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

Canine and Equine Crime Fighters

Animals in mysteries not only provide a humanizing effect on the characters, but they also become characters themselves who help the plot unfold. Authors discuss their use of animals in mystery writing.

James Rollins

James Rollins is the author of the bestselling Sigma Force series, six individual adventure thrillers, the blockbuster movie novelization, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," the Tucker Wayne series, the Order of the Sanguines series and the Jake Ransom middle-grade series....

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Paula Munier

Paula Munier is a literary agent and the USA Today bestselling author of "Blind Search" and "A Borrowing of Bones," which was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She was inspired to write the Mercy Carr series by the hero working dogs she met through MissionK9Rescue, her own Newfoundland-retriever mix rescue Bear and a lifelong passion for crime fiction....

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Lisa Preston

Lisa Preston is a fiction and nonfiction author of eight books, including "Orchids and Stone," "The Measure of the Moon" and "The Clincher." Her most recent book is "Dead Blow," the second entry in the Horseshoer Mystery series....

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