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Alma Katsu


Alma Katsu

Alma Katsu is the author of seven novels, most recently RED WIDOW, THE FERVOR, THE DEEP and THE HUNGER. Prior to the publication of her first novel, she had a 35-year career as a senior intelligence analyst for several U.S. agencies, including the CIA and NSA, as well as RAND. Katsu is a graduate of the master’s writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband.

Alma Katsu

Books by Alma Katsu

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

As World War II rages on, the threat has come to the home front. In a remote corner of Idaho, Meiko Briggs and her daughter, Aiko, are desperate to return home. Following Meiko's husband's enlistment as an air force pilot in the Pacific, Meiko and Aiko were taken from their home in Seattle and sent to one of the internment camps in the Midwest. Mother and daughter attempt to hold on to elements of their old life in the camp when a mysterious disease begins to spread among those interned. When a disconcerting team of doctors arrive, Meiko and Aiko team up with a newspaper reporter and widowed missionary to investigate. It becomes clear to them that something more sinister is afoot.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lyndsey Duncan, cast down and restless from a required home leave, has one thing keeping her going --- a second chance to prove herself at the agency. So when her former boss --- now Chief of the Russia Division, where Lyndsey was once a top handler in the Moscow Field Station --- recruits her to investigate a potential mole in the department after the exposure of three Russian assets, Lyndsey finds herself entrenched once again in fickle fields. Meanwhile, fellow agent Theresa Warner can't avoid the spotlight. She is the infamous "Red Widow," the wife of a former director mysteriously killed in the field. As Lyndsey uncovers a surprising connection to Theresa that could answer all of her questions, she unearths a terrifying web of secrets within the department, if only she is willing to unravel it.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Between mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, the guests of the Titanic have found themselves suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone. Several of them, including maid Annie Hebley, guest Mark Fletcher, and millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, are convinced there's something sinister --- almost otherwordly --- afoot. But before they can locate the source of the danger, disaster strikes. Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, goes to work as a nurse on the sixth sailing of the Britannic, newly refitted as a hospital ship. When she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier fighting in World War I, she is forced to reckon with the demons of her past --- as they both discover that the terror may not yet be over.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the isolated travelers to the brink of madness. Though they dream of what awaits them in the West, long-buried secrets begin to emerge, and dissent among them escalates to the point of murder and chaos. They cannot seem to escape tragedy...or the feelings that someone --- or something --- is stalking them. As members of the group begin to disappear, the survivors start to wonder if there really is something disturbing, and hungry, waiting for them in the mountains.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural Fiction

Alma Katsu’s The Taker trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion, bringing Lanore McIlvrae to a final encounter with Adair, her powerful nemesis. Dismayed by Adair’s otherworldly powers and afraid of his passionate temper, Lanore has run from him across time, even imprisoning him behind a wall for two centuries to save Jonathan, her eternal love. But instead of punishing her for her betrayal, Adair declared his love for Lanore once more and set her free.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Supernatural Fiction

THE RECKONING picks up where the first book in the Taker Trilogy left off --- with Lanny running away from Adair, the man who bestowed eternal life upon her. After escaping the small cell in which Lanny imprisoned him, Adair is now free and looking to exact revenge on Lanny, the woman he supposedly loves and has convinced himself he cannot live without.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction

A woman covered in blood with no obvious injuries is brought into the emergency room of a small hospital in Maine. Believing she may be in shock, the on-call doctor keeps her for observation. When she begins to tell the doctor about her life, it makes him wonder if what he’s hearing is true or an incredible tale woven by a potential murderer.