After teaching elementary school for several years, Cathy Vasas-Brown's thoughts drifted to murder and in 2001, her first novel, Every Wickedness was published by Doubleday Canada. It was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel and had people who take blood thinners very worried. Cathy's second thriller, Some Reason in Madness, was published in 2004.
Critics have claimed that Cathy "writes a slick, straightforward tale" with a "sinuous plot as her stories gallop to a climax." Though Cathy has been described as a writer who "shows a talent for great gore," she has a very soft spot for animals (and she like people, too). She spends quality time with her two cats, Spike and Arthur, and she misses the company of the four felines no longer with her--Sherlock, Watson, Moriarty and Holmes.
When not writing, she enjoys traveling, in-line skating, playing cards, cooking and going to concerts. She has been known to dance as if no one is watching. Cathy credits her lat father with giving her a love of music and puzzles; her late mother blessed her with an appreciation for nature and the gift of storytelling. Cathy's husband, Al, gets an A-plus for simply best the best partner on life's exciting journey.
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Sympathy for the Devil
Waitress Susan Merrick awakens in the hospital, the victim of a savage beating, to discover her seven-year-old daughter, has vanished.
Lieutenant Carolyn Latham must piece together the connection between a murder in Alberta, the death of an Oregon college student, and the disappearance of Abby Merrick, before a most devious villain strikes again
Yoshitomo Tagawa is hikikomori, living in reverse, completely withdrawn from society. He should be safe from the Monitor, an Internet predator who compels depressed and disillusioned people into forming suicide pacts. But the Monitor's tentacles are far-reaching, and it becomes up to Lieutenant Carolyn Latham to unmask and bring down a diabolical killer before he claims another group of victims.
Safe as Churches
Safe as Churches is a gripping tale of a malevolent killer stalking women who work the phone sex lines and how one woman's dark past returns to haunt her. A breakaway religious sect, a killer's relentless pursuit of his fantasy woman and too many secrets collide in a nail-biting finale in the Pacific Northwest.
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