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Courting Trouble

My new novel, Courting Trouble, is just out. I thought you might be interested in what inspired me to set a new series of novels in a law firm. Even though the books are, hopefully, funny and full of bawdy banter and juicy girl talk, each novel will have a crime to solve and a moral dilemma. The case I explore in the first novel, was inspired by a true life incident, but also by my own experiences with jury service and the justice system during which I realised that it is the way we try rape cases that is really on trial.

As an author, I believe poetic justice is the only true justice in the world. Keen to impale the rapists of this world on the end of my pen, I’ve set my new novel, “Courting Trouble”, in Britain’s first barrister/solicitor, mother-daughter, two person boutique feminist law firm which only champions women’s causes. I based the case in this first book of my law series on a true story. A Melbourne grandmother was so sure her raped grand daughter would not get justice in the courts, that she tracked the rapists down and shot them in the testicles.

Courting Trouble is published by Bantam. I do hope you’ll slip between my covers…

Read my full blog article on the true life incident that inspired me to write Courting Trouble.


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  1. Jenny Corr
    April 3, 2015 at 8:43 am · Reply

    Dear Kathy,

    Love your you and your work.If you are ever in Perth WA please come and visit us at The Karrakatta Club.It is the oldest women’s club in Australia and was established in 1894. We would love you to join us for lunch and talk about whatever you like maybe one of your books. You are very welcome to bring some books to sell at the Club.

    The ladies of Perth would love it.
    Regards Jenny Corr Contact me anytime on 0408653669

  2. Adrian Dunsmore
    July 7, 2015 at 5:04 am · Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    I’ve read a couple of your books now and really enjoy the stories, the witty presentation and the between the lines issues, many of which I’ve experienced first-hand. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.
    Adrian (Townsville, Australia) 🙂

  3. Lil Cheong
    November 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm · Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    Read your book and love it. Wish I’d written it, says all my feminist thoughts but eloquently! As a female engineer – about time. Looking forward to the sequel.
    Regards Lil Cheong (Melb Australia)

  4. Diane Packer
    September 5, 2016 at 12:10 am · Reply

    Hi Kathy .. Just read Courting trouble and loved it but have you written the sequel as I am dying to know what happens next?

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    September 6, 2016 at 4:35 am · Reply

    I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this
    site. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well.
    In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own,
    personal site now 😉

  6. Katie Moundoulas
    November 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm · Reply

    Hi Kathy
    I absolutely loved Courting Trouble! I could not put the book down. Favourite novel to date. I cannot wait for what comes next!

  7. Flick Bell
    April 11, 2017 at 7:38 am · Reply

    It was such a good book, I loved it. I just want a sequel. I’m a girl still in school and I love reading books like this. Thank you for writing stuff like this, it always make me happier reading books about strong women.

  8. Dr Virginia Marshall
    April 21, 2017 at 5:14 am · Reply

    Congratulations Kathy on your UOW award!
    Like you I left school at 16 and it couldn’t come soon enough.
    Writing is cathartic and I love it.
    Only a week ago I had the launch of my book (doctoral law thesis) “Overturning aqua nullius” on Aboriginal water rights and interests held at UOW. It was very empowering.
    Having four amazing children I experienced some of your personal challenges. Thank you for advocating that we are unique human beings and every one has the right to participate and contribute.

    Dr Virginia Marshall

  9. Sue Radford
    April 24, 2017 at 3:18 am · Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    My mum has read this and is look for the next books.
    Can you give the names of them please as very fustrated and wants to continue and finish the story.

    Many thanks

  10. jacinta
    August 28, 2017 at 9:35 am · Reply

    This book was great and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved it so much I was wondering if there would be a second book?

  11. jacinta
    August 28, 2017 at 9:38 am · Reply

    Or rather the name of the sequel and when it will come out?? Please let me know.

  12. Anonymus
    February 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm · Reply

    where is the sequel?

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