Formal Bio

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 in biography & memoir, Kindle edition.

As a true crime author and commentator, Catherine has appeared on episodes of the Emmy-winning series A Crime to Remember on Investigation Discovery, It Takes a Killer, Fox Files, and Murderous Affairs. She is a contributing writer for CrimeFeed.

Her new book, Absolute Madness: A True Story of a Serial Killer, Race, and a City Divided, is a nonfiction account of Joseph Christopher, a white serial killer who preyed on black men in a crime spree across New York state. Absolute Madness is scheduled for release on November 7, 2017, by Skyhorse Publishing.

As a playwright, Catherine Pelonero's titles include Family Names and Awesome Ghosts of Ontario, both published by Samuel French, Inc. Other plays include Puppies with Papers, a finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Another Effing Family Drama, which premiered at the 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival and was chosen for Best of the Fringe.

Catherine Pelonero is originally from Buffalo, New York. She is a member of several professional writers organizations including the Actors Studio Playwrights & Directors Unit, Sisters in Crime, and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP.) She lives in Los Angeles.

Ellen Byron, Catherine Pelonero, Phoef Sutton, Lee Goldberg & Stephen Buehler, California Crime Writers Conference.
Ellen Byron, Catherine Pelonero, Phoef Sutton, Lee Goldberg and Stephen Buehler.

 California Crime Writers Conference

  June, 2015 - Los Angeles



Speaking with Linda Pellegrino on AM Buffalo

May, 2015

AM Buffalo 1