University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Shelley Costa

Portrait Innovations

Shelley Costa is the author of the Agatha Award-nominated "You Cannoli Die Once" (Simon and Schuster 2013). Book Two in the series, "Basil Instinct" (Simon and Schuster 2014), was released in June 2014. In 2004 she was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Short Story. Her mystery stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Blood on Their Hands,The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, and Crimewave (UK). Shelley teaches fiction writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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Scheduled events:
Malice Domestic
Catastrophe, small town style.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shelley Costa, Mette Ivie Harrison, Thomas Perry
Moderator: Chris Burke
Shelley Costa

Clues Unlimited, Booth #443 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Shelley Costa
WORKSHOP: Constructing Cozy Mysteries
What's a "Cozy," how does it differ from other kinds of mysteries, and why is it your best chance to break into the mystery writing field? Join Agatha Award nominee Shelley Costa in a lively session about the key elements that are the hallmarks of this popular form of the mystery novel.

Integrated Learning Center Room 137 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Shelley Costa

A Killer's Guide to Good Works
Mystery / Thrillers
Henery Press
September 2016
ISBN 9781635110616
Paperback, 258 pages
$15.95, INSTOCK
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"A smart, even sly, tale of relics and rituals, truth and lies, prophecy and forgery that will keep you turning pages late into the night. More/less

You Cannoli Die Once
Mystery / Thrillers
ISBN 9781476709352
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
$7.99, INSTORE
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After 76-year-old restaurant owner Maria Pia Angelotta is suspected of murdering her boyfriend in the kitchen of her Philadelphia-area eatery, it is up to her granddaughter--and head chef--Eve Angelotta to find the true killer and exonerate her. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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