Tucson Festival of Books

Sujata Massey


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Sujata Massey is the author of 17 novels, two novellas and numerous short stories that have been published in 18 countries. Her novels have won the Agatha, Lefty, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark prizes and been finalists for the Edgar, Anthony and Harper Lee literary awards. Massey writes mystery and suspense fiction set in pre-Independence India, as well as a modern mystery series set in Japan. Her new book is "The Mistress of Bhatia House."

Born in England to parents from India and Germany, Massey was raised primarily in St. Paul, Minn., although her home for almost 30 years has been Baltimore, Md. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University and wrote features for the Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper before becoming a novelist.

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Awards: Macavity Award, Agatha Award(given at Malice Domestic Convention), Mary Higgins Clark Award (part of the Edgars), Bruce Alexander Prize (part of the Lefty Awards at Left Coast Crime)

Communities: Asian American, Mixed Race


Scheduled events:
Wide, Wide World of Mysteries
No matter what country you name, chances are one of these three authors have been there ... and done that. In this session, they will explore the ways international settings help spice their mysteries.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 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: Sujata Massey, Catriona McPherson, Erica Ruth Neubauer
Moderator: Dianne Freeman
Fighting for Justice
Three authors talk about characters that fight for justice while solving fascinating crimes!

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  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 Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sujata Massey, Joshua Moehling, Lev Rosen
Moderator: Catriona McPherson
Mid-Century Murders
As if crafting a clever mystery weren't enough, authors Bruce Borgos, Sujata Massey and Lev Rosen set their stories in eras before cellphones. Three expert mystery writers discuss what it takes to set a story in another century.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bruce Borgos, Sujata Massey, Lev Rosen
Moderator: Susan Fifer

Books:
The Mistress of Bhatia House
Mystery / Thrillers
Soho Press
July 2023
ISBN 9781641293297
432 pages
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The Bombay Prince
Mystery / Thrillers
Soho Press
May 2022
ISBN 9781641293501
360 pages