University of Pittsburgh
December 5, 2007

Pitt Professor Kathleen George to Read From and Sign Copies of "Afterimage," Her New Thriller

George's third Pittsburgh-based crime novel features a puzzling double-homicide

Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH-Author Kathleen George, University of Pittsburgh theater arts professor, will read from, discuss, and sign copies of her new thriller, "Afterimage" (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007), from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12 in Pitt's University Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., Oakland. It is free and open to the public.

"Afterimage," the third in a series of novels that includes "Taken" (Delacorte, 2001) and "Fallen" (Dell, 2004), introduces veteran homicide commander Richard Christie to attractive rookie detective Colleen Greer. Christie and Greer face a puzzling double-homicide, and Greer believes the deaths are linked. Her investigation leads to a devastating suspicion as to the perpetrator's identity.

George is a theater director, a playwriting and dramatic literature instructor, a novelist, and an occasional contributor to the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette." She has directed for Pitt Repertory Theatre and the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival. She earned a Master of Arts and a PhD degree in theater and a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing, all at Pitt. Her production credits include The Rehearsal, "The Country Wife," "She Stoops to Conquer," "The Winter's Tale," "Hamlet," "Much Ado About Nothing," "King Lear," "A Flea in Her Ear," and "Our Town." A number of these productions were listed among "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's" 10 best of the year; Much Ado was a finalist for the American College Theatre Festival. George also has produced and occasionally directed more than 50 original plays written by students.

Another "Afterimage" book signing will take place at 8 p.m. Jan. 8, 2008, at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2705 E. Carson Street in the SouthSide Works.

For more information, call 412-648-1453.