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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia A. Guthrie  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Romance

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Guthrie recently retired from teaching music in the Chicago inner city, Pat lives in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Guthrie is an author, dog obedience trainer, horse lover and former singer-music teacher. She started writing seriously after she retired from teaching. After having several short stories published in Skyline Literary Magazine, Pat's first novel "In the Arms of the Enemy" was released by Light Sword Publishing in September 2007. She has been influenced by Agatha Christie and the classic mysteries and transitioned into romance novels. Through that, she discovered romantic suspense.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Waterlilies Over My Grave
ISBN: 0981765432

LSP Digital. 2008

A woman flees from New York City, trying to escape her psychotic ex-husband only to find he's followed her with deadly intentions. After a nasty divorce, Psychologist, Annabelle O'Brien moves across country to take a job in the resort town of Lake Nager. But, when her ex-husband psychotic psychiatrist, Duncan Byrne, follows her with deadly intentions, she must turn to a burn-out and hostile Detective, Mark Driscoll, who she's recommended take a mandatory vacation. To the horror of both, he's assigned to protect her. After a series of attacks threaten her and two ladies who resemble Annie are murdered, a town is held hostage with fear, and Mark and Annie must work together to catch the killer before he catches them. Water Lilies Over My Grave is a psychological suspense novel about relationships good ones, bad ones and obsessive ones. YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE

In the Arms of the Enemy
ISBN: 0979203082

LSP. 2007

Convinced that his father was murdered, with no support from Law Enforcement, Adam Blakey goes Undercover convinced that the trainer's assistant Maggie McGregor is guilty. Determined to never train again, Maggie has returned home to work with her father and try to find some peace outside of the tumultuous world of horse racing. When Adam comes to the ranch with his horse, Maggie's instant attraction to him is both disturbing and dangerous. Drowning in deception and mystery, Maggie and Adam must work to reveal the killer and find the details of an insurance scam that could rock horseracing and bring the killer right to them.

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