Kathryn Lilley


Southern California

United States

Profile Information:

Southern California, by the beach
About Me:
As a pre-teen, I had two passions: Nancy Drew mysteries and Pralines ’n Cream ice cream. So it was perhaps inevitable that I grew up to write a series called the Fat City Mysteries.

My stories are set in Durham, North Carolina, the self-proclaimed “Diet Capital of the World.” And like my journalist sleuth, Kate Gallagher, I understand the Battle of the Bulge all too well. I once lost 90 pounds to land a job on camera as a TV reporter. And even today, I avoid the street that goes past 31 Flavors.

The first book in the Fat City Mysteries series is Dying to Be Thin, was published in October 2007 by Signet/Obsidian. It’s a story about dieting, sex and murder set in a residential diet clinic (read: “fat farm”). In this clinic, the only things more dangerous than the food are the fondue forks…
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Editor
Books And Authors I Like:
Currently I'm on a Stephen King kick.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Vertigo, Rear Window, The Sixth Sense, CSI Miami

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  • Sheri Fresonke Harper

    I hope you have a merry Christmas and happy holiday season :) Sheri
  • cj forrest

    I found your video blog post on anorexia both informative and interesting. Thank you
  • David Ray Williams

    I'm glad to meet you as well. I read The Kill Zone daily and enjoy your posts. I'm new at this mystery writing business and find all the posts on TKZ extremely helpful. I'm looking forward to reading your books. They should arrive from Amazon this week. Have a great day!