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Kathryn O'Sullivan

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)

Meet Kathryn O'Sullivan, author of Foal Play, Murder on the Hoof, and her newest Neighing with Fire.

Neighing with Fire


Fire Chief Colleen McCabe is enjoying a quiet summer in the Outer Banks and a budding romance with Sheriff Bill Dorman. However, her peaceful start to the tourist season is shattered when a tropical storm blows through Corolla and unearths a body buried under a vacation home boardwalk. When callous land developer Denny Custis dies in a suspicious fire, Colleen has a hunch the two deaths are linked.

As she and Bill investigate, they discover that virtually everyone has had a beef or run-in with Denny and a motive for murder. When Pinky Salvatore becomes the primary suspect, Colleen is determined to clear his name. Despite his and Denny’s well-documented housing development rivalry, Colleen is convinced that the real killer is still out there.

While digging through an ever-widening list of suspects, Bill and Colleen become embroiled in a vicious battle between those committed to saving Corolla’s wild horses, those protecting the endangered piping plover shore bird, and a greedy tour company who would destroy their habitats.

Neighing with Fire is the third entry in Kathryn O’Sullivan’s cozy series known for its colorful characters, strong setting and thoroughly charming humor.

About Kathryn

Kathryn O'Sullivan's FOAL PLAY is a Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel winner. MURDER ON THE HOOF is the second book in the series set on North Carolina's Outer Banks and featuring Fire Chief Colleen McCabe and Corolla's wild horses. NEIGHING WITH FIRE, the third book, is a Pacific Book Review finalist. She is a playwright, co-exec producer/writer of the Western THURSTON ( and a professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She loves nature, especially the beach, and animals. She lives in Virginia with her husband, a director/cinematographer, and their rescue cat, Oscar. She is currently co-writing her first science fiction novel.

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