Foal Play


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$35.99  $33.47
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
5.8 X 8.6 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Kathryn O'Sullivan is a winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, an award-winning playwright and creator of the Western Web series Thurston, and a theatre professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She lives in Virginia with her husband, an award-winning director and cinematographer, and their rascally rescue cat, Oscar.


"The setting, unusual occupation of the protagonist, and the supporting cast of small-town characters all mesh nicely in this humor-laden, thoroughly absorbing cozy. Colleen is a strong, smart woman, similar in style to Arly Hanks in Joan Hess' series, and readers will look for more from her." --Booklist

"Smalltown hilarity buoys O'Sullivan's charming debut....Readers will enjoy the quirky supporting cast....The Outer Banks setting, home to wild mustangs, adds to the appeal." --Publishers Weekly

"Winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, this promising series debut cozy showcases a strong sense of place and a likable cast of characters. The author's gutsy amateur sleuth heroine shows great potential for future installments. This makes a nice pairing with fellow newcomer Susan M. Boyer's Lowcountry Boil." --Library Journal

"O'Sullivan's debut features pleasantly amusing characters." --Kirkus Reviews

"Kathryn O'Sullivan's debut is one of those books that keeps you up reading late into the night. Masterfully crafted, richly detailed, populated with a smart winning heroine and fascinating characters, Foal Play is a compulsively readable whodunit from a skilled new novelist. What a pleasure! Bravo!" --Jeffrey Stepakoff, author of Fireworks Over Toccoa and The Orchard

"What fun! Kathryn O'Sullivan's winning debut mystery is a light-hearted confection for traditional mystery readers to enjoy. This charming cozy offers an intriguing puzzle in a sweet seaside village and an unusual warm-hearted fire chief as heroine." --Linda Rodriguez, author of Every Last Secret

"A delicious romp of a mystery that sweeps you along for a wild roller-coaster ride. Filled with hilarious characters and a compelling heroine, Foal Play is an engaging read set in a modern-day 'Mayberry' with a twist of murder and suspense. Kathryn O'Sullivan is a promising new author to keep your eye on." --Carole Bellacera, author of Lily of the Springs

"Fast paced intrigue on the Outer Banks, introducing Colleen McCabe, a fire chief with a fondness for horses and a flare for solving murders." --Noreen Wald, author of the Kate Kennedy Senior Sleuth series