Kate Kulig was born in Saugus, Massachusetts and denies all responsibility for the hospital burning down at a later date. After growing up in both Wilmington and Andover, MA, she graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in Communications with a minor in English.
Five states (one of them twice), several moves and more than a few careers later, including time spent as a disc jockey, stage manger, delivery driver, bookseller and a memorable temp job counting arrows, she found herself happily in New York City.
When not working at her day job as a project manager, reading, or writing, she can be found prowling Manhattan's ramen shops, traveling to New Orleans, bicycling in Central Park, dabbling in photography, experimenting in the kitchen, playing an assortment of role-playing games, and watching way too many crime shows.
In the fourth of the Bloody Murder series, bookstore owner Zo Smith thought her life had settled down some. She hadn't come across a dead body in quite some time or been mixed up in a murder. What she didn't expect was James, her best employee, coming across the corpse of a society matron, and under suspicion by the cops. It was supposed to be a simple delivery.
January is typically a quiet time for Bloody Murder bookstore. That quiet stretch of time between Twelfth Night and Mardi Gras where a lot of people in New Orleans kick back and relax. Those were Zofia Smith''s plans that Sunday. Until a man collapsed, bleeding, on her floor.
Zofia Smith lived a quiet and peaceful life, running her new Orleans bookstore Bloody Murder until the day she tripped over a corpse. From there, things went from the sublime to the ridiculous as the clues added up to something that simply wasn't possible. Or was it?