Cathi Stoler


Cathi Stoler was an award-winning advertising copywriter. TELLING LIES, her first mystery/suspense novel, takes on the subject of stolen Nazi art. Other novels in this series include KEEPING SECRETS, which delves into the subject of hidden identity, and, THE HARD WAY, a story of International diamond theft. She has also written several short stories including The Derringer Award Winner for Best Short Story, THE KALUKI KINGS OF QUEENS in the Sisters In Crime anthology. MURDER NEW YORK STYLE FAMILY MATTERS, and MAGDA, in MALFEASANCE OCCASIONAL: GIRL TROUBLE. Her novella, NICK OF TIME, features International gambler, Nick Donahue. Cathi has just completed a sequel, OUT OF TIME, as well as the first book in a new series, BAR NONE, A Murder On The Rocks Mystery. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and International Thrill Writers. You can contact Cathi at

Books By This Author

“It's great to read a contemporary mystery with two strong female leads who are friends without being sidekicks to one another. Cathi Stoler writes about the problems faced by modern women sympathetically, but in a way that also reminds us that certain dilemmas are timeless. The burgeoning love triangle between Laurel, Matt and Aaron, for example, is echoed in Helen's navigation of her own tricky relationships with Mike and Joe. The romances are just as colorful as the mysteries unraveled here, and just as satisfyingly resolved. ”

“It's said that books can't be judged by covers, and the characters in Cathi Stoler's Keeping Secrets are all more than they seem. And in New York, a city fast and grand enough for anyone to reinvent themselves, it seems identity theft is epidemic. Stoler knows Manhattan and, in this, her second novel, she has her characters, who live and love on that improbable island, well in hand. Those secrets will out. ”

David Simon - Creator of The Wire and Treme on Keeping Secrets

“Fast-paced, and lots of fun, THE HARD WAY is a Vegas tale that's full of glamor and intrigue. I had a great time following Helen on her latest adventure.”

-- USA TODAY bestselling author Alison Gaylin on The Hard Way

“The transitions between Las Vegas and New York are done smoothly and naturally, so there is no trouble following the flow of the action. The pacing is good, with never a slow moment. There are surprises around every corner, with mysteries within mysteries. Helen is a gutsy, smart PI and I felt her character was very well drawn. The murder mystery is complex and I didn't solve it until nearly the end. The mystery surrounding the diamond was much easier to figure out in advance, but it was enjoyable to watch it all play out. Mystery lovers, especially those who enjoy a well-drawn setting, are sure to be captivated by this exciting adventure.”

Long and Short Reviews on The Hard Way

“ TELLING LIES is a gripping, suspenseful read packed with memorable characters and deft twists and turns. ”

Judith Kelman, author of 15 suspense novels on Telling Lies

“Nick of Time is a beautifully crafted novella taking the reader from Prague to Monaco on a gambling adventure where the stakes are far more than money. It's a delightful read which I recommend highly.”

“A fast-paced tale of art, espionage and murder.”

Camille Noe Pagan, author THE ART OF FORGETTING on Telling Lies

“A smart modern mystery with an appealing heroine that I would love to have for a friend. ”

Laura Joh Rowland author of The Shogun's Daughter on Keeping Secrets

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