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Killing Kin

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Summary

In her new novel "Killing Kin", Skye Knight Dent, a noted TV hour-long sci-fi writer (Star Trek Voyager, The Burning Zone), takes on the challenge of creating a crime novel based on a real unsolved family murder.

"Killing Kin" is dark.  It's brooding.   It has passion.  It has supernatural elements.

It's a story of how secrets and emotional solitude can destroy the fabric of a family. 

But,most of all, "Killing Kin" is about one 28-year-old woman named Amelia and how she jeopardizes her own life to uncover those secrets and emotionally reunite her family.

Yes, her father, Henry, has just died from a disease that eroded the seal of his brain.

Yes, her mother, Ruby, is as cold and harsh as a Siberian winter.

Yes, her 17-year-old brother Cleveland, is just barely holding onto sanity and a fraying safety net.

And yes, there's her laconic, down-to-early cop friend Harry, who thinks she's insane for investigating long dead secrets that were buried with the dead.

But, there's dead and there's buried.  And although her brother, Winston, has been dead for over a decade, his ashes still felt like hot embers to her soul.  Embers telling her to resolve just who amongst her family and friends… were responsible …for his death.

"Killing Kin" is the basis for a soon to be completed screenplay.  The murder remains unsolved.

Skye Knight Dent is a journalist, professor and TV/Film WGA-west writer born in Boston.

She has worked for AP, The Boston Globe, Discovery Channel, CBS Evening News, The Univ. of North Carolina, the Cal State System, Star Trek Voyager, The Burning Zone, Dirty Sexy Money in addition to having sold feature film screenplays to ABC Studios and Showtime.

She is relentlessly single.

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