Books by Kathleen Valentine

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Hello, and welcome to my BookGorilla page. I'm very excited about being part of the BookGorilla's Author's Community. Starting in October some of my books will begin appearing on BookGorilla with special deals. I hope you will take advantage of them and let me know what you think. My stories vary from psychological horror to romantic suspense--always with a little bit of humor and a touch (or more) of romance. I look forward to this adventure.

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The Crazy Old Lady's Revenge: Beacon Hill Chronicles 2
by Kathleen Valentine
Novella (39k words) Psychological / horror - Beacon Hill Chronicles: Volume 2 Growing up in her grandparent's apartment in Boston's Theater District, Vivienne Lang spent much of her childhood in the Beacon Hill townhouse of her best friend, Mattie Thorndike. Then Vivienne's life was uprooted and, by the time she returned to Boston, she...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Crazy Old Lady Unleashed: Beacon Hill Chronicles 3
by Kathleen Valentine
Novel (60k words) Psychological horror / suspense, ghost / paranormal - Beacon Hill Chronicles: Volume 3: Two years have passed since the horrible events in the Thorndike brownstone on Beacon Hill. Viv and Joe are recovering. Mattie and Stan have Adam, the little son they both adore. But strange things are going on in GrammyLou's...
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Categories: All Horror
The Crazy Old Lady's Secret: Beacon Hill Chronicles 4
by Kathleen Valentine
Novel (90k words) Psychological / suspense - Beacon Hill Chronicles: Volume 4 - Return to Boston's Beacon Hill where the Thorndike mansion--the scene of imprisonment, murder, and hauntings--has been sold. Mattie and Stan are happy in their Cape Cod home. Viv and Joe have a new little daughter and their life in Boston's North End is good....
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Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter: Halcyon Beach Chronicles 1
by Kathleen Valentine
Novella (20k words) Psychological horror / suspense / ghost story – When Layla's professor husband has an opportunity to spend the winter at an old motel in a seaside amusement park resort, she reluctantly agrees to run the pub attached to it while he works on his book. The arcades, food stands, souvenir shops and tattoo parlors are...
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Categories: All Horror
The Old Mermaid's Tale: A Novel of the Great Lakes
by Kathleen Valentine
(Novel - 132k words. Love Story, Coming-of-Age, Historical - Paperback or eBook) In 1960 when Clair Wagner's friends are showing off their new bikinis at the local swimming hole and planning weddings, Clair is plotting her escape from her rural farm-community life. She is headed for college on the shores of Lake Erie with plans for the...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Volume 1 (Secrets of Marienstadt)
by Kathleen Valentine
Includes "The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall," a 2013 eFestival of Words  WINNER  for Best Short Story (Americana / humor - 43k words) Volume 1 contains the first three, complete stories from "The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt," a collection of stories all set in the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania...
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Categories: All Fantasy; All Historical Fiction; All Sex & Erotica
Arthur's Story: A Love Story (Brief Escapes)
by Kathleen Valentine
YA Novelette/Coming of Age (12k words): At the turn of the century thirteen year old Arthur is left alone in New York City to fend for himself. His resourcefulness, industry, and good fortune contribute to creating a future -- but so does a mysterious "guardian angel". This is a "quietly wonderful" (Clair Higgins, "Queer Bent for the...
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Each Angel Burns: A Novel
by Kathleen Valentine
(Novel - 123k words.  Contemporary Fiction/Suspense  - Paperback or eBook) ) In the latter part of the 19th century the Monastery of St. Gabriel the Archangel was built on a cliff overlooking the ocean on a peninsula in Maine. From its earliest days there were rumors of strange activity there --- tunnels through the cliff were...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Depraved Heart: A Novel
by Kathleen Valentine
(Novel: 135k words - Romantic suspense) - Growing up in Salem, Massachusetts, art curator Tempest Hobbs was surrounded by metaphysical practitioners but considers her own empathic powers a curse. The feelings that assault her became so terrible that she was confined to a psychiatric hospital. Upon her return home, badly shaken and weak...
