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Kathleen Kent

Biography

Kathleen Kent

Kathleen Kent, a national bestselling author and a tenth-generation descendent of Martha Carrier, hanged as a witch in Salem in 1692, was awarded the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction. In her first book, The Heretic's Daughter, which has been published in over a dozen countries, she paints a haunting portrait of Puritan New England and one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution. Her second novel, The Traitor's Wife, chronicles the life of Thomas Carrier, Martha's husband, who was a soldier for Cromwell and was, some believe, one of the executioners of King Charles I of England.

Kathleen Kent

Books by Kathleen Kent

by Kathleen Kent - Western

After escaping the Texas brothel where she'd been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover, who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing rumors of a pirate's buried treasure. Meanwhile, Nate Cannon is on the hunt for a ruthless killer named McGill who has claimed the lives of men, women, and even children across the frontier. Who --- if anyone --- will survive when their paths finally cross?

by Kathleen Kent

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.