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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Becky Masterman

Becky Masterman's debut crime novel "Rage Against the Dying" received rave reviews in media such as the New York Times and NPR. It was shortlisted for Britain's Gold Dagger Award, and nominated for the Edgar Award for best first novel. Readers most enjoy the strong boomer protagonist Brigid Quinn. Her sequel, "Fear the Darkness" brought her even more fans. The third book in the series, "A Twist of the Knife," will be released March 14, 2017 and asks,"How far will you go to see justice served?"

"Wow. An absolute pleasure. Chilling, smart...and what a voice she has."--Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Gone Girl"
"Masterman lives up to her name in this masterly combination of compelling character and plot to keep the pages turning." --"Library Journal "(starred review)"One of the most memorable FBI agents since Clarice Starling as well as a killer debut thriller."--"Publishers Weekly" Pick of the week (starred review)

BECKY MASTERMAN, who was an acquisitions editor for a press specializing in medical textbooks for forensic examiners and law enforcement, received her M.A. in creative writing from Florida Atlantic University. Her debut thriller, "Rage Against the Dying," was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of 2013, as well as the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony awards. Becky lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband.

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Scheduled events:
Masters of Mystery
Three world-class mystery writers discuss their latest offerings.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: John Sandford, J. A. Jance, T. Jefferson Parker
Moderator: Becky Masterman
Becky Masterman
A Twist of the Knife, Edgar Award and CWA Gold Dagger finalist Becky Masterman's third Brigid Quinn novel, is the masterful follow-up to Fear the Darkness and Rage Against the Dying.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Becky Masterman
Just the Facts?
These writers blend fact and fiction to create suspenseful thrillers, but how much is fact and how much is invention?

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 120)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Becky Masterman, Thomas Perry, Ingrid Thoft
Moderator: Chris Burke

A Twist of the Knife
Mystery / Thrillers
March 2017
ISBN 9781250074515
Hardcover, 320 pages
$25.99, INSTORE
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"A crime novel that transcends the genre—a twisting, high-stakes story with characters so real and so recognizably human, that it breaks your heart a little. More/less

Rage Against the Dying
Mystery / Thrillers
June 2014
ISBN 9781250038166
Paperback, 307 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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FINALIST FOR THE EDGAR, MACAVITY, BARRY, ANTHONY , AND CWA DAGGER AWARDSBrigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn't have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. More/less

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