Tucson Festival of Books

High Stakes, High Thrills


J.A. Jance, Laurie King and Isabella Maldonado all write books featuring tough-minded women who get things done. Why did they choose women as their protagonists? What advantages does that give the story line? So many questions!


Panelists
J. A. Jance

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 books. Born in South Dakota and raised in Bisbee, Ariz., she and her husband live in the Seattle area with their two long-haired dachshunds, Mary and Jojo....

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Laurie King

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes novels, five Kate Martinellis, two Stuyvesant-Greys, five standalones, novellas and anthologies. In 2022, King launched a new series featuring SFPD Inspector Raquel Laing....

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Isabella Maldonado

Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before turning to crime writing. A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina to attain the rank of captain in her police department, she retired as the Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics....

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Books:
Collateral Damage
J. A. Jance
Mystery / Thrillers
Gallery Books
March 2023
ISBN 9781982189150
320 pages

Back to the Garden
A Novel
Laurie King
Mystery / Thrillers
Random House Publishing Group
September 2022
ISBN 9780593496565
336 pages

The Falcon
Isabella Maldonado
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
June 2022
ISBN 9781542035620
319 pages