University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Reconstructing the Past

Historic novels are equal parts fact and fiction, and in this session three authors will discuss the painstaking research that formed the foundation of their recent mysteries.

Charles Finch

Charles Finch is the USA Today bestselling author of the Charles Lenox mysteries, including "The Woman in the Water." His first contemporary novel is "The Last Enchantments." Finch received the 2017 Nona Balakian Citation Award for excellence in reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle....

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Becky Masterman

A former acquisitions editor for a press specializing in medical textbooks for forensic examiners and law enforcement, Becky Masterman received her master's in creative writing from Florida Atlantic University....

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Rosemary Simpson

Rosemary Simpson's "What the Dead Leave Behind" is set in Gilded Age New York where the Great Blizzard of 1888 brings both disaster and independence to her wealthy and unconventional heroine. "Lies that Comfort and Betray" is the second in the Gilded Age Mystery series, followed by "Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets....

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Tucson Medical Center

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