University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Solving the Crime

Melissa Del Bosque author of "Bloodlines," Philip Jett author of "The Death of an Heir" and Christine Pelisek who is known for her work detailing the crimes of the Grim Sleeper will discuss crimes and how they were solved. Assistive listening devices available.

Melissa Del Bosque

Melissa del Bosque is an investigative reporter with the Texas Observer and a Lannan reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. She has written about the U.S.-Mexico border since 1998 for various media outlets, including the Guardian and Time....

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Philip Jett

Philip Jett is a retired corporate and tax attorney living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has represented multinational corporations, CEOs and celebrities from the music, television and sports industries....

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Christine Pelisek

Christine Pelisek is an award-winning journalist who has been covering crime for almost 15 years, most recently for People Magazine. She influenced the investigation of a serial killer while working as a crime journalist for the L....

Melissa Del Bosque
True Crime
September 2017
ISBN 9780062448484
320 pages
$27.99, INSTOCK
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The riveting and suspenseful account of two young FBI agents in a pursuit of a drug cartel's most fearsome leader, Miguel Treviño Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he’s deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war. More/less

Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder that Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty
Philip Jett
True Crime
St. Martin's Press
September 2017
ISBN 9781250111807
320 pages
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The Death of an Heir is Philip Jett's chilling true account of the Coors family’s gilded American dream that turned into a nightmare when a meticulously plotted kidnapping went horribly wrong. More/less

The Grim Sleeper
Christine Pelisek
True Crime
Counterpoint Press
May 2017
ISBN 9781619027244
325 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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Christine Pelisek - petite, blonde, Canadian - seems the least likely reporter to have broken the story on the longest running serial killer west of the Mississippi. More/less

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