Karen Kijewski

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Karen Kijewski
Born 1943
Berkeley, California
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Genre Mystery
Notable works Kat Colorado series

Karen Kijewski (pronounced key-EFF-ski) (born 1943) is an American writer of mystery novels, known for her Kat Colorado series.[1]

Biography[edit]

Kijewski was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of University of California, Berkeley professor Clarence Glacken, and received B.A. and M.A. degrees from UC-Berkeley.[1] She was a high school English teacher in Massachusetts for almost a decade before dedicating herself to writing. A resident of Sacramento, California, she made a living tending a bar while establishing herself as a novelist.

Kijewski is married and has two daughters.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Katwalk (St. Martin's, 1989). ISBN 0312029691
  • Katapult (St. Martin's, 1990). ISBN 0312046790
  • Kat's Cradle (Doubleday, 1992). ISBN 0385420951
  • Copy Kat (Doubleday, 1992). ISBN 038542096X
  • Wild Kat (Doubleday, 1994). ISBN 0385468512
  • Alley Kat Blues (Doubleday, 1995). ISBN 0385468520
  • Honky Tonk Kat (G.P. Putnam, 1996). ISBN 0399141332
  • Kat Scratch Fever (G.P. Putnam, 1997). ISBN 0399142452
  • Stray Kat Waltz (G.P. Putnam, 1998). ISBN 0399143688

Awards[edit]

Kijewski's first novel, Katwalk, received a mixed reception from reviewers;[2][3] however it also won the 1990 Anthony Award and the Shamus Award the same year, both for "Best First Novel".[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rippetoe, Rita Elizabeth (2004). Booze and the Private Eye: Alcohol in the Hard-Boiled Novel. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. p. 170. ISBN 0-7864-1899-0. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  2. ^ "KATWALK by Karen Kijewski | Kirkus Book Reviews". Kirkus Reviews. 1989-08-23. Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  3. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (1989-08-27). "CRIME - New York Times". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  4. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. 2003-10-02. Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  5. ^ "The Private Eye Writers of America and The Shamus Awards". Thrillingdetective.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22.