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Author Amanda Kyle Williams writes contemporary crime novels, that have been translated into nine languages. She has worked in many different jobs; some include: sales rep, property manager, courier, commercial embroiderer, house painter, vice president of manufacturing at a textile mill in North Georgia, and owned Latch Key Pets (a business whose services included pet sitting and dog walking). She was also a court appointed process server and worked at a private investigative firm in Atlanta on their surveillance operations.
She was born in the city of Norfolk, Virginia in the year 1957; she spent her childhood living in the states of Georgia and Colorado. In Decatur, Georgia, she made her home, after remaining there as an adult. She identifies herself as a Southerner.
Amanda Kyle Williams writes the “Keye Street” series and the “Madison McGuire” series. Her Keye Street character was based off her Chinese niece, she has, like Keye Street, white parents from the south.
She has been shortlisted for both the Shamus Award for best first private investigator novel by Private Eye Writers of America and the Townsend Prize for Fiction for “A Stranger You Seek” in the year 2012. Both “The Stranger You Seek” and “The Stranger in the Room” made best of lists for the years they were released.
Fiction, Thrillers, General, Suspense, Mystery & Detective, Private Investigator
“[Amanda Kyle Williams] keeps the suspense taut and the humor snarky, with an ending that will have you slapping your foreheard over clues you missed.”— *The Atlanta Journal-Constitution*
In the sweltering heat of an Atlanta summer, a killer is pushing the city to its breaking point, preying on the unsuspecting, writing taunting letters to the media, promising more death. Desperate to stop the Wishbone Killer, A.P.D. lieutenant Aaron Rauser turns to the one person he knows can penetrate a deranged mind: Keye Street, an ex–FBI profiler and former addict who now picks up jobs where she can get them. But the last thing Keye wants is to be pulled into the firestorm of Atlanta’s worst nightmare. And then it suddenly becomes clear that the hunter has become the hunted—and the stranger she seeks is far closer than she ever dared imagine.
“The best fictional female P.I. since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone. And with its shocking triple-twist climax, this is the best private eye debut since Dennis Lehane’s A Drink Before the War.” — *The Plain Dealer
“A creepy, suspenseful, breathtaking ride . . . [Keye] Street is a unique and worthy addition to the rich tradition of damaged and tough private detectives.” *—Associated Press
“An explosive, unpredictable, and psychologically complex thriller.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The books in suggested reading order:
The Stranger You Seek
Stranger in the Room
Don’t Talk to Strangers