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

They Wrote the Book on Mystery


Three of the genre's biggest names—J.A. Jance, C.J. Box and Nevada Barr—will discuss how the modern mystery has evolved over the course of their 62 books.


Panelists
Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr is an award-winning novelist and New York Times bestselling author. She formerly worked as an actress and park ranger, which inspired her growing number of Anna Pigeon mysteries. Barr has also written numerous other books, short stories and articles....

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C.J. Box

C. J. Box is the New York Times best-selling author of 27 novels, including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel, as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38, the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for Fiction....

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J. A. Jance

Inspired by Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series, J.A. Jance knew that she wanted to be a writer since she was in the second grade. J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series and five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family as well as a volume of poetry....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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