Katy Munger is an American writer best known for writing the Casey Jones mystery series. She has also written under the name Gallagher Gray (the Hubbert & Lil series mystery series) and is currently writing the Dead Detective series as Chaz McGee. All of these books are now available in e-book format.
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a former book reviewer for The Washington Post and was a founder of Tart Noir, a subgenre of crime fiction created in part by Munger, Sparkle Hayter, Laura Lippman, and Lauren Henderson.
She began her writing career as Gallagher Gray, writing four books in the Hubbert & Lil series in the 1990s. During the late '90s, she began the Casey Jones series and is now writing the Dead Detective series, under the pseudonym, Chaz McGee. Beginning in 2012, her Dead Detective series will begin appearing in hardback from Severn House publishers under her real name.
Books By Katy Munger:
Hubbert & Lil series (as Gallagher Gray)
* Hubbert & Lil: Partners In Crime (1991)
* A Cast Of Killers (1992)
* Death Of A Dream Maker (1995)
* Motive For Murder (1996)
Casey Jones series
* Legwork (1997)
* Out of Time (1998)
* Money to Burn (1999)
* Bad to the Bone (2000)
* Better Off Dead (2001)
* Bad Moon on the Rise (2009)
Dead Detective series (as Chaz McGee)
* Desolate Angel (2009)
* Angel Interrupted (2010)
Where to find Katy Munger online
A Motive For Murder
A Motive for Murder takes place within the ranks of the fictional Metropolitan Opera during its annual production of, you guessed it, The Nutcracker. When an infamous stage father's dead body swings across the stage and ruins a crucial scene on opening night, mayhem breaks out-- both within the Ballet's management ranks and in the city at large.
Death Of A Dream Maker
When the love of her life is killed on his way to see her after 25 years apart, Auntie Lil vows that she will find the killer. Afraid for his aunt's safety and frightened by her reaction to the death, T.S. agrees to help. Their search takes them back into the rough-and-tumble garment industry where Auntie Lil once plied her trade, and into a greedy family grown fat on their founder's success.
A Cast of Killers
Auntie Lil and T.S. enter the world of Hell's Kitchen, a NYC neighborhood where Broadway's chorus girls of yesteryear now stand in lines at local soup kitchens. When one of the former beauties is poisoned, Auntie Lil becomes obsessed with finding out the long-forgotten real name behind the victim's stage identity so the poor woman can be given a proper burial.
Partners In Crime
Writing as Gallagher Gray, this book by Katy Munger features amateur sleuths Auntie Lil and T.S. Hubbert investigating the death of a very proper partner at a private Wall Street bank -- the very bank where T.S. used to work. On his first day of retirement, T.S. is ordered back to work pronto to find out who would have the nerve to invade Sterling & Sterling's hallowed halls with murder in mind.
Better Off Dead
Casey investigate a series of rapes on the Duke University campus after she becomes embroiled in a nasty civil suit filed against a female client who has been the victim of a horrible crime. Traumatized by the experience, she can no longer set foot outside her home. Casey agrees to help find her tormentor and goes undercover as Duke’s sluttiest student ever to find the killer.
Bad To The Bone
Casey is begged to intervene in a nasty interracial divorce involving a child custody dispute but when a murder soon follows, she realizes that she has been set-up by a sociopathic client. When the investigation takes Casey to the Panhandle of Florida, she must confront some demons of her past that she thought were long dead and buried.
Money to Burn
When one of Casey's clients is killed on her watch, she vows to track down the murderer. Her search quickly takes her into the rarefied ranks of North Carolina's social elite, where her own dirt-poor childhood comes rushing back in a wave of self-doubt that adds fire to her considerable fury.
Out of Time
When Casey Jones takes the case of a woman on death row who has allegedly killed her cop husband and is due to die for her crime in four weeks time, shee sets herself at odds with her hometown police force and some of her most personal friends. When her investigation triggers a series of murders. Casey races to uncover the truth before more people die and before an innocent woman is put to death.
LEGWORK is the debut novel in Katy Munger's hilarious and acclaimed Casey Jones Mystery series. Casey is a big, bad bottled blonde who takes no prisoners as she delves into cases for those who are marginalized on the outskirts of society.
Bad Moon On The Rise
When a young basketball star and his drug-addicted mother disappear without a trace, the boy's ailing grandmother begs reluctant P.I. Casey Jones to find him before she dies. Bad Moon on the Rise brings back all the Casey Jones characters readers love so well, introduces a new love interest for Casey and reveals a life-changing secret about one of her most-loved friends.
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