Welcome to the official site for Kathleen Heady, author of adult mysteries and Young Adult historical fantasy. Here you’ll find information about Kathleen’s novels, blog, and social media links.

New Release


n this fourth book in Kathleen Heady’s series featuring Nara Blake, the story takes us to a small Spanish town in the Pyrenees, where Nara and her now-husband Alex Collier travel to retrieve several notebooks that belonged to a British artist who died there during the Spanish Civil War. Nara and Alex have plans to meet the parish priest, who has possession of the notebooks, in the church during siesta. When they arrive at the church, they find that he has been killed by a vicious blow to the head. They soon learn there is a history of crime in the town going back many decades. But as they are caught up in the criminal investigation, they also learn of the strong ties of family and friendship that exist, even extending to Nara’s own family.

About Sacrifice

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Most of the story takes place high in the Pyrenees in Spain, in a small town with a long history of violence, crime, heartbreak, as well as strong family ties, faith, and loyalty.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Nara Blake makes her appearance once again with her now husband Alex Collier. Although Nara is struggling with questions about her purpose in life, she is strengthened by her relationship with Alex, her sister Lily, and new friends she meets in Spain.



The Gate House
Jewels in Time
Hotel Saint Clare
Lydia’s Story


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Found a Poem

Came across a poem I wrote ten years ago. It was the year I went back with my brothers to the Illinois farm where we grew up. We have all traveled so far since then, but some elements provide continuity — like water. My Thoughts on Water The pond behind the barn where I caughtContinue reading “Found a Poem”

Bookstores and More Bookstores

In the infamous year of 2020, I had a plan to visit a new bookstore or library each month. January and February went great. In January, I participated in a book festival at McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro, North Carolina. In February, I was in Los Angeles visiting family and visited the Hawthorne Public Library andContinue reading “Bookstores and More Bookstores”

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