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 >
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 >