Books by Kathleen George

A MEASURE OF BLOOD by Kathleen George
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Nobody in the cast gets much sleep, and neither will the reader, till it all concludes with a happy ending stippled with the kind of sadness that rarely comes out in genre fiction."
The routine murder of a single mom is far from routine for Cmdr. Richard Christie and the members of Pittsburgh PD's homicide squad. Read full book review >
SIMPLE by Kathleen George
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"George's all-too-familiar story is so richly observed, subtly characterized, precisely written—her syncopated paragraphs are a special delight—and successful in its avoidance of genre clichés that you'd swear you were reading the first police procedural ever written."
George's Pittsburgh cops (Hideout, 2011, etc.) investigate a robbery-murder that's a lot less routine and more sordid than it looks. Read full book review >
HIDEOUT by Kathleen George
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Cops getting territorial and sexually frisky (The Odds, 2009, etc.) play second string to Jack, who's caught up in trying to redeem his brother, and Addie, who makes a mean spaghetti sauce."
A slow night in Pittsburgh turns deadly. Read full book review >
THE ODDS by Kathleen George
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 9, 2009

"The kids are self-sufficient, supersmart and, alas, mostly unbelievable, and there's little more than a cameo role for Colleen (Afterimage, 2007) and a glum outlook for her boss, who's undergoing chemo. Would make a B movie on the Lifetime channel though. "
Four abandoned kids outwit life's travails, and not just their own. Read full book review >
AFTERIMAGE by Kathleen George
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Even though George (Fallen, 2004, etc.) reveals whodunit fairly early on, the skillfully rendered characters draw you into their lives. An excellent procedural. "
The Pittsburgh Homicide squad catches two new cases, both with ties to the squad's rookie, Colleen Greer. Read full book review >
TAKEN by Kathleen George
THRILLERS
Released: May 15, 2001

"A gripping thriller with real emotional power and remarkably subtle characterization."
Black-market adoption ring kidnaps a baby boy and nearly kills the gentle young woman who tries to stop them—in a first novel by short-story author George (The Man in the Buick, 1999). Read full book review >