Press Kit

Kathy Bennett is no stranger to murder and mayhem. After twenty-nine with the Los Angeles Police Department – eight as a civilian employee and twenty-one years as a sworn police officer, this retired cop’s authentic crime experience results in arresting stories.

As a police officer, most of Kathy’s career was spent working patrol in a black and white police car. Prior to retirement, Kathy was assigned as a senior lead officer, with approximately five square miles in the City of Los Angeles as her responsibility. Kathy also served as a firearms instructor at the LAPD Police Academy, a crime analyst in the ‘War Room’, a field-training officer, and worked undercover in various assignments. She was named Officer of the Year in 1997.

Kathy writes the popular LAPD Detective Maddie Divine series. A Deadly Blessing, the first book in the series, was chosen as a Best Book of 2012 by Barnes and Noble. A Deadly Beauty is the fourth book in the series and she is hard at work on the next Maddie Divine story. Kathy also has a standalone book, A Dozen Deadly Roses, a romantic suspense story that became a bestselling e-book.

Kathy's husband is also a retired LAPD officer. They have one daughter and two grandchildren. She likes to go hiking with husband and their two Labrador retrievers, incorporating photography into many of their adventures.