About the Author...
Katherine Fast is an award-winning author of over 25 short and flash fiction stories. She was a former contributing editor and compositor for six anthologies of New England crime stories. The Drinking Gourd is her debut novel.
In her prior corporate career, she worked with M.I.T. spin-off consulting companies, with an international training firm, and as a professional handwriting analyst.
She and her husband live in Massachusetts.
About the Book...
The Drinking Gourd (2022)
Church Street Under (2023)
News and Reviews...
For The Drinking Gourd
“A confident and compelling debut by an author to watch! Timely and thought-provoking, The Drinking Gourd combines a solid mystery with a riveting and brave look at the tensions of history, and the way the past haunts us--until we face it. Main character Casey Cavendish is tough and wonderful—and we root for her all the way. Do not miss this!” — Hank Phillippi Ryan. USA Today Bestselling Author of Her Perfect Life
"The Drinking Gourd resonates with vivid characters ensnared in a web of love, betrayal, and greed that roils just below the surface of a sleepy college town. Wrongly sent to prison for dealing cocaine, Casey, the hero-rebel-victim, fights to clear her name before she’s framed a second time, this time for murder. Fast, a fresh new voice in the crime fiction world, offers a twist on the damaged heroine and a powerful sense of place with echoes from the Underground Railroad.” — Kate Flora, award-winning author of the Joe Burgess series
“Two compelling characters, one an ex-con, the other a cop, take you on a wild ride as they untangle the mysteries that haunt the past, shatter the present, and threaten the future. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” — Barbara Ross, Author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries and the Jane Darrowfield Mysteries
For Church Street Under
“Fans of traditional mystery will love Church Street Under. A colorful cast of characters, a fearless heroine, and a superbly plotted story. Katherine Fast has done it again!” — Bruce Robert Coffin, Award-winning author of the Detective Byron mysteries
"Kat Fast writes with deft agility and a refreshing narrative style. Church Street Under plumbs the murky depths of a wealthy New England family’s dark past with a well-paced, focused directness that engages the reader from page one and never lets go." — Gerald Elias, author of the award-winning Daniel Jacobus mystery series