Kathy Bennett Books in Order

The Kathy Bennett books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Kathy Bennett books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of LAPD Detective Maddie Divine Books

A Deadly Blessing

Bennett, Kathy 2012

Politics is a dirty business—but death is dirty, too.When LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is called to a private meeting with the mayor and the governor, her instincts kick into high alert. Young women are disappearing, but why all the political secrecy? And why are the kidnappers targeting girls close to the governor? Maddie throws herself into finding the answers—a good distraction from she and her husband working on their crumbling marriage.

But things are about to get worse—in more ways than one.When one girl is found dead and no one claims the grisly deed, the clock continues to tick, and Maddie is running out of time. If her suspicions are right, death isn’t the only thing the kidnapped girls have to fear—clues point to the involvement of a notorious sex-trafficker.

As the clues are revealed, Maddie and her partner set a trap. But with covert forces working against them, Maddie is ambushed, targeted before she uncovers the truth. Will anyone find her before it’s too late? Or will Maddie become the next victim?Authentic Crime…Arresting Stories told by a retired LAPD officer.

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A Deadly Justice

Bennett, Kathy 2013

She thought the past was put to rest— But now it’s back for vengeance.Detective Maddie Divine is back and paired up with fellow detective, Jade Donovan, to solve the brutal murder of a 16 year-old-girl. Why would someone kill an all-American girl? More importantly, has the serial rapist they’ve been searching for just become a murderer?  Could the girl’s family of hot-headed brothers have something to hide? Manipulation and deception meet Maddie and Jade at every turn as they question who has the motive to kill.

 While Maddie is trying to come to terms with the recent death of her husband, working with the police therapist before the guilt and anger she feels affects her job, Jade battles a vindictive sergeant who has an ax to grind against her. Twists and turns lead Maddie and Jade down a rabbit hole, intertwining Maddie’s past with the present.

All of these crimes are connected by a single thread, but can they figure it out before Maddie becomes the next victim? Authentic Crime…Arresting Stories told by a retired LAPD officer.

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A Deadly Denial

Bennett, Kathy 2014

A tangled web of lies—no one left to trust.Someone is killing cops. Detective Maddie Divine has been reunited with her former partner, Darius Cutter, and the pair are assigned to find the madman who is murdering officers at an alarming rate. When a patrolman from the department is killed and his wife—who is also a cop— is the number one suspect, Maddie and Darius find themselves deep in a deceptive labyrinth of lies.

Unfortunately, ladies’ man Darius is keeping secrets of his own that could taint the entire investigation. Extramarital affairs and witness tampering—not to mention Maddie's own personal secret weighing heavy on her mind. Is her dead husband trying to contact her from the grave? Or is she finally breaking down over the guilt of his death? As she pieces together clues from the murder, the body count rises, and Maddie knows she’s running out of time.

Because the next death could be closer than anyone could imagine.Authentic Crime…Arresting Stories told by a retired LAPD officer.

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A Deadly Prayer

Bennett, Kathy 2017

A botched robbery. One victim clinging to life. The suspect dead. Just another typical Monday night in Los Angeles.  LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is assigned to work with the Valley Bureau Homicide detectives on what seems like an open-and-shut case.

However, the investigation evolves into something far more sinister. Maddie teams up with fellow Detective, Gunner Ferrari to elicit facts amid secrets, deceit, and greed—all revolving around a charismatic preacher and his celebrated church.As the truth exposes an underbelly of loneliness, lust, and ambitious dreams, Maddie is required to focus on her training as a detective to survive a face-off with a master sinner.

Authentic Crime…Arresting Stories told by a retired LAPD officer.

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A Deadly Beauty

Bennett, Kathy 2018

A beauty pageant turned ugly…A local beauty contest is being terrorized with threats to the pageant officials and contestants. When one contestant is killed, and another contestant's mother goes missing, Detective Maddie Divine is drawn into the case.

But she has more on her plate than disappearances and death. Her elderly father-in-law suffers from dementia, and he’s been wandering away from home. An obsession turned deadly…As Maddie tries to deal with the guilt of placing him in a senior care center, the pageant attacks escalate.

She struggles to find the connection between all the crimes, and then, two more girls go missing. All dark avenues have to be explored, causing Maddie to traverse the drug trade, family relationships, stalking, and kidnapping. But can Maddie figure out who the true killer is before a young girl dies?

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A Deadly Blood Moon

Bennett, Kathy 2019

A desperate cop. A secretive stranger. A dark connection that could get them both killed…LAPD detective Maddie Divine tries to honor the memory of her fallen husband by fulfilling a promise she made to him and dedicates herself to care for his senile father.

Unfortunately, her career ambitions tend to clash with the reality of her solemn word. Just when she needs to lock down a high-profile homicide, Maddie receives an urgent call from the old man’s assisted living facility saying he’s vanished without a trace.

Swept up in a frantic search and rescue, she’s stunned to discover that savage criminals with a personal vendetta, targeted her fragile relative for abduction. And when a mysterious figure from his past shows up with an unbelievable story, she wonders what other dangerous secrets her in-laws kept hidden…Can Maddie unmask a deadly conspiracy before it claims her badge, and her loved one’s life?A Deadly Blood Moon is the latest pulse-pounding novel in A Deadly Thriller police procedural series.

If you like strong women, complex plots, and realistic action, then you’ll love Kathy Bennett’s riveting tale.Authentic Crime…Arresting Stories told by a retired LAPD Officer.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Dozen Deadly Roses

Bennett, Kathy 2011

Someone wants her dead—he had nothing to live for.Police officer Jade Donovan thought life was going well: a sweet four-year-old son, a good job, and a promotion in her future. But things have taken a dangerous turn. She’s being stalked. Hunted. Her predator delivers dead roses to Jade, each time the threats more descriptive, more terrifying.

Her one hope is to figure out who wants to kill her before the intimidations become a reality. And the only man she can trust to help is the one man she’s avoided. A man who can destroy her world.Former cop Mac Stryker lost everything years ago: his wife, his daughter, and his career, which he drowned with whiskey.

Now nearly five years sober, Mac is slowly rebuilding his life. He’s got his badge back and a newfound purpose: to help his partner find the man stalking and threatening her. It’s his job, yes—but there’s more. An attraction to Jade and her sweet son making Mac feel alive again.

But will a secret rock Mac’s tenuous hold on sobriety? When the stalker makes his final deadly strike, can Mac forget the past and save Jade and her son? Or will history repeat itself?Authentic Crime…Arresting Stories told by a retired LAPD officer.

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