University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Michael McGarrity

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Michael McGarrity is the author of 16 best-selling novels. "Tularosa," his 1996 debut novel, was a finalist for three awards, and began his popular Kevin Kerney crime series. In 2009, after 12 novels in the series, he paused to write a ground-breaking, historical prequel about the Kerney Family. His Amercian West Trilogy, consisting of "Hard Country," "Backlands" and "The Last Ranch," received wide-spread acclaim. With the recent publication of "Residue," he has returned to contemporary crime fiction featuring Kevin Kerney. Long-awaited by the many fans of the series, "Residue" brings Kerney's half-Apache son, Clayton Istee, front and center in the story.

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Scheduled events:
It's a Family Affair
Mystery writers always find family to be a good place to look for clues when trouble's afoot. James Anderson, William Kent Krueger and Michael McGarrity are all family guys. They'll explore why families are such a fertile ground for the stories they tell.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  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 (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: James Anderson, William Kent Krueger, Michael McGarrity
Moderator: Susan Cummins Miller
CSI Publishers Row
Michael McGarrity, Jeffrey Siger and Martin Walker often use the conventions of the police procedures in new and different ways. How do they stay current with modern techniques? Let's see their badge and find out!

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michael McGarrity, Jeffrey Siger, Martin Walker
Moderator: Cara Black
Michael McGarrity
Book Signing

Clues Unlimited, Booth #480 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Michael McGarrity

Mystery / Thrillers
W. W. Norton
October 2018
ISBN 9780393634358
384 pages
$25.95, INSTORE
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Retired police chief Kevin Kerney returns--this time as the prime suspect in a brutal cold-case murder.

Mystery / Thrillers
WW Norton
ISBN 9780393333992
304 pages
$14.95, INSTORE
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Disabled police officer Kevin Kerney is brought out of retirement by his ex-partner, Terry, whose son has disappeared from the White Sands Missile Range, and Kevin's love for his work is rekindled with the help of a beautiful Army officer. More/less

Named Sponsors

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

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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