Kathleen George

Kathleen George

Kathleen George is an author of thrillers and a professor of theatre. Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, she completed a doctorate of theatre at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has taught for many years. In 1999, she published The Man in the Buick, a collection of short stories that she followed up with Taken (2001), a well-received thriller about a child’s disappearance. She continued writing police procedurals starring Pittsburgh homicide detective Richard Christie, including Fallen (2004), Afterimage (2007), and Hideout (2011).

In 2009, she published The Odds, a thriller about the drug trade in Pittsburgh, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. Besides writing thrillers, George is the editor of Pittsburgh Noir (2011), an anthology of crime stories set in the Steel City, and several books about theatre, including Rhythm in Drama (1980), Playwriting: The First Workshop (1994), and Winter’s Tales (2005). She is married to writer Hilary Masters. You can find her website at this link

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

“A truly original tale . . . This very modern police procedural will not be easily forgotten.” —Library Journal on The Odds

“A gripping, gritty police procedural.” —Library Journal on Afterimage

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