“Sexy, sinister.” —Linda Fairstein). But the stakes rise when Riley must piece together a serial killer’s murderous motive forKilling Kate.

Channel 3’s news director sends Riley on a dog rescue story sure to win over Minneapolis–St. Paul’s viewers. But when the Twin City’s latest murder victim is someone from Riley’s past, she can’t stay away. Kate Warner was her college roommate’s sister, and the killer’s signature—a chalk outline of a winged angel—links him to a string of homicides across the Midwest. Unearthing his agenda leads Riley to the legendary Black Angel statue in an Iowa cemetery—and may lead to a twisted trap designed just for her by the angel killer himself.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, 2012, c2011
Edition: 1st Pocket Star Books pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781439178027
Branch Call Number: Mystery Kramer Pbk
Characteristics: 423 p. ; 18 cm


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Pippi_L Feb 29, 2012

Library Journal called this a "nail-biting thriller with a gutsy heroine", and they were right. I'll have to try her first book Stalking Susan.

Oct 23, 2011


rlbecker Sep 01, 2011

This is another intense Riley Spartz murder mystery. We find out more about Riley's psyche and thought processes, essentially what makes her tick. I enjoyed how current media and society are brought into the story, such as people's reaction to animal cruelty. Riley proves herself up to the task of solving a bafflling mystery and defeating a deranged killer. She, however, loses a bit of herself when she shoots and kills the "angel of death". This is a first rate thriller. The ending left us with a cliffhanger regarding her personal life.


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