Concord, MassachusettsTwo weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.
Events: Mystery Night 2012
Maine native and former assistant attorney general Kate Flora’s twelve books include seven mysteries, three gritty police procedurals, a suspense thriller (written as Katharine Clark), and a true crime. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has been optioned for a movie. Her current projects include Death Dealer, a true crime involving a Canadian serial killer, a screenplay, and a novel in linked stories. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Sara Paretsky edited collection, Sisters on the Case.
In Redemption, the third book in Flora’s Portland Maine-based police procedural series, Detective Joe Burgess finds his friend Reggie Libby, a damaged, alcoholic Vietnam vet, drowned in the harbor. When the medical examiner questions whether the death is the accidental drowning it appears, Burgess finds he must do one last thing for Reggie — find out the who and why of his lost friend’s death, an investigation that will involve Reggie’s cold ex-wife and shiftless scofflaw son, industrial toxins, corrupt businessmen, real estate developers and a mysterious woman who claims to be a witch.
Flora spent seven years as editor and publisher at Level Best Books. She is a former international president of Sisters in Crime, and a founding member of the New England Crime Bake conference. She teaches writing for Grub Street in Boston.