AUGUSTA — Author Kate Flora will kick off Mystery Month at Lithgow Public Library with a reading and book signing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.

Flora, a Maine native and former assistant attorney general, has written 12 books, including the Thea Kozak mystery series and a series of police procedurals starring Detective Joe Burgess, the third of which, “Redemption,” was published this year. Her book “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.

Authors in the Mystery Month line-up are:

* Paul Doiron, author of “The Poacher’s Son” and “Bad Little Falls,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.

* Vicki Doudera, author of “A House to Die For” and “Deadly Offer,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.

* Beth Feeman, author of “Town in a Blueberry Jam” and “Town in a Wild Moose Chase,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

* and Gerry Boyle, author of “Damaged Goods” and “Port City Black and White,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

All Mystery Month programs are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Reading Room at the library, 45 Winthrop St. For more information, call 626-2415 or visit

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