Kathy McIntosh

Kathy McIntosh has loved words since her father quoted limericks and her mother shouted, “Not in front of the girls!” Her father introduced her to "The Little Engine That Could" and Mark Twain and her mother instilled her love of mysteries and music.

Her parents also inspired McIntosh's love of nature. She grew up in southern California and her family spent vacations camping throughout the Western United States, finding the most joy in the red rock country of Arizona and southern Utah.

Now McIntosh lives in Tucson, Ariz., a delighted transplant after many years in Idaho. She is enjoying the scenery change from cottonwoods to cactus. When not enjoying the outdoors or cozied up reading, she loves to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines.

A co-founder of the popular mystery lovers’ conference, Murder in the Grove in Boise, Idaho, McIntosh is a member of Tucson Sisters in Crime, Arizona Mystery Writers, Society of Southwestern Authors and International Thriller Writers.

Her most recent book is "Murder, Sonoran Style."

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Murder, Sonoran Style
Mystery / Thrillers
Dogged Kat Press
May 2019
ISBN 9780999293027
256 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A too-close encounter with murder in the desert turns a guide into a gumshoe. A fresh start turns sour when Gabe Ramsay, new partner in an eco-tour company in southeastern Arizona, finds the man he recently fought with dead, stabbed with Gabe's skinning knife. More/less

Foul Wind
Mystery / Thrillers
Dogged Kat Press
September 2015
ISBN 9780692525692
300 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Noses wrinkle in Hancock, Idaho, when a foul wind blows from the new wind turbine at a nearby hog farm. More/less

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