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Categories: All Romance; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
The Christmas Daughter: A Marienstadt Story (Marienstadt Stories Book 2)
by Kathleen Valentine
Novel (70k words) Family Drama-- Return to Marienstadt! For readers who loved the Pennsylvania Dutch town of Marienstadt in Kathleen Valentine's "The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt", her new novel, "The Christmas Daughter", offers a welcome return. For those who have never visited Marienstadt, "The Christmas Daughter...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Fry Bacon. Add Onions: The Valentine Family & Friends Cookbook
by Kathleen Valentine
NOW INCLUDES INTERACTIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS. In this combination memoir and family cookbook blogger and novelist Kathleen Valentine combines 30 posts from her blog with nearly 400 recipes collected from family and friends. Growing up in a “mostly Pennsylvania Dutch” family she collected and recorded recipes from grandparents...
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Categories: Regional & International Cooking
The Reluctant Belsnickel of Opelt's Wood (Secrets of Marienstadt Book 9)
by Kathleen Valentine
Novella (23k words) – Folklore / Mythology / Romance – When Father Nicholas Bauer becomes the pastor of St. Walburga's in a rural Pennsylvania Dutch community he make it his mission to revive some of the Old World Traditions including Belsnickel. According to the local legend, Belsnickel was an old man who lived in the woods and...
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Categories: All Fantasy
The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Volume 2 (Secrets of Marienstadt)
by Kathleen Valentine
(Americana / drama / humor - 53k words) Volume 2 contains four complete stories from "The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt" that continue tales set in the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania Dutch community in the Allegheny Highlands. Featuring a rotating cast of characters including Oliver, Gretchen, and...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Ghosts of a Lighthouse in Autumn: Halcyon Beach Chronicles 2
by Kathleen Valentine
Novella (25k words) Psychological horror / suspense / ghost story – Return to Halcyon Beach where sixty years ago a notorious murder/suicide took place in the lighthouse. Artist Fleur Laighton moved to Halcyon Beach because it was a favorite vacation spot of her late father's and because her friend Darby finds a winter rental for her....
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Three Novels: The Old Mermaid's Tale, Each Angel Burns, Depraved Heart
by Kathleen Valentine
The Old Mermaid's Tale: A Novel of the Great Lakes (132k words - Coming-of-Age, Historical, Love Story) - Set against the background of the maritime and sea legends of the Great Lakes, The Old Mermaid's Tale weaves a love story of grand proportions - the story of Clair Wagner and the men she loves: Pio, a handsome young fisherman, Gary...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
My Last Romance and other passions
by Kathleen Valentine
In My Last Romance and other passions Kathleen Valentine spins eight beautifully told little tales of lovers from a broad variety of lifestyles and ages. Her powers of description and sensitive portraits are captivating. Each story is sensuous, and romantic in the most traditional sense of the word. This is a literary feast for those...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Mardi Gras Was Over: Three Love Stories
by Kathleen Valentine
Three Short Love Stories (12k words total): Mardi Gras Was Over - He arrived on a Harley one dark night and swept her off to Mardi Gras -- then off her feet. Now a lot of years have passed. The Mermaid Shawl - She moved to an island in the Great Lakes to heal from a loss. There she found two great loves -- the lace shawls she...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Cooking With Our Characters: Fifteen Recipes from Characters in Our Books
by Kathleen Valentine
Welcome to Cooking With Our Characters, irresistible recipes featured in bestselling novels by Kathleen Valentine, Patricia Sands and Christine Nolfi as well as personal favorites we’ve served to delighted family and friends for years. You’ll find fifteen scrumptious recipes with easy-to-follow directions that inspired scenes in The...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Slinky Silver Shrug (Knit Your Tail Off Book 5)
by Kathleen Valentine
Knitting Instruction Booklet: A perfect accessory for glamorous evening wear or the mother-of-the-bride when knit in luxury fiber, this shrug can also be knit in cotton for summer evenings or cashmere, alpaca, or wool for winter warmth. This shrug/arm-warmer is knit straight across from wrist opening to wrist opening. The piece is folded...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
The Monday Night Needlework & Murder Guild
by Kathleen Valentine
(Novella, 30k words – Crime/psychological) Over fifty years ago Miss Serena Pitts founded The Monday Night Needlework and Murder Guild in the town of Pitts Crossing, Massachusetts. Members got together every week to share cookies and gossip while they did their needlework and discussed the latest murder mysteries. But when an...
