Tucson Festival of Books

Nick Petrie


Sponsored by Bruce and Jane Ash

Nick Petrie's first novel, "The Drifter," won the ITW Thriller and Barry Awards, and was nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Hammett Awards. He won the 2016 Literary Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and was named one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017.  "Light It Up" was named the Best Thriller of 2018 by Apple Books. Both "Light it Up" and "The Wild One" were shortlisted for the Barry Award.

His books in the Peter Ash series are "The Drifter," "Burning Bright," "Light It Up," "Tear It Down," "The Wild One," "The Breaker" and "The Runaway." A husband and father, he has worked as a carpenter, remodeling contractor and building inspector. He lives in Milwaukee, where he is hard at work on the next Peter Ash novel.

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Awards: International Thriller Writer Award, Barry Award for Best First Novel, WLA Literary Award (2017), and Apple iBooks Thriller of the Year. Shortlisted for Edgar, Hammett, and Anthony Awards.


Scheduled events:
Into the Shadows
Join three outstanding mystery authors discussing unforgettable characters, how they create their stories, and what inspires them to write into the shadows.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: E.A. Aymar, Stephen Mack Jones, Nick Petrie
Moderator: Pamela Schuster
Outsmarting the Bad Guys
It isn't easy for authors of modern mysteries to keep up with new era crimes, new era criminals and new era enforcement techniques. In this session, authors Deborah J. Ledford, Nick Petrie, D.M. Rowell and Mark Pryor will discuss how they manage to stay current. And stay ahead of the perps.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Deborah J. Ledford, Nick Petrie, Mark Pryor, D.M. Rowell
Moderator: Dianne Freeman
Unlikely Heroes
Lou Berney, Margot Douaihy, Nick Petrie and Mark Pryor excel at crafting stories that twist and turn. And sometimes who you least expect can save the day.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lou Berney, Margot Douaihy, Nick Petrie, Mark Pryor
Moderator: Shannon Baker

Books:
The Price You Pay
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
February 2024
ISBN 9780593540558
432 pages
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The Runaway
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
July 2022
ISBN 9780525535522
480 pages