Amanda Kyle Williams typically begins writing her acclaimed mystery novels with a first scene and then a last scene.
“And then about 110,000 words in between,” she says.
Years after writing lesbian mysteries for Naiad, a small press, Williams has found mainstream success with a series set in Atlanta.
Conceived as a trilogy, the series centers around Keye Street, a Chinese-American former FBI profiler who was fired from her job due to alcoholism. Street now runs her own detective agency and does odd jobs while also consulting with the Atlanta Police Department on some of the more heinous crimes to hit the city.