Kathleen Hale was born and raised in Wisconsin. She graduated from Harvard in 2010. This is her first novel.
"Can a murder mystery be funny? You betcha!" -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Hale nimbly manages a satisfying blend of chills, suspense, and laughs in this dark comedy." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Will make readers both cringe and chuckle...sweetly amusing...the last few pages are nail-biters" -- Publishers Weekly"A super-duper mystery...snort-inducingly funny, from start to finish." -- Booklist"Hale's story is pure fiction. It's also extremely funny. As the protagonist, Kippy Bushman, attempts to unravel the mystery of who killed her best friend, the reader is introduced to a cast of bizarre characters that turn what could be a grisly mystery into a darkly hilarious madcap romp." -- Newsweek