Ally Carter’s “Perfect Scoundrels” & Rilla Askew’s “Kind of Kin”

When the family business is “world-class master thieves,” suspicion and caution are ways of life from the cradle onward.

When the family business is “world-class master thieves,” suspicion and caution are ways of life from the cradle onward. That makes it especially hard for light-fingered young skullduggeress Kat Bishop to believe that her wealthy boyfriend Hale has suddenly inherited control of a billion-dollar corporation – so while he leaves the looting life behind for an express elevator to the CEO’s office, she and her crew try to uncover the con that left Hale the beneficiary of his grandmother’s will and get him back on the wrong side of the law. Presenting “Perfect Scoundrels,” the third installment of Kat’s adventures penned by New York Times bestselling author, OSU grad and current Oklahoma resident Ally Carter; in stores nationwide February 5.



One of Oklahoma’s foremost authorial voices, Rilla Askew instills each of her award-winning novels with a sense of place that is often admiringly called Faulknerian, and excels in using a lens of fiction to focus on the very real social conflicts among whites, blacks and Native Americans that have shaped our state’s history. Her latest opus, the January release “Kind of Kin,” rockets forward into the present day and adds a fourth race to the uneasy mixture: a small town becomes a hotbed of resentment, political posturing and white-knuckled desperation when a minister follows the mandates of his personal and professional moral code by providing shelter for people in need …
and is arrested for violating rigid new laws against harboring undocumented immigrants.