Cathy Vasas-Brown

Biography

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.
In 2013, Vasas-Brown ventured into the world of independent publishing, and she released Safe as Churches, a grisly tale involving a diabolical villain who stalks women working in the phone-sex industry. It was selected as a top favorite on Indies Unlimited and introduced readers to a tenacious heroine, Carolyn Latham. This was followed by The Monitor, a dark tale about a manipulative puppet master who uses the Internet to cajole the depressed and disillusioned into forming suicide pacts. Sympathy for the Devil was released in early 2015, and When Churchyards Yawn in November that same year.
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).
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. Her joie de vivre has led her to hot-air ballooning in the Napa Valley, parasailing in Tahiti, riding the Olympic bobsled in Lake Placid, and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Cathy looks forward to many more adventures and to thrilling readers with her fertile, if somewhat twisted, imagination.

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Books

When Churchyards Yawn
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,480. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A serial arsonist preys on an Oregon village, and it's up to Lieutenant Carolyn Latham to ensure the safety of the community.As the investigation continues, Carolyn receives a series of e-mails taunting her to come and play in India, where atrocities are being committed at at alarming rate. Carolyn recognizes the malicious work of a persistent nemesis, and she prepares for the battle of her life.
Sympathy for the Devil
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,660. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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
The Monitor
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 108,090. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,020. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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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