The Girl Who Knew Death delivers a solid political thriller featuring Russian royalty.

4-STAR REVIEW: The Girl Who Knew Death by Norm Harris

The Description

A Spider Green Mystery Thriller: Book 4
Publication Date: May 11, 2022

Navy lawyer and former First Daughter Faydra (Fay) Green is no longer quite so haunted by the dark events of her recent past and is hoping for some well-deserved rest. But her world is once again turned upside down when a shocking secret about her adopted daughter, Katrinka (Kat), is revealed. But before Fay can help Kat make any decisions about her future, Kat is captured and thrown into an Egyptian prison. She manages to escape but must flee to safety across Europe, trying to stay one step ahead of several mysterious pursuers. Soon, Fay and Kat discover they are being chased by more than ordinary forces – Azrael, the Angel of Death, has taken a puzzling interest in their situation and a dangerous demon appears to be stalking Kat’s every move. It will take all of Fay’s strength and ingenuity to meet these, and other, challenges looming ahead of her, while Kat must ask herself what she truly wants out of life.


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The Review

Faydra (Spider) Green is back for another mystery in The Girl Who Knew Death by Norm Harris. This time, the Navy lawyer must protect her adopted daughter from an unusual threat.

Katrinka has put aside her Russian specialized training to focus on building a life in the United States. However, she gets drawn into the crossfire when it is discovered that she has ties to the Russian monarchy. Before Kat can make a decision about her future—whether to give up her American dream and rejoin her family in Russia—she disappears.

Fay and her team must navigate tricky international waters in order to locate Kat, who they fear may have been detained by Egyptian police. What ensues is an interesting global game of hide and seek as the author adds a twist of the paranormal.

As with the other three installments in this series, there’s a strong thread of military and political dynamics. While Fay displays a sense of vulnerability, she is determined to fight for Kay’s return.

The Girl Who Knew Death delivers a solid political thriller featuring Russian royalty.About The Author

Norm Harris first novel debuted on an Amazon bestseller list in 2002. It was a one-and-done, but now he’s back with a plan to publish a couple of sequels to that first mystery/thriller of days gone by. Except for time spent in military service, he is a second-generation Seattleite (that’s what they call those who dwell in the shadow of Mt. Rainier), with his legal beagle son, K-K, and five giant tropical fish. His upcoming release, Arid Sea, is the third book in what he hopes to be an award-winning Spider Green Mystery Story series.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. Thank you, Amy, for hosting another of the Spider Green Mystery Thriller Series. Your blog design is appealing and I have enjoyed your reviews of my books. And if Faydra were hear she would too. She is an iconic character…a possible match for Bond, James Bond himself. Hmmm, I wonder if there would be a way for them to meet for a caper one day? I will return this evening should a question arise. Norm Oh! and we are working on an audio book of Deception Pass with this as the sequel to it. Out maybe in September?


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The Girl Who Knew Death delivers a solid political thriller featuring Russian royalty.4-STAR REVIEW: The Girl Who Knew Death by Norm Harris