Flora, Kate (1949 - )

Genre: Mystery, Non-Fiction

Flora grew up on a poultry farm in Union, where her mother, A. Carman Clark, lived until her death in 2005. Flora, who attended the University of Maine but graduated from Tufts (1971) and Northeastern Univ. (Law, 1976), lives on Bailey Island, Maine, with her husband, lawyer Kenneth Cohen. They have two sons, Max and Jake. Flora has written 15 mysteries, including her Thea Kozak series. Flora has taught mystery writing at the Cambridge Center for Adult Ed. and at the Cape Cod Writer's Conference. She frequently speaks on panels and to library organisations. In fact, her brother John Clark is a Maine librarian.

Selected Bibliography

  • Chosen for Death (1994)
  • Death in a Funhouse Mirror (1995)
  • Death at the Wheel (1996)
  • An Educated Death (1997/1999)
  • Death in Paradise (1998/2000)
  • Liberty or Death (2003)
  • Stalking Death (2008)
  • Playing God: A Joe Burgess Mystery (2006)
  • Steal Away (1998)
  • Silent Buddy (1995)
  • Seasmoke: Crime Stories by New England Writers (2006), co-edited along with Ruth McCarty, and Susan Oleksiw
  • Redemption: A Joe Burgess Mystery (2012) winner, 2013 Maine Literary Awards Book Award for Crime Fiction


  • Finding Amy: The True Story of Murder in Maine 2006 with Joseph K. Loughlin

Selected Resources