Kate Wilhelm (born 1928) is a writer who has written material including science fiction, mysteries, and fantasy.
She was born in Toledo, Ohio. Her work has been published in Quark, Orbit, Fiction and & Science Fiction magazine, Locus, Amazing, Asimov's, Ellery Queen, Fantastic Stories, Omni and Orbit.
She and her husband, Damon Knight, taught many authors and helped to found the Clarion Writers Workshop and the Milford Writer's Conference. Wilhelm continues to host monthly workshops, as well as teach at other events.
Kate Wilhelm currently lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Wilhelm's award winning stories: Nebula Best Short story winner (1987)- The Planners
Barbara Holloway Novels
The Clear and Convincing Proof: When Oregon attorney Barbra Holloway takes a case, there's no middle ground: it's her rules, her way. Now, as she finds herself at the helm of a complex defense involving the murder of a man everybody loathed, all she needs is what she most lacks. . . Clear and Convincing Proof. 2003
Desperate Measures: Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases in the Pacific Northwest... and winning them. But this time it looks as though she's up against an unbeatable opponent, her father, the lawyer who taught her all she knows. 2001
No Defense: Vinny and Lara Jessup's wonderful marriage comes to a tragic end and Lara is accused of staging the accident that killed her husband. With only the word of an accused woman and a mysterious box of papers about the unsolved murder of Vinny's son, Barbara Holloway takes on the widow's case. 2000
Defense for the Devil: Mitch Arno always meant bad news for Folsum, Oregon. When they ran him out of town seventeen years ago, he left behind a wife with two daughters and a family that never wanted to see him again. When he returns, he brings trouble in the form of a lot of suspicious money. As Barbara attempts to counsel Mitch's wife about the money, a second form of trouble arrives, Mitch's corpse. 1999
For the Defense: or, Malice Prepense: Teddy Wendover is a hulking twenty-eight-year-old with the mind of a child. An accident at eight left him severely retarded. But did it turn him into a cold-blooded killer? Someone has bludgeoned Congressman Harry Knecht to death. Knecht was the man who organized the field trip that led to Teddy's injury. 1996
The Best Defense: When attorney Barbara Holloway takeson the case of the woman the media have dubbed "Baby Killer" - accused of killing her six-year-old child - she uncovers a conspiracy to allow the real killer go free. Barbara discovers that not only her professional reputation, but her very life, is at risk. 1994
Death Qualified:A Mystery of Chaos: Nell Kendrick's husband disappeared seven years earlier, abandoning his young family. Nell hasn't seen him since, until the day Lucas Kendricks arrives at the edge of her property and is shot and killed. Accused of his murder, Nell turns to lawyer Frank Holloway for help. But Frank knows he cannot win this case alone. He calls upon his daughter, Barbara, who remains "death qualified," legally able to defend clients who face the death penalty if convicted. 1991
Constance and Charlie Novels and Stories
The Casebook Of Constance and Charlie Volumes 1 and 2: Charlie Meiklejohn is a former arson detective turned private investigator. His wife, Constance Leidl, is a professional psychologist. Together they're an unbeatable team, ready to take on the most convoluted cases. 1999
A Flush of Shadows: This collection assembles for the first time the shorter cases of the detecting duo. Also published first in this volume - a bittersweet tale of murderous family relations. 1995
Seven Kinds of Death: The fifth book in the Constance and Charlie series "Seven Kinds of Death" is a famous sculpture, but the name takes on new meaning when bodies start turning up at the creator's art colony. 1992
Sweet, Sweet Poison: The fourth book in the Constance and Charlie series. The placid woods of Spencer's Ferry muffle a teeming jungle of secrets - secret vices, secret pasts, secret pleasures. And one man's pleasure, as the saying goes, is another man's sweet, sweet poison. 1990
Smart House: The third book in the Constance and Charlie series. Gary Elringer builds a futuristic dwelling called Smart House. Gary invites nine naysayers there, so they can experience first-hand its remarkable capabilities. Gary is later found dead. 1989
The Dark Door: The second book in the Constance and Charlie series. A malfunctioning alien space probe flickers in and out of existence from another dimension. All that Earthly eyes can see are bizarre patterns, random outbreaks of madness, and the murders that occur. 1988
The Hamlet Trap: Introducing psychologist Constance Liedl, and her husband, private detective Charlie Meiklejohn. A beautiful set designer with a background of methodical madness is accused of murdering a member of an Oregon repertory theater company. 198