Stephanie Kane Live at Colfax


Tattered Cover is please to welcome Stephanie Kane to our Colfax location on May 24th at 6pm! She will be celebrating her book, True Crime Redux! This event is free to the public and no ticket is required for entry.



The murder of Betty Frye had gone unpunished for decades when Kane, ex-wife of Betty’s son Doug, finally decided to tell her story by fictionalizing that brutal homicide. The result was the novel Quiet Time, which helped bring a forgotten cold case roaring back to life. In her new true-crime non-fiction, True Crime Redux, Kane, writing on the murder’s fiftieth anniversary, artfully depicts the events leading up to the murder and its fascinating, decades-long aftermath. With a can’t-put-it-down story of trauma and forensics delivered in propulsive bursts, capped off by a knock-out blow of an ending, the author holds nothing back. Fearful that she had played an unwitting role in Betty’s murder, she writes movingly about its effects on her as a normal college girl and describes the obsessive lengths to which she went (as an amateur sleuth) to get answers during the following five decades. True Crime Redux is, simultaneously, the saga of an American family plagued by mental illness, struggling to adjust to the demands of a rapidly changing world, and involuntarily coping with a significant outsider who suddenly enters the scene. And it is a raw, revealing look at the criminal justice system from the vantage point of a lawyer with the shoe suddenly on the other foot, thrust into the quicksand of being a witness in a cold case investigation and prosecution. The strikingly different report of a brutal homicide captures readers from the very first line. True Crime Redux is thus a perfect pick for true-crime readers looking for a compelling true story that leaves no angle uninspected.


Stephanie Kane is a lawyer and award-winning author of seven crime novels and one true crime memoir. After graduating from law school, she was a corporate partner at a top Denver law firm before becoming a criminal defense attorney. She has lectured on money laundering and white-collar crime in Eastern Europe and given workshops throughout the country on writing technique. Her crime novels have won a Colorado Book Award for Mystery and two Colorado Authors League Awards for Genre Fiction. She belongs to the Mystery Writers of America, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and the Colorado Authors League. She lives in Denver with her husband and two black cats.

True Crime Redux By Stephanie Kane Cover Image
ISBN: 9781610886116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bancroft Press - May 2nd, 2023

Event Location: 
Colfax Avenue