Formal Bio

CP headshot small fileCatherine 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 New York's Pix11 with Marvin Scott, among others. She is a contributing writer for CrimeFeed.

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 served as a panelist at the California Crime Writers Conference in 2015. Most recently, she appears in the documentary film The Witness and the forthcoming TV series, Murderous Affairs.

Currently she is writing a book about the true story of serial killer Joseph Christopher, known in Buffalo as the "22-Caliber Killer" and in New York City as the "Midtown Slasher."

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

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