Tucson Festival of Books

Brendan Slocumb



David Bickley

Gordon W. Rosier / Roy W. Mainger

In 2022, Brendan Slocumb published his first novel, "The Violin Conspiracy," a Good Morning America Book Club Pick, about the riveting story of a young Black musician who discovers that his old family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius; when it is stolen on the eve of the world’s most prestigious classical music competition, he risks everything to get it back. In 2023, Slocumb published his second novel, "Symphony of Secrects," about a music historian who discovers that the world's greatest composer may have stolen the music from a neurodivergent Black woman—and the powers-that-be will do anything to silence the historian. Slocumb is now at work on his third novel, to be published in early 2025.

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Awards: Good Morning America Book Club Pick February 2022


Scheduled events:
The Search for Hidden Truths
Denene Millner, Brendan Slocumb and Katherine Reay will explore the complexities of layered story-telling ... where secrets are unveiled one-by-one and history takes unexpected turns. See why readers have come to love the hidden chronicles that enrich these novels.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Denene Millner, Katherine Reay, Brendan Slocumb
Moderator: Natalia Gabrielsen
Past Secrets
Jance, Rowell and Solcumb bring the mysteries of the past to light in their lastest mystery books.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: J. A. Jance, D.M. Rowell, Brendan Slocumb
Moderator: Jennifer Dornbush

Books:
Symphony of Secrets
A novel
Mystery / Thrillers
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2024
ISBN 9780593315453
448 pages

The Violin Conspiracy
Mystery / Thrillers
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
December 2022
ISBN 9780593315422
352 pages