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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.

James Anderson

James Anderson was born in Seattle and raised in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. He is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and received his master’s degree in creative writing from Pine Manor College in Boston....

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William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota....

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Michael McGarrity

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....

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