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Steven Cooper


Steven Cooper is the author of the Gus Parker and Alex Mills series of mysteries. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls "Dig Your Grave," his latest novel:"first-rate entertainment." A former investigative reporter, Steven has won multiple Emmy Awards and nominations, as well as a national Edward R. Murrow award and numerous honors from the Associated Press.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Steven has lived a bit like a nomad, working TV gigs in New England, Arizona and Florida, and following stories around the globe.

His book is "Dig Your Grave."

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Scheduled events:
Mid-Century Murder
Lou Berney, Martin Limon and Jon Talton set their mysteries in the 1960s and 1970s. Why then and not now? Let's find out!

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lou Berney, Martin Limon, Jon Talton
Moderator: Steven Cooper
Steven Cooper
Book signing

Clues Unlimited, Booth #480 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Steven Cooper
Some Like It Hot
Steven Cooper, Isabella Maldonado and Jon Talton have set their stories in Phoenix. No wonder they have been received warmly by readers of all ages!

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Cooper, Isabella Maldonado, Jon Talton
Moderator: Rosemary Simpson
Prescient Crime Solving
It is commonly believed that women are the ones blessed with uncommon intuition, but Lou Berney, Steven Cooper and William Kent Krueger all use characters who rely on a sixth sense to resolve their mysteries. How can that be, gentlemen?

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lou Berney, Steven Cooper, William Kent Krueger
Moderator: Steve Caine
Workshop: Solving the Mystery of Writer's Block
Mystery writer Steven Cooper will explore how every element of your story, from setting to plot to character to dialogue, can help you break through a writing block. You'll also learn that it's possible to get away from your desk and, at the same time, into your writing.

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Steven Cooper

Books:
Dig Your Grave
Mystery / Thrillers
Seventh Street Books
October 2018
ISBN 9781633884809
368 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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Detective Alex Mills turns to psychic Gus Parker to help him solve a series of baffling murders perpetrated by a deranged killer who leaves his victims' bodies and taunting clues in the cemeteries of Phoenix, AZ. More/less

Desert Remains

Seventh Street Books
October 2017
ISBN 9781633883536
400 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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Detective Alex Mills turns to psychic Gus Parker to help him solve a series of baffling murders perpetrated by a deranged killer who leaves his victims' bodies and taunting clues in the desert surrounding Phoenix, AZ. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

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Marshall Foundation

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