The Crime Writers’ Association

Debut Dagger 2024


Katherine Ahlert

Burnt Ranch

Tierney Wilde’s attempt to protect a child set a family in the sights of anti-government extremists who turned them into fugitives—and possibly murderers. Her search for redemption thrusts her into the chaos of an armed takeover and makes her the target of a determined killer.

Katherine lives in a remote corner of the Pacific Northwest where the serene landscape and tumultuous history inspire her stories. When not at her desk plotting fictional crimes, she’s likely exploring the backcountry with an intrepid friend, a vintage map, and a canister of bear spray. BURNT RANCH is her first novel.


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