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

P.I.s vs. Cops


P.I. or homicide detective—what problems occur for writers who choose one or the other kind of protagonist?


Panelists
John McMahon

John McMahon studied creative writing at the University of Arizona. His second P.T. Marsh book, "The Evil Men Do," will debut at the Tucson Festival of Books. The New York Times named his first book, "The Good Detective," a Top Ten Crime Novel for 2019....

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Manuel Ramos

Manuel Ramos is a retired lawyer and the author of 10 published novels and one short story collection. For his professional and community service, he has received the Colorado Bar Association’s Jacob V....

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J. Todd Scott

J. Todd Scott was born in rural Kentucky and attended college and law school in Virginia, where he set aside an early ambition to write to pursue a career as a federal agent. His assignments have taken him all over the U....

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
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