Desolation Row

An Austin Starr Mystery

by Kay Kendall

From the Introduction:

Austin marries her college boyfriend and moves with him from their native Texas to a foreign country. She’s having problems coping with so much change when her new husband is jailed for a murder he didn’t commit. Alone, far from home, she sets a dangerous course to find the real killer. When she also becomes a captive, things go from bad to worse. In jeopardy are two young lives and a new marriage. Their fraught love story unfolds in 1968 against the backdrop of social and political upheaval. The foreign country is Canada—brimming with culture shock that Austin wasn’t prepared for!


Stairway Press
Trade Paperback

What others are saying about Desolation Row

“A brutal murder, a young woman fighting to prove her husband's innocence--Desolation Row hooked me on page one. Kay Kendall is one author who knows how to burrow into your heart.”

    -Norb Vonnegut, author of The Trust, The Gods of Greenwich, and Top Producer


“Deception, intrigue and authentic sixties nostalgia.  Those who remember this turbulent time-gone-by will connect with the tension and conflict of the passionately anti-war generation that hoped to give peace a chance, but in this entertaining mystery, wound up with murder instead.”

    -Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony and Agatha award-winning author of The Other Woman