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)

Location, location, location

Mystery is a genre in which the setting is as important as plotting and characterization. These writers excel at presenting a strong sense of place. Assistive listening devices available.

Cara Black

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of 17 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the guest of honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime....

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Sara Sue Hoklotubbe

Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is a Cherokee tribal citizen and the author of the award-winning Sadie Walela Mystery Series. She grew up on the banks of Lake Eucha in northeastern Oklahoma and uses that location as the setting for her mystery novels to transport readers into modern-day Cherokee life....

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Katayoun Medhat

Born in Iran and raised in Germany, Katayoun Medhat is an anthropologist and analytic psychotherapist. A PhD in medical anthropology led her to the Navajo Nation. Her debut novel ‘The Quality of Mercy’, a mystery featuring offbeat cop duo Franz Kafka and Robbie Begay, won the 2016 Leapfrog Fiction Award....

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