Tucson Festival of Books

Wild West Mysteries


Those of us living in the West have good reason to love whodunits set on the sundown side of the Mississippi. But these three authors appeal to readers everywhere. Why do stories set in the West have such appeal? Let's ask!


Panelists
Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, and his novella "Spirit of Steamboat" was the first One Book Wyoming selection....

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Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. Active within the writing community, Mizushima serves as past president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime and Women Writing the West....

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Terry Shames

Terry Shames writes the award-winning, critically acclaimed Samuel Craddock series, set in the fictitious town of Jarrett Creek, Texas. The books have been finalists for numerous awards, including The Strand Critics Award, The Lefty Award and the Macavity Award....

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Books:
Hell and Back
A Longmire Mystery
Craig Johnson
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
September 2022
ISBN 9780593297285
352 pages

Striking Range
A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
Margaret Mizushima
Mystery / Thrillers
Crooked Lane Books
September 2022
ISBN 9781639102426

Murder at the Jubilee Rally #9
Samuel Craddock Mysteries #9
Terry Shames
Mystery / Thrillers
Severn House Publishers, Limited
October 2022
ISBN 9781448309344
256 pages