Novelist Katherine Cecil Thurston, Née Madden, Is Born in Cork

  • April 18, 1875

Katherine Cecil Thurston, born Kathleen Annie Josephine Madden (18 April 1874 – 5 September 1911), was an Irish novelist, best known for two political thrillers.

Born Kathleen Annie Josephine Madden at 14 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland, the only daughter of banker Paul J. Madden (who was Mayor of Cork in 1885–1886, and a friend of Charles Stuart Parnell) and Eliza Madden (born Dwyer). She was educated privately at her family home, Wood’s Gift, Blackrock Road.

Partial bibliography

  • The Circle (1903)
  • John Chilcote M.P. (US title: The Masquerader, 1904)
  • The Gambler (1905)
  • The Mystics (1907) (previously serialized in Blackwood’s Magazine 1906)
  • The Fly on the Wheel (1908)
  • Max (1910)