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Kathrine Kristine Beck (born 1950), known mainly by her pen name of K. K. Beck, is an American novelist. She has written over a dozen books, some of which were part of the Iris Cooper novel series and the Jane da Silva novel series. Her novels were published between 1984 and 1999.

An early novel of hers, Death of a Prom Queen (1984) was written under the pen name of Marie Oliver. She wrote a series of other novels, under the name K. K. Beck, such as The Revenge of Kali-Ra in 1999. One of her most recent works, The Tell-Tale Tattoo and Other Stories (2002) is a collection of short stories.

She lives in Seattle, Washington, and was married to the crime-writer Michael Dibdin, who died in 2007.

K.K. Beck Book List
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The Revenge of the Kali-Ra
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Electric City by K.K. Beck

Amateur Night

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Amateur Night by K.K. Beck
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Beck, K.K. - Amateur Night (First Edition) Beck, K.K. | Amateur Night | First Edition Book

1993 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Beck, K.K. - Amateur Night (Signed First Edition) Beck, K.K. | Amateur Night | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1993 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Beck, K.K. - Electric City (First Edition) Beck, K.K. | Electric City | First Edition Book

1994 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Beck, K.K. - Hopeless Case, A (First Edition) Beck, K.K. | Hopeless Case, A | First Edition Book

1992 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, remainder marked.

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Beck, K.K. - Revenge of Kali-Ra, The (Advance Reading Copy) Beck, K.K. | Revenge of Kali-Ra, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy

1999 NY: Warner  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book  1999 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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K.K. Beck Bibliography


Workplace Mystery Series

  1. The Body in the Volvo - 1987
  2. The Body in the Cornflakes - 1992
  3. We Interrupt This Broadcast - 1997
  4. Tipping the Valet - 2015

Iris Cooper and Jack Clancy Mysteries

  1. Death in a Deck Chair - 1984
  2. Murder in a Mummy Case - 1986 San Francisco
  3. Peril Under the Palms - 1989 Hawaii

Jane Da Silva Mysteries

  1. A Hopeless Case - 1992
  2. Amateur Night - 1993
  3. Electric City - 1994
  4. Cold Smoked - 1995

Stand-Alone Novels

  • Death of a Prom King - 1984 (written as Marie Oliver)
  • Young Mrs. Cavendish and the Kaiserís Men - 1987
  • Unwanted Attentions - 1987
  • Without a Trace - 1988
  • Bad Neighbors - 1996
  • The Revenge of Kali-Ra - 1999
  • The Tell-Tale Tattoo and Other Stories - 2003

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