Kathleen Kent

We are thrilled to welcome back local author and great friend of the store Kathleen Kent with the latest book in her Detective Betty series THE PLEDGE. She'll be here on Thursday, November 18 at 6pm to discuss and sign copies of the book. See you there!

Purchase The Pledge below.


Things are looking up for Detective Betty Rhyzyk. She’s settled into a happy marriage and been promoted to Sergeant in the Dallas Police Department. But when a hostage stand-off puts her on the phone with legendary cartel leader The Knife, things take a turn. The Knife has heard a rival is making a play for the streets of Dallas—none other than Evangeline Roy. The matriarch of a ruthless cult, Evangeline also happens to hold a personal vendetta against Betty. So who better to draw Evangeline out of hiding? Betty’s got two weeks to catch her. Or else.

With Betty’s young charge Mary Grace already missing—having left her seven-month-old baby behind in Betty’s care—and the drug dealers of Dallas donning strange red wigs and delivering cryptic messages, Betty’s in a race for answers. With the clock ticking down, it will take everything she’s got to finally put an end to Evangeline’s reign of terror, and to keep her beloved Dallas—and her own family—safe at last.


Kathleen Kent is a New York Times bestselling author and a two-time Edgar Award Nominee for her contemporary crime novels, The Dime and The Burn. The Washington Post writes of the series, “Raymond Chandler praised Dashiell Hammett for taking crime fiction out of the drawing room and into the streets.  With Betty Rhyzyk, Kathleen Kent brings those mean streets to life as excitingly as anybody has in years.”  The third Det. Betty book, titled The Pledge, will be released Nov. 2021. Ms. Kent is also the author of three award-winning historical novels, The Heretic’s DaughterThe Traitor’s Wife, and The Outcasts.  She has written short stories and essays for D Magazine, Texas Monthly and LitHub, and has been published in the crime anthology Dallas Noir.   In March 2020 she was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters for her contribution to Texas literature.

Thursday, November 18th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 West Lovers Lane
#142
Dallas, TX 75209

The Pledge (Detective Betty)

By Kathleen Kent

ISBN: 9780316280457
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Published: 2021-11-16T05:00:00.319Z

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316280457
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Published: Mulholland Books - November 16th, 2021