2014-10-17 / Community

Crime author to appear at public library

Maine resident and award-winning author Kate Flora will be visiting the South Portland Public Library later this month to talk about her two newest books, “Death Dealer” (September, 2014) and the novel “And Grant You Peace” (October, 2014). This event will be held at the library’s Main location at 482 Broadway, South Portland, on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Following the book talk, there will be an opportunity to purchase Flora’s books and have them signed.

Flora’s two latest books add to her already impressive collection of award-winning mystery and crime tales. “Death Dealer” is the true story of a police investigation in Miramichi, New Brunswick during which the hidden body is ultimately found by Maine game wardens and trained cadaver dogs. The second book, “And Grant You Peace,” is the fourth book in the award-winning Joe Burgess mystery series, which finds the Maine detective pulled into a case rife with suspicion, religious tensions, and inevitably a tense—and destructive—confrontation.

Flora is the author of 14 books, including “Finding Amy,” a true crime book co-written with a Portland deputy police chief which was a 2007 Edgar Award nominee. Flora’s other titles include the Thea Kozak mysteries and the starred-review Joe Burgess police series, the third of which, “Redemption,” won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.

A former Maine assistant attorney general in the areas of battered children and employment discrimination, Flora is a founding member the New England Crime Bake conference, the Maine Crime Wave, and a founder of Level Best Books, where she worked as an editor and publisher for seven years. She has also served as international president of Sisters in Crime.

Admission to this event is free. For more information call the South Portland Public Library at 767-7660 or visit www.South- PortlandLibrary.com

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