Books by Kate Flora

Kate Flora is the author of the Thea Kozak series featuring tall, tough, chip-on-her shoulder consultant Kozak and her state trooper significant other, Andre Lemieux. In Liberty or Death, Thea and Andre's wedding is thwarted when he is taken hostage by a


AND GRANT YOU PEACE by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"As usual, Flora pours on the intensity for both her police detective and his fans in this criminal, legal and moral maze whose center is clearly a locked closet in a burning mosque but whose boundaries remain frustratingly hazy even at the fade-out."
A fire in a mosque provides new ways to put the sorely tried Sgt. Joe Burgess of the Portland Police Department to ever more challenging tests. Read full book review >
REDEMPTION by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"A sensitive, earnest and densely plotted tale in which pretty much everyone ends up being guilty of something."
The discovery of a drowned corpse takes Portland's Det. Sgt. Read full book review >
THE ANGEL OF KNOWLTON PARK by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2008

"Flora (Stalking Death, 2008, etc.) plots generously and gives her hero a heart as big as his sorely tried temper. But the characters' endlessly expressed opinions could have used pruning."
Det. Sgt. Joe Burgess, of the Portland Police Department, kisses off his summer vacation to catch whoever raped and murdered an unwanted little boy. Read full book review >
STALKING DEATH by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"The solution to the whodunit is pretty obvious. But there's no denying the intense pleasure of watching Thea mix it up with the deliciously craven guardians of St. Matthews."
Educational consultant Thea Kozak (Liberty or Death, 2003, etc.) returns to confront a series of escalating crises at an elite New Hampshire school. Read full book review >
PLAYING GOD by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2006

"Even though Burgess's meanness is well within normal limits for the genre, his passionate work here earns him a year's leave—most of it no doubt devoted to physical therapy."
After six cases for educational consultant Thea Kozak (Liberty or Death, 2003, etc.), Flora produces a police procedural starring a Maine cop almost as tough as Thea. Read full book review >
LIBERTY OR DEATH by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Hollywood alert: Thea's believable combination of anger, fear, and physical suffering makes her a natural role for Sylvester Stallone's kid sister, as long as you don't mind her interrupting every action sequence to assure you that she's not really that kind of girl."
A pregnant bride who's been stood up at the altar is bound to be mad, and Thea Kozak (Death in Paradise, 2000, etc.) comes charging out of her abortive nuptials ready to kill the worthies of the Katahdin Constitutional Militia who've taken her bridegroom, State Trooper Andre Lemieux hostage. Read full book review >
DEATH IN PARADISE by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Only the identification of the muffled killer is a letdown."
Welcome to the National Association of Girls' Schools conference in beautiful Maui, where the hatred of NAGS founder Martina Pullman, even among her own governing board, is so intense that it's a wonder her corpse isn't discovered until the end of Chapter One. Read full book review >
AN EDUCATED DEATH by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A triple order of dirty linen, with nary a boring character in the bunch—assuming that almost 400 pages of hothouse intrigue is what you're in the mood for."
Who says the life of an educational consultant has to be dull? Read full book review >
DEATH AT THE WHEEL by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"As always in Flora, the suspects are all marvelously guilty- looking, but the plot this time is so rickety you can't blame Thea for losing her edge."
Is Thea Kozak mellowing? Read full book review >