“Kathleen George is not only a crack mystery writer, she is a crack writer. Period. Exciting and elegant. What a combination”
—Pulitzer prize winning author Robert Olen Butler

Mirth

Coming September 27th

Mirth chronicles the struggles of a writer, Harrison Mirth, a romantic man who writes about love and tries to find it through three marriages, in three cities, and always with renewable hope.

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MIRTH…

… a dazzling portrait …. A wonderful novel.
—Margot Livesey

George beautifully captures a vulnerable, memorable character…
—Jane McCafferty

Mirth will delight you as you read and stay with you long after.
—Meredith Mileti

A MEASURE OF BLOOD…

… the suspense keeps building.
Booklist

Nobody in the cast gets much sleep, and neither will the reader…
Kirkus

… characters worthy of investment.
—Meredith Mileti

SIMPLE…

Series fans should be pleased!
Publishers Weekly

Richly observed, subtly characterized, precisely written…
Kirkus, starred review

Deft prose, skillful plotting, and winning characters.
Booklist, starred review

HIDEOUT…

… exciting, suspenseful and gripping…. would make a terrific movie.
—Joseph Wambaugh

… a real tour de force—it trancends the genre of thriller.
—Diane Johnson

… barrels like a locomotive [with] fast-paced suspense.
—Kathy Reichs

THE ODDS…

If anyone’s writing better police thrillers than George, I don’t know who it is.
Entertainment Weekly

… enjoyable police procedural …
Publishers Weekly

Truly original… will not be easily forgotten.
Library Journal

AFTERIMAGE…

A gripping, gritty police procedural.
Booklist

Fans will eagerly await Christie and Greer’s next case.
Publishers Weekly

Excellent.
Kirkus

FALLEN…

Fallen startles, stings and gives fair value.
Los Angeles Times

Elegant language.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

[L]ike a master psychologist…
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

TAKEN…

Real emotional power and remarkably subtle characterization.
Kirkus

Gripping… profound.
Glamour

I look forward to reading anything George writes.
—George P. Pelecanos

THE BLUES WALKED IN…

Inspiring….(a) lovely novel…
Foreword Review

Sparkling…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A full-bodied concoction…
Pittsburgh Quarterly

THE JOHNSTOWN GIRLS…

… complex and rewarding storytelling …
Publishers Weekly

… strongly evokes the people and way of life of the region.
—Richard Burkert

… this is a book for readers everywhere who like to learn history …
—Jane McCafferty

THE MAN IN THE BUICK…

These masterfully shaped stories mark George as a writer to watch.
Booklist

If you don’t read another book of fiction all year, read this one.
—Lewis Nordan

… a rich journey through whole experiences …
—Ann Hood

About

Kathleen George lives in Pittsburgh where she is a professor of theatre and writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of the acclaimed novels Taken, Fallen, Afterimage, The Odds (nominated for an Edgar® award for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America), Hideout, Simple, and A Measure of Blood. All seven of these titles are part of her procedural thrillers set in Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh Press released The Johnstown Girls, her non-series novel about the Johnstown Flood, and in a novel about Lena Horne and jazz, The Blues Walked In. Kathy is the editor of Pittsburgh Noir, a collection of short fiction, the author of her own short story collection The Man in the Buick, and of scholarly theatrical books and articles.

Author Kathleen George