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Categories: All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Crazy Old Lady Omnibus (Beacon Hill Chronicles)
by Kathleen Valentine
All three volumes of The Crazy Old Lady Beacon Hill Chronicles in one volume. Volume 1 The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic Novelette (15k words) Psychological horror. - The townhouses on serene, elegant Beacon Hill in Boston are some of the most lavish and expensive in the country. When Stan and Mattie take up residence in the dark and...
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Categories: All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Volume 3 (Secrets of Marienstadt)
by Kathleen Valentine
(Cultural heritage / humor / ghost story / mystery - 62k words) Volume 3 contains the final four, complete stories from "The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt," a collection of stories set in the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania Dutch community in the Allegheny Highlands. Featuring a rotating cast of...
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Categories: All Fantasy; All Historical Fiction
The Pooling-On-Purpose Project (Knit Your Tail Off Book 1)
by Kathleen Valentine
Instruction Booklet: Knitters who love working with hand-painted yarn will welcome the projects in this booklet. Instead of avoiding pooling (colors "pooling" into one area on a garment), Kathleen Valentine, author of The Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties: Shawls, Cocoons & Wraps teaches techniques for forcing colors to pool. This booklet...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
Seaman's Scarves: Sculptural Stitches (Knit Your Tail Off)
by Kathleen Valentine
Seaman's Scarves have a long and distinguished history for knitters. In this booklet you will find information about the scarves and their history, sculptural stitches, Aran-style knitting, Guernsey-style knitting and two patterns with charts for a scarf in each of those two styles. This is Vol. 3 in Kathleen Valentine's  Knit Your...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
Romance, Crime, Good Food: The Kathleen Valentine Sampler: 2014 Revision
by Kathleen Valentine
From Kathleen Valentine, author of the Amazon Top Ten Bestselling horror/psychological thriller, “The Crazy Old Lady In The Attic”, this sampler contains four complete short stories, two essays from her Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook/memoir, plus eight recipes, and more. This collection introduces readers to a variety of characters of...
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The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall Omnibus : Secrets of Marienstadt (Marienstadt Stories Book 1)
by Kathleen Valentine
The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt, a novel in eleven stories, is set in the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania Dutch community in the Allegheny Highlands. Marienstadt's vibrant, versatile characters include Father Nick Bauer, the priest who wants to revive local heritage; handsome, sexy Chief of Police...
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Categories: All Fantasy; All Historical Fiction
Sumptuous Silk Bags: Learn Entrelac & More (Knit Your Tail Off Book 2)
by Kathleen Valentine
Instruction Booklet: Whether you are ready to work with silk or not the projects in this booklet can create beautiful bags that any knitter would be proud to make and share. The three bags are the Entrelac Silk Bag which teaches the techniques of entrelac, a form of modular knitting, the Recycled Silk Bag, a simple design (just knit and...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic: Beacon Hill Chronicles 1
by Kathleen Valentine
Novelette (15k words) Psychological horror / suspense - Beacon Hill Chronicles: Volume 1 The townhouses on serene, elegant Beacon Hill in Boston are some of the most lavish and expensive in the country. When Stan and Mattie take up residence in the dark and crumbling five-story house that Mattie grew up in, and has just inherited from...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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