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Kathleen George has a new book!

The Blues Walked In

Kathleen will be here June 5th at 7:00PM

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 TakenFallenAfterimageThe Odds (nominated for an Edgar award for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America), HideoutSimple, and A Measure of Blood (2014). All seven of these titles are part of her procedural thrillers set in Pittsburgh. Also in 2014 the University of Pittsburgh Press released The Johnstown Girls, her non-series novel about the Johnstown Flood, and in 2018 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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