Tucson Festival of Books

Tracy Clark


Tracy Clark, a native Chicagoan, is the author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series, featuring ex-cop turned PI Cassandra Raines. A multi-nominated Anthony, Lefty, Edgar, Macavity, and Shamus Award finalist, Tracy is also the 2020 and 2022 winner of the G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award and the 2022 Sara Paretsky Award, which honors crime writers from the Midwest. Tracy was also nominated for the 2022 Edgar for Best Short Story for “Lucky Thirteen,” which was included in the crime fiction anthology “Midnight Hour.” She is a proud member of Crime Writers of Color, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and serves on the boards of Bouchercon National and the Midwest Mystery Conference. HIDE, her new, police procedural, featuring Det. Harriet Foster of the Chicago Police Department, released in January 2023. The second entry in that series, FALL, releases in 2024. Tracy loves old black-and-white movies, a good nap, and a really spicy ginger snap served with ice-cold milk. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing and admits to finding characters in the most unusual places.

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Awards: A multi-nominated Anthony, Lefty, Edgar, Macavity, and Shamus Award finalist, Tracy is also the 2020 and 2022 winner of the G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award and the 2022 Sara Paretsky Award, which honors crime writers from the Midwest. Tracy was also nominated for the 2022 Edgar for Best Short Story for “Lucky Thirteen,” which was included in the crime fiction anthology “Midnight Hour.”

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
High Stakes, High Thrills
J.A. Jance, Laurie King and Isabella Maldonado all write books featuring tough-minded women who get things done. Why did they choose women as their protagonists? What advantages does that give the story line? So many questions!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 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: J. A. Jance, Laurie King, Isabella Maldonado
Moderator: Tracy Clark
For Your (Private) Eyes Only
Three of mystery's most well-known stars -- 2023 Founders Award Receipient Thomas Perry joins Tracy Clark and Kwei Quartey to reveal how they're able to to stay up-to-date on investigative procedures. And how their characters always get their man ... or woman.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tracy Clark, Thomas Perry, Kwei Quartey
Moderator: Pamela Schuster
Pick Your Poison
The subtitle to this session might be Murder and Corruption and Lies, Oh My. S.A. Cosby, Tracy Clark and Wanda Morris have come to the festival with very different mysteries. Different plots. Different protagonists. We can pick our poison.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tracy Clark, S. A. Cosby, Wanda Morris
Moderator: John Copenhaver
Wait for It, Wait for It …
Three of our favorite authors — Tracy Clark, Sean Doolittle and Devon Mihesuah — keep us on the edge of our seats until the last page. How do they know when it’s time to reveal whodunit?

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 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: Tracy Clark, Sean Doolittle, Devon Mihesuah
Moderator: Terry Shames

Books:
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Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781542037570
380 pages

Broken Places
Chicago Mystery #1
Mystery / Thrillers
Kensington
June 2021
ISBN 9781496714886
448 pages