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K. C. Constantine (a pseudonym for Carl Constantine Kosak; born 1934) is an American mystery author.

Little is known about Kosak, as he prefers anonymity and has given only a few interviews. He was born in 1934 and served in the Marines in the early 1950s. He lives in Greensburg, Pennsylvania with wife Linda.

Other than that, information is sketchy. He may have been a minor league baseball player (some even suggest that Kosak is a pseudonym for former Major League baseball player Phil Rizzuto) and he may have studied at the University of Iowa's writers' program in the 1960s. Other evidence suggests he never got near a baseball and instead was a journalist at a western Pennsylvania newspaper.

Kosak continued to work a day job until 1993, when he lost his job and turned to writing full time. He worked for several years as an English teacher at Seton Hill University (then Seton Hill College) in Greensburg, where he taught creative writing and composition, until his refusal to complete his Master's degree prompted his dismissal.

His most famous creation is Mario Balzic, police chief in fictional Rocksburg, Pennsylvania. Rocksburg is a by-product of Kosak's hometown McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Kosak is much more interested in the people in his novels than the actual mystery, and his later novels become ever more philosophical, threatening to leave the mystery/detective genre behind completely.

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Total Books: 56
Saving Room for Dessert
2002 - Saving Room for Dessert [Rocksburg, Bk 17] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780892967636
ISBN-10: 0892967633
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Grievance
2002 - Grievance (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780446678490
ISBN-10: 044667849X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Always a Body to Trade
2002 - Always a Body to Trade [Rocksburg, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781567921915
ISBN-10: 1567921914
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes
2002 - The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781567921922
ISBN-10: 1567921922
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 4

Blood Mud
2000 - Blood Mud (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781901982817
ISBN-10: 1901982815
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Grievance
2000 - Grievance (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780892966486
ISBN-10: 0892966483
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Blood Mud
1999 - Blood Mud [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786220311
ISBN-10: 0786220317
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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1999 - Dancing with Billy [Criminal Records S] (Hardcover)
Brushback
1998 - Brushback (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780783802534
ISBN-10: 0783802536
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Family Values
1998 - Family Values [Rocksburg Novels] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446605946
ISBN-10: 0446605948
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Good Sons
1997 - Good Sons [Rocksburg, Bk 12] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780446403542
ISBN-10: 0446403547
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Family Values
1997 - Family Values (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892965458
ISBN-10: 0892965452
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Cranks and Shadows
1996 - Cranks and Shadows [Mario Balzic, Bk 11] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446403535
ISBN-10: 0446403539
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Bottom Liner Blues
1994 - Bottom Liner Blues [Mario Balzic, Bk 10] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446403726
ISBN-10: 0446403725
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

La page blanche
1992 - La Page Blanche (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782868698605
ISBN-10: 2868698603
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Blank Page
1990 - The Blank Page (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780879237073
ISBN-10: 0879237074
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Sunshine Enemies
1990 - Sunshine Enemies (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892962884
ISBN-10: 0892962887
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Joey's Case
1989 - Joey's Case [Mario Balzic Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780445407862
ISBN-10: 0445407867
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself
1987 - The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780879236632
ISBN-10: 0879236639
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Man Who Liked to Look At Himself
1987 - Man Who Liked to Look at Himself (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780850317497
ISBN-10: 0850317495
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Upon Some Midnights Clear
1987 - Upon Some Midnights Clear [Rocksburg, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140094046
ISBN-10: 0140094040
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 6

UPON SOME MIDNIGHTS CLEAR A MARIO BALZIC MYSTERY
1986 - Upon Some Midnights Clear a Mario Balzic Mystery (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340381113
ISBN-10: 0340381116
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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