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Edward Humes

Linda Ibbotson

Sponsored by Tucson Medical Center

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Edward Humes has written fifteen narrative nonfiction books, ranging from the true-crime best-seller "Mississippi Mud"to the critically acclaimed enviro-chronicle "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash," to the PEN Award-winning "No Matter How Loud I Shout," a narrative account of life and death inside Los Angeles Juvenile Court.

A former newspaper reporter at the Tucson Citizen before leaving for California and a job at the Orange County Register, Humes has taught for the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon; in the University of California-Irvine’s literary journalism department; and at Chapman University, where he taught feature writing. He has written for a number of print and online publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Readers Digest, the Oxford American, Glamour and Sierra. His narrative account of a troubled shelter for foster children for Los Angeles Magazine, “The Forgotten,” received the Casey Medal for Public Service.

His latest book, published in January 2019, is titled "Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn’t."

He splits his time between Seattle and Southern California with his family, three rescued greyhounds, and an angry cat.

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Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn’t
True Crime
January 2019
ISBN 9781524742133
320 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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Was a monstrous killer brought to justice or an innocent mother condemned? On an April night in 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her three small children. More/less

Mississippi Mud
True Crime
Gallery Books
July 2010
ISBN 9781439186657
434 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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NOW UPDATED WITH EXPLOSIVE COURTROOM DETAILS. . . . The riveting true-crime account of the heartbreaking murder that shook a Southern city to its corrupt foundation BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: After the fatal shooting of one of the city’s most prominent couples—Vincent Sherry was a circuit court judge; his wife, Margaret, was running for mayor—their grief-stricken daughter came home to uncover the truth behind the crime that shocked a community and to follow leads that police seemed unable or unwilling to pursue. More/less

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