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Becca Reynolds is having a bad day. Her grandfather’s lecture (#405: Eat a Healthy Diet or Die Not Trying) makes her late for her job at Daley and Palmer, the psychiatrist’s office where she works as the office manager—her title, not theirs. Then her sausage and egg breakfast biscuit creates an oil slick that takes out half her desk, along with that day’s patient files. But she knows the day has taken a really bad turn when she discovers the firm’s eight o’clock patient dead with Dr. Dick Daley’s letter opener opening the patient instead of the mail.

With the fledgling firm in danger of an early demise, Becca appoints herself the unofficial investigator since the police seem to be looking in all the wrong places and doing a half-assed job of solving the crime. She begins a journey to find the killer, keep the practice afloat and with it, her job. In the course of her interfere—er, investigation—she finds a virtual cast of characters who could have done it, including the fancy side piece of the murder victim, his wife, his business partner, and even his psychiatrist.

The case takes Becca from the sordid depths of the Russian mob, to the upscale West End of Richmond, Virginia (known locally as River City), and even to her own backyard. In the course of the story she finds herself in hot water, hot danger, and with dreams of hot men

YOUR EIGHT O’CLOCK IS DEAD is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.


“I know people like the nutty-but-adorable characters in this book. In fact, I could be related to them. Becca’s antics kept me chuckling which each page I turned. The mystery, the hunky romantic interest(s), and the community of quirky characters were interesting and kept me wondering which way the story would go next. All in all, a most pleasurable way to spend a rainy afternoon.” –Carolyn Greene

“This fast-paced, incredibly funny murder mystery will have you in stitches from the opening scene. Even better are those moments of tenderness and romance that are often lacking in mysteries. Add in unforgettable and endearing characters–from Becca, the adorable, nutty protagonist, to her rule-creating, interfering grandfather, to the hysterical cat, Higgins. All add up to one of the best books I’ve read in a long time, and a series you’ll want to return to again and again. Don’t hesitate to download this one! Then sit back and indulge in an enjoyable evening of murderous mayhem.” –Day T. Smith


A notorious daydreamer, Kat knew it was only a matter of time before she became a writer. She learned to read by age four and had her first library card before her fifth birthday. To this day, she can lose herself for hours among the books at her local library or neighborhood bookstore. We won’t even talk about the time she spends online browsing and buying books.

Making the leap from reading to making up stories, Kat has entertained friends and family almost all of her life with the stories and characters that play in her mind.

For over a decade Kat worked in mental health in various capacities including office manager, crisis interventionist, and public relations liaison.

Her passion is writing and telling stories to entertain and make people laugh.

Kat lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and their cranky tuxedo cat.