Mystery writer and former assistant attorney general Kate Flora will speak at the Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St., Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. Flora’s 12 books include seven series mysteries (the Thea Kozak mysteries), three gritty police procedurals, a suspense thriller (written as Katherine Clark) and a true crime.

Flora’s “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. She teaches writing for Grub Street in Boston. Her third police procedural, “Redemption,” was published in February 2012.

“My Joe Burgess police procedurals set in Portland, Maine, were inspired by the time a mystery writer must spend with the cops in order to get things right. I welcomed the challenge of trying to write a trio of male cops, and was thrilled when reviewers gave the books starred reviews,” said Flora, whose event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

The Stockton Springs Community Library is an all-volunteer library located in the heart of downtown Stockton Springs. Support for this and other upcoming presentations at the library was provided by a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. For more information, visit

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