Make a Splash: Between the Rivers
There's a wealth of culture and history waiting to be discovered between Pittsburgh's famous three rivers. The City's fascinating story comes alive at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Bobby Renzo dreams of becoming a priest, or a baseball player, or a movie star as he navigates adolescence in the East Liberty of the 1950s and 60s.
Out of this Furnace
A family of Slovakian immigrants arrives in 1880s Braddock and ekes out a living in the mills along the river. Perseverance and hard work help three generations of the Kracha/Dobrejcak clan survive illnesses, accidents, and union unrest.
Pittsburgh police chief Richard Christie spearheads a dangerous narcotics investigation on Pittsburgh's North Side. A family of abandoned siblings complicates Christie's personal and professional life.
Pittsburgh author Hoerr spins a tale of labor unions, racketeering, and mill town politics in the Mon Valley during the Great Depression.
The Fall-Down Artist
First in the series of Inspector Carroll Dorsey mysteries (and probably the best of the bunch), the inspector investigates insurance fraud in Pittsburgh's Mon valley. Shady politicians, single-minded steel workers, a beautiful woman, and murder keep Dorsey guessing.
Our Lady of Immaculate Deception
Tough salvage yard owner Roxy Abruzzo is trying to keep her business legit in spite of the helping hand offered by some questionable characters.
Buell, a Pennsylvania town that might remind you of Brownsville, is the setting for a story of lost opportunities in a discarded community. Stir in a murder and a mother who never stops believing.
It's 1998 in East Liberty, and the Tolbert family struggles to make its community a better place, even as urban renewal threatens their small corner of Pittsburgh.