The Lincoln County Historical Association plans to celebrate Maine’s female mystery writers with a talk by Kate Flora. A Maine native and crime writer, Flora’s Zoom presentation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 will cover Maine’s long legacy of crime writing with a special focus on her friend, the late mystery author Lea Wait.
Flora’s fascination with people’s criminal tendencies began at the Maine Attorney General’s office. Deadbeat fathers, people hurting their children and employer discrimination sparked his curiosity about human behavior, according to a press release from the association.
Author of 24 books and numerous short stories, Flora has been a finalist for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony and Derringer awards. She has won the Public Safety Writers Association Award for Nonfiction and twice won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.
His most recent Thea Kozak mystery is “Death Sends a Message”; his most recent Joe Burgess tale is “A World of Deceit”. His crime stories appear in a collection titled “Be Careful What You Wish For: Stories of Revenge, Retaliation, and the World Restored”.
Flora is a founding member of the New England Crime Bake and the Maine Crime Wave. She runs the mainecrimewriters.com blog. His non-fiction focuses on aspects of the public safety officer experience such as “A Good Man with a Dog”, which was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Maine.
This talk by Flora is part of the annual celebration of the Lincoln County Women’s Writers Association. The public is invited to visit special exhibitions at the Museum & Old Jail in Wiscasset, the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden and the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta. All sites are open for the season on Saturday June 4th. Admission is free that day for Lincoln County residents.
To register, visit lincolncountyhistory.org, go to Events and complete the registration form. The conversation is free; donations are accepted.