CAROLE KENNEDY writes under her Irish name, C. S. O’Cinneide (oh-ki-nay-da). In virtually every fiction piece she writes somebody dies. Not surprisingly, she hosts a book blog titled She Kills Lit, featuring women writers of thriller and noir.
Her debut novel, Petra’s Ghost was published by Dundurn Press in July 2019. It is described as literary by her editor, but more than one person dies, so make your own assessment. Petra's Ghost was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards. The same year, the Toronto Star selected it as one of the "summer's best horror books."
Her most recent novel, The Starr Sting Scale is the first book in a tongue-in-cheek crime series also published by Dundurn. Candace Starr, the main character is a six foot three, hard drinking hitwoman who knows she’s not literary. Kirkus reviews calls her "a tough, deadly type who just might surprise you."
Carole lives in downtown Guelph with her Irish husband who remains her muse but who has not yet died.
Petra’s Ghost (Dundurn, July 2019)
The Starr Sting Scale (Dundurn, February 2020)