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)

Nontraditional Sleuths

Not all detectives are policemen or private investigators--some are people who are far from what one would expect--ex-cons, ex-baseball players or damaged veterans. Assistive listening devices available.

Leo Banks

Leo W. Banks worked in high school loading delivery trucks with the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe. In those days the Sunday papers were really heavy, so he switched from lifting to writing. He graduated from Boston College and earned a master's degree from the University of Arizona, where he later taught writing....

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Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton is one of the most acclaimed mystery writers in the world, and one of only two authors (along with Ross Thomas) to win Edgars for both Best First Novel and Best Novel. His Alex McKnight series includes two New York Times notable books, and he’s put two recent titles on the New York Times best-seller list....

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Nick Petrie

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story "At the Laundromat" won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal....

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Tucson Medical Center

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