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

Then and Now


Best-selling mysteries from Dianne Freeman, Rosemary Simpson and Iona Whishaw all offer characters and situations that are faithful to their historical time and place, while at the same time appealing to contemporary readers.


Panelists
Dianne Freeman

Dianne Freeman is the acclaimed author of the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series. She is an Agatha Award and Lefty Award winner, as well as a finalist for the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award from Mystery Writers of America....

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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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Iona Whishaw

Iona Whishaw has been a youth worker, social worker, teacher and an award-winning high school principal, who continued with her writing throughout her working life. Receiving her master's degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, Whishaw has published short fiction, poetry, poetry translation and one children's book, "Henry and the Cow Problem....

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