Tucson Festival of Books

Thomas Perry



Jo Perry

Thomas Perry is one of America's premier thriller writers and the Mysterious Press's best-selling author. His previous novel, "The Burglar," was set in Los Angeles. In a New York Times Book Review By the Book interview, Stephen King named Perry among a list of "unheralded writers" we should be reading. His newest novel is "Murder Book."

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Awards: Edgar Award, Barry Award (twice)


Scheduled events:
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
Thomas Perry
"Murder Book": A thrilling and suspenseful tour of crime-addled midwestern towns, "Murder Book" is signature Thomas Perry, with characters you won't soon forget, crisply-described action sequences, and breathlessly-tense plotting that will keep you racing through the pages.

Mostly Books, Booth #241 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 4, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Thomas Perry
From Page to Soundstage
Lights! Camera! Authors! In this session, three authors whose books or writing have been adapted for television or movies will discuss the pluses and minuses in working with Hollywood. How did the response to these projects impact their writing?

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Rincon Room (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Robert Crais, Craig Johnson, Thomas Perry
Moderator: Anne Hillerman
Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrillers
It's no mystery why we should attend this session. Three of mystery's most popular authors -- Thomas Perry (2023 Founders Award Receipient), Gregg Hurwitz and Yasmin Angoe -- will discuss how a good thriller evolves. Where do all these remarkable plots come from? Are the authors on the edge of their seats as they write? So many questions!

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Yasmin Angoe, Gregg Hurwitz, Thomas Perry
Moderator: Liz Dumitru

Books:
Murder Book
Mystery / Thrillers
MYSTERIOUS Press
January 2023
ISBN 9781613163832
420 pages

The Old Man
Mystery / Thrillers
Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
January 2018
ISBN 9780802127532
352 pages