Barkley Books

Books by P. Katherine Barkley

Katie Carter Mystery Series

The Katie Carter Mystery Series

Katie is a young, amateur detective, with plenty of spunk and determination.  With the help of her friends and family, she puts criminals behind bars and retrieves lost items and even people.  No crook can escape her for long, and she's always looking out for her next adventure!


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If you are interested in the Omnibus sets of the Katie Carter series please check out the Katie Carter Collections page!!!!  

Katie Carter and the Case of the Colored Cats

The first in a series of youth mysteries pits the main character against a ring of thieves called the Colored Cats. Katie Carter jumps into the sleuthing business to track down the criminals who victimized her neighborhood. With the help of her three siblings, she tracks down the gang and dodges danger.
But when Katie gets too close to the cat burglars, she finds herself in hot water. They will do anything to keep from being caught by this amateur detective and her friends! Follow the trail and solve the mystery along with Katie in her first crime-solving adventure!

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Katie and the Stolen Map Mystery

A mysterious new neighbor, an old treasure map, thieves that are always two steps ahead. It all adds up to the second Katie Carter mystery story! Katie agrees to track down a treasure hidden in her neighborhood years ago and then takes on a second case when an inventor is kidnapped along with his latest invention. Can she handle two cases at once, and is there a strange connection between the two?

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Katie and the Canding Kidnapping

In this third installment in the Katie Carter Mystery Series, Katie's aunt and uncle go missing, and her family is called to the scene to help in the search. The local sheriff is convinced that the missing couple are dead, but Katie is determined to find them and prove that they are alive and kidnapped. With the help of a spunky young cousin and the rest of her family, she's on the case!

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Katie and the Mystery of the Witch's Curse

Katie and her brother and sisters head to the nearby town of Salem to research a school history paper and find themselves tangled up in the mystery of an ancient curse. The locals are certain that they are being haunted by the ghost of a long-dead witch. Can Katie solve the mystery and prove that there are no such things as ghosts?

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Katie and the Great Twin Mix-up

A long-lost friend returns to the Carter house for a visit, but something strange is afoot. Peter and his twin brother Jack seem to be mixed up in a mystery. When one of Katie's own family members gets mistakenly pulled into the danger, it becomes personal, and she takes a trip south to straighten things out. Can she unmix the mix-up? Find out in the next Katie Carter mystery story - Katie and the Great Twin Mix-up!

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Katie and the Golden Egg Mystery

It's Christmastime in the Carter household, and Katie has found the perfect gift for her mother. Unfortunately, someone else has found it too - in her shopping bag! When the golden egg goes missing, Katie must find it again before Christmas Eve. Will she be able to track down the thief and learn what's so unique about this particular gift? Find out in the sixth Katie Carter mystery story - Katie and the Golden Egg Mystery!

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Katie and the Case of the Missing Rookie

Cathy's looking for a good medical school to attend, but the one she's picked out seems to have a lot of problems. A missing student, drug abuse among the sports teams, and a conspiracy to keep it all hidden. Can Katie solve the mysteries and help clean up the school? Find out in the seventh Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Case of the Missing Rookie!

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Katie and the Mystery of the Vampire

It's Carl's birthday, and Katie has promised to help him with his school report on the history of vampire mythology. But their research gets interrupted when Carl's history teacher turns up dead. He appears to have been killed by an actual vampire. Can Katie prove that vampires don't exist in her first ever murder mystery? Find out in the eighth Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Mystery of the Vampire!

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Katie and the Case of the Missing Dinosaur Bones

Katie solved a mystery once for the Greenborough Museum, and now they're calling on her detective skills once again. The biggest find in dinosaur history is going missing, piece by piece, and no one can figure out how! It looks like an inside job, but can Katie get enough evidence together before the crook skips town with the bones? Find out in the ninth Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Case of the Missing Dinosaur Bones!

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Katie and the Mystery of Three Lights Point

Katie and her siblings travel to the mysterious town of Three Lights to visit Carol's boyfriend Peter. But when they get there, Peter is missing, and so are many of the townsfolk! Locals blame the strange lights that hover over Three Lights Point and its old, haunted mansion and lighthouse every night. Can Katie find the missing people and prove that the UFOs are really nothing to fear? Find out in the tenth Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Mystery of Three Lights Point!

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Katie and the Mystery of Altburg Castle

Katie's family has roots in Germany, and that connection has led them to the castle of Altburg. Katie's mother Jean has inherited the castle from relatives she never met, but all is not well in Altburg Castle. The locals fear for their lives, as a werewolf stalks their village each night. Said to be the reincarnation of a distant ancestor, the creature has begun attacking even those who live within the castle walls. Can Katie catch the monster before anyone else gets hurt? Find out in the eleventh Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Mystery of Altburg Castle!

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Katie and the Scavenger Hunt Mystery

It's Katie's 19th birthday! An old family friend has sent for her in order to hold a special dinner party and scavenger hunt, along with a number of other acquaintances who have a reason to celebrate. But when Katie arrives, she discovers that she doesn't know anyone there, and the hostess is acting very strangely. A bad storm strands everyone in the old house, and the scavenger hunt seems to be turning into more of a wild goose chase! Can Katie sort everything out on her own? Find out in the twelfth Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Scavenger Hunt Mystery!

