Catherine Pelonero is the author of Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and its Private Consequences, a nonfiction book about the notorious 1964 murder case. Kitty Genovese made both the New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists, reaching #10 on the New York Times Best Sellers in Crime & Punishment and #1 on Amazon ... Read more...

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Catherine Pelonero

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A true story by Catherine Pelonero

ABSOLUTE MADNESS

A series of murders.
A racial divide.
A city on the brink of destruction.

Somebody had to pay the price.

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Available NOVEMBER 7, 2017

Stranger With Candy: Chyrel Jolls

STRANGER WITH CANDY: TEENAGE KIDNAPPER & MURDER SUSPECT CHYREL JOLLS TERRORIZED A COMMUNITY IN 1961 In the summer of 1961, a fifteen year-old girl named Chyrel Jolls kidnapped children in a nice middle class neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. Fifty-five years later, one of her surviving victims recounts his experience for me in an exclusive ... Read more...

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Published June 6, 2016 on CrimeFeed

Imagine a black Kitty Genovese:

BY CATHERINE PELONERO for the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS PUBLISHED APRIL 6, 2016.
“Would anybody remember or care about Kitty Genovese if she had been black?” That’s the very good question her just-deceased murderer, Winston Moseley, posed to me more than once in the scores ... Read more...

Her killer raised a provocative question about race, the media, and the justice system.

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Winston Moseley dies in prison at the age of 81

VOODOO MADE HER DO IT: THE BIZARRE CASE OF GAIL TRAIT In July of 1978, Gail Trait savagely butchered her four children in her apartment on the east side of Buffalo, New York. Was she under the spell of a “bad voodoo curse” or was she just pure evil? For an account of the Trait ... Read more...

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Published March 18, 2016 on Crime Feed

Classic Crime: The Gail Trait Murder Case

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KITTY GENOVESE

The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback with a new afterword by the author.

"If you only read one true crime book this year, I highly recommend it's this one."
-True Crime Bookshelf

available in paperback!

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He was known as the .22 Caliber Killer and the Midtown Slasher. His crimes sparked one of the most intense investigations in New York history.

 "A gripping account of a complex and controversial case." -John Douglas, former unit chief of the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime

"An authentic and remarkable approach to a captivating, complex, and compelling investigation...A superior work of investigative journalism." -Detective Garry McFadden, I Am Homicide

"A real-life police procedural and a distinguished addition to modern case studies of serial killers." -Larry Harnisch, LA Daily Mirror

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Upcoming Appearances:

Book Launch for ABSOLUTE MADNESS

Tuesday, November 7
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

All are welcome! Click for more info

Murder on Ice

Saturday, November 4
1:00 p.m.

Speaking engagement & book signing at Murder On Ice
2000 Park Creek Lane
Churchville, New York 14428

97 Rock

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 a.m.

Radio interview on 97 Rock Morning Show, WGRQ-FM 96.9

Barnes-and-Noble

Wednesday, November 8
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Book signing at Barnes & Noble, McKinley Mall
3701 McKinley Parkway
Blasdell, New York 14219

Barnes-and-Noble

Wednesday, November 8
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Book signing at Barnes & Noble
1565 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, New York 14228

New Book About WNY .22 Caliber Killer

Michael Wooten, WGRZ
September 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The author of a New York Times bestseller is now writing a book about Western New York's infamous .22-caliber killer, who started his murder spree 36 years ago this month.

Catherine Pelonero was a child when Joseph Christopher committed his killings, so she can't remember much. However, she's spent the past year researching the case.

"I thought, this story is stunning," Pelonero said. "I've got to write this book." continue reading

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QUOTABLE KENDA: LT JOE KENDA AT IDCON 2016

My roundup of Kenda's greatest quips from IDCon in New York.

“Are you going to die today or are you going to get arrested?”