Blood Mud

The Pittsburgh Novel

Blood Mud

A Novel by K. C. Constantine [pseudonym of Carl Constantine Kosak] (1934— ).

New York: The Mysterious Press of Warner Books, 1999. 375 pages.
Blood Mud is the 15th case in the largest and best-known series of Western Pennsylvania police procedurals: the Mario Balzic Detective Novels (aka the Rocksburg Mysteries). Over 30 years, 17 titles were published...Read More »

John Hoerr

As a journalist and novelist, John Hoerr has written mainly about labor, industry, and politics in contemporary history. His best-known book, And the Wolf Finally Came: the Decline of the American Steel Industry (1988), is the definitive account of labor-management struggles preceding the near-extinction of American steel as well...Read More »

Book Review: The Mind At Work

The Mind At Work

By Mike Rose

Back in the day, I always finished my late night bar-hopping with breakfast. One favorite spot was a small diner where they usually had a short-order cook, a waitress, and someone doing whatever was needed. The whole place was maybe only 40′ long but it...Read More »

Book Review: Organize or Die

Organize or Die

A Novel by Laura McClure

By the title, you might believe this fast-moving mystery had something to do with unions. (you’d be right, and we’ll get back to that) But it’s more about people.
How boring would we be if we were all perfect and simple?…not...Read More »