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Katie and the Case of the Missing Antique

Katie's sister Carol has received an ancient gift from her boyfriend - an antique necklace from Egypt's mysterious past. But when it goes missing, they join forces with the archaeologist who unearthed the treasure in order to track down a thief who's hunting for a lost Egyptian tomb. Their adventure takes them halfway around the world to the sands of Egypt itself. Can Katie find the lost tomb and the missing necklace? Find out in the 13th Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Case of the Missing Antique!

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Katie and the Case of the Embezzling Politician 

In the middle of a series of freak storms, Katie gets thrown into another mystery. This time, she's trying to track down an assassin who ended a new politician's career before it began. There are suspects everywhere, and Katie finds herself balked by both bad weather and a lack of evidence. She has some help from some new storm-tracking friends, but can she track down the real culprit behind the killing? Find out in the 14th Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Case of the Embezzling Politician!

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Katie and the Mystery of Shakespeare's Ghost

On a trip to London, England, Katie and Derek visit a local theatre to see a Shakespearean play. But the show is interrupted by the appearance of a ghost claiming to be the spirit of William Shakespeare himself! Katie investigates, with the help of a new British friend, and learns that everything isn't as it should be at the Little London Theatre. Can she prove that this ghost isn't real and keep him from ruining the theatre's Halloween production of ghost-related Shakespeare plays? Find out in the 15th Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Mystery of Shakespeare's Ghost!

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Katie and the Case of the Golden Cat

A golden cat statue goes missing from the museum, and Katie's on the case. Before she can track it down, however, she finds herself in trouble with the law! Someone has framed her for murder! A famous detective offers to help clear Katie's name if Katie will help her find the golden cat statue. Can they do both before time runs out? Find out in the 16th Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Case of the Golden Cat!

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Katie and the Case of the Roman Treasure

An old family friend asks for Katie's help in tracking down an heirloom that should have been passed down to her father and then her. But her grandfather hid the treasure from his greedy brother and left clues scattered for his descendents to find. Can Katie crack the case? Find out in the 17th Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Case of the Roman Treasure!

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Katie and the Florida Shark Mystery

Katie and Derek head south to visit Katie's cousin in Florida. They're looking forward to some sun, surf, and sand. But the little town is seeing its first ever series of deadly shark attacks, and it looks like the tourist season is going to dry up before it even gets started. With friends and neighbors disappearing into the ocean, Katie's cousin suspects that there's something even more fishy going on and asks for her help in solving the mystery. Can Katie find out what's happening to the missing people and why this little town is under aquatic attack? Find out in the 18th Katie Carter Mystery Story!

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Katie and the Case of the Double "S" Pendant

Katie takes her sisters to a concert for their birthday, and while there, she is approached by the singer herself to solve a mystery. Sheena Shield is being stalked by a note-writing fan, but when her lucky charm, an emerald pendant with a double "S" on it, goes missing, Katie now has two mysteries to solve for the pop star. Can she tie them together, or are there two villains? Find out in the 19th Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Case of the Double "S" Pendant!

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Katie and the Mystery of the Banshee's Curse

On a trip to Ireland to learn about her family's ancestry, Katie finds more than she bargained for. There's an ancient prophecy that's targeted her brother Carl as the next victim of the dreaded banshee. Meanwhile, a major jewelry theft puts Katie on the trail of an infamous cat burglar who slipped through her fingers once before. Can she solve both mysteries at once? Find out in the 20th Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Mystery of the Banshee's Curse!

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Katie and the Return of the Vampire

An old adversary makes a return appearance in Katie's life, and she's on the hunt to bring him down once and for all. At the same time, an old friend winds up in the hospital with a mysterious malady, and his doctor, who also happens to be his brother, doesn't seem to be helping him, and Katie wants to find out why. Can she solve the two mysteries in time? Find out in the 21st Katie Carter Mystery Story - Katie and the Return of the Vampire!

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Katie and the Case of the Haunted Ski Lodge

On a trip to a ski resort, Katie and Carl run across a mystery surrounding the haunted Cabin 21. There's also been a sighting in the area of Katie's nefarious nemesis, the gentleman jewel thief J. Quentin Brandenburg. As the mystery unfolds, it seems that the two have something to do with one another, and Katie has to figure out what.

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Katie and the Case of the Cosplay Caper

Katie's at a local convention, enjoying the company of fellow geeks and admiring their costumes, but not everything is working out well this weekend. Somebody seems determined to sabotage the convention, and they're wrecking property and putting people in danger to do it. The list of subjects gets longer and longer as Katie investigates. She needs to get to the bottom of the mayhem before the weekend is completely ruined and the convention goes out of business! Find out what happens in the 23rd Katie Carter Mystery Story!

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What's next for Katie Carter????

Find out in the next installment of the Katie Carter series!!!!! Book #24 coming soon!!!!!!