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


Featured Posts

Not Just a Book Review

There are many reasons to choose a novel to read. It may be for purely entertainment, to immerse oneself in an historical time period or a journey into the future. I choose books for all of those reasons and more. I have been thinking recently about how novels can inform about issues of the day,Continue reading “Not Just a Book Review”

Can You Go Home Again?

Came across these photos and a poem I wrote after my visit back to my home town in Illinois in 2011. A bittersweet journey. A barn built to last one hundred years. Rusty now. But the only farm building left standing. Everything else is corn fields. Hay bales still crowd the loft, a place aContinue reading “Can You Go Home Again?”

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