“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 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.
… a dazzling portrait …. A wonderful novel.
George beautifully captures a vulnerable, memorable character…
Mirth will delight you as you read and stay with you long after.
A MEASURE OF BLOOD…
… the suspense keeps building.
Nobody in the cast gets much sleep, and neither will the reader…
… characters worthy of investment.
Series fans should be pleased!
Richly observed, subtly characterized, precisely written…
—Kirkus, starred review
Deft prose, skillful plotting, and winning characters.
—Booklist, starred review
… exciting, suspenseful and gripping…. would make a terrific movie.
… a real tour de force—it trancends the genre of thriller.
… barrels like a locomotive [with] fast-paced suspense.
If anyone’s writing better police thrillers than George, I don’t know who it is.
… enjoyable police procedural …
Truly original… will not be easily forgotten.
A gripping, gritty police procedural.
Fans will eagerly await Christie and Greer’s next case.
Fallen startles, stings and gives fair value.
—Los Angeles Times
[L]ike a master psychologist…
Real emotional power and remarkably subtle characterization.
I look forward to reading anything George writes.
—George P. Pelecanos
THE BLUES WALKED IN…
Inspiring….(a) lovely novel…
A full-bodied concoction…
THE JOHNSTOWN GIRLS…
… complex and rewarding storytelling …
… strongly evokes the people and way of life of the region.
… this is a book for readers everywhere who like to learn history …
THE MAN IN THE BUICK…
These masterfully shaped stories mark George as a writer to watch.
If you don’t read another book of fiction all year, read this one.
… a rich journey through whole experiences …
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.
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