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By Kate Flora | Comments: ( 529 ) | Date: ( Nov 17, 2019 )

Death in Paradise is the latest title in Kate Flora s sassy Thea Kozak series On a holiday to attend an educational seminar in Hawaii, Thea is determined not only to make the conference a success but soak up some sun and get in some serious down time What she hasn t bargained for is a dead body, none other than the conference chairwoman, strangled and done up like a veryDeath in Paradise is the latest title in Kate Flora s sassy Thea Kozak series On a holiday to attend an educational seminar in Hawaii, Thea is determined not only to make the conference a success but soak up some sun and get in some serious down time What she hasn t bargained for is a dead body, none other than the conference chairwoman, strangled and done up like a very expensive call girl As Thea tries to keep the conference from disintegrating into chaos, she discovers motives for the woman s death than positive attributes about her life and suspects than she can handle Throw in some overly hostile local policemen, a suspicious husband and an old family friend who makes Thea s mother look like a saint and it looks like Thea isn t in for any kind of peace.


  • Title: Death in Paradise
  • Author: Kate Flora
  • ISBN: 9780312863982
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Kate Flora

Kate Flora grew up on a chicken farm in Maine where the Friday afternoon trip to the library was the high point of her week She dreamed of being able to create the kind of compelling, enchanting worlds of the books she disappeared into every week, but growing up in the era when help wanted ads were still sex segregated, she felt her calling was to go to law school and get the job they told her she couldn t have.After law school, Kate worked in the Maine attorney general s office, protecting battered kids, chasing deadbeat dads, and representing the Human Rights Commission Those years taught her all a crime writer needs to know about the human propensity to commit horrible acts After some years in private practice, she decided to give writing a serious try when she quit the law to stay at home for a few years with her young sons That serious try led to ten tenacious and hellacious years in the unpublished writer s corner, followed, finally, by the sale of her Thea Kozak series.Kate s eighteen books will include eight Thea Kozak mysteries, five gritty Joe Burgess police procedurals, a suspense thriller written under the name Katharine Clark , two true crime books, Death Dealer and Finding Amy co written with Joseph Loughlin, a Portland, Maine Deputy Police Chief , a Maine game warden s memoir, A Good Man with a Dog, co written with Roger Guay, and a book about police shootings from the police point of view, Shots Fired The misunderstandings, misconceptions, and myths about police shootings, co written with Joseph K Loughlin Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee as well as a Maine Literary Award finalist, and has been optioned for a movie Kate s award winning short stories have been widely anthologized and Redemption and And Grant You Peace, her third and fourth Joe Burgess mysteries, won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.Flora s fiction, nonfiction, and short fiction have been finalists for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Derringer Awards.She is a founding member of the New England Crime Bake, the region s annual mystery conference, and the Maine Crime Wave With two other crime writers, she started founded Level Best Books, where she worked as an editor and publisher for seven years She served a term as international president of Sisters in Crime, an organization founded to promote awareness of women writers contributions to the mystery field Currently, she teaches writing and does manuscript critiques for Grub Street in Boston.She has two sons one into film and the other into photovoltaics two lovely daughters in law, an adorable eight year old grandson and five granddogs, Frances, Otis, Harvey, Oscar, and Daisy When not conducting research for her novels and nonfiction research that includes riding an ATV through the Canadian woods or hiding in a tick infested field waiting to be found by search and rescue dogs Kate can often be found in her garden, waging war against the woodchucks and her husband s lawnmower, or in the kitchen, devising clever and devious ways to get the men in her life to eat their vegetables.



Comments Death in Paradise

  • Mary Garrett

    DEATH IN PARADISE by Kate Flora If any trip deserves a do-over, it would be Thea’s trip to Hawaii. “Thea will fix it” is challenged to the max by murder and mayhem while she tries to organize the many facets of a conference on girls’ education. Appropriately, her sidekick in these challenges is a self-appointed young spy, Laura. Allies are sometimes hard to identify, but possible candidates include a soul-singing sister, a pathologist and his sweet wife, and two prickly police officers . [...]


  • Nikki

    Fifth in a series featuring Thea Kozak, a private-school consultant who keeps having to solve murders. In this outing, Thea has had to leave her boyfriend, Maine State cop Andre Lemieux, behind in Boston while she attends a conference in Hawaii which is focussed on single-sex education for girls. Then the executive director of the sponsoring association is found dead in her hotel room. Thea (who is on the board of directors) ends up not only taking over the running of the conference, but trying [...]


  • E

    Having liked Flora's police procedural, Playing God, I thought I would try her Thea Kozak series, though I don't usually like amateur sleuth mysteries. While this is a cut above the usual in that genre, it did reinforce my feelings about why I don't care for amateur sleuth plots: way too much "inside" Thea's head as filler for not much happening; way too many contrived coincidences to make the plot work (e.g eavesdropping). Still, the characters are likeable and if you're on the beach in Hawaii, [...]


  • Meg Hannah

    Not the best-written book---it could use some serious editing (and more realistic dialogue for Laura). But I like Thea and this series' enough-but-not-too-gory murders. Hey, it's fun fluff! Also, I've been on a nonprofit board and could really relate to the board dynamics---that part was very well done.


  • Cat.

    Funny! Sort of in the Elizabeth Peters romantic suspense books but without all the silly gothic-y touches. This is about a woman who is helping to run a conference in Hawaii when the organization's director is killed. The main character is then questioned extensively by the local cops at the same time as she is hunted by the killers. Good mystery?


  • Pam

    5th in Thea Kozak series -- Martina, a mean alcoholic & also chair of a board for single-sex education is killed in her hotel room while at a confernece in Hawaii. Thea discovers the boby. All the board members had grievances w/ Martina.


  • Melissa

    Book #1 read in 2013I enjoyed this one in the series. I think I may actually like Thea better away from Andre. The plot and setting were interesting.


  • Jen

    I'm taking a writing class with this author, so I figure I should read her stuff.


  • Mike Poulin

    Okay read.


  • Pat

    Thea Kozak


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