Tucson Festival of Books

Only the Plot is a Mystery

In this session, we will meet three bestselling authors known for long-running series of mysteries. Why do readers keep coming back for more? Are our authors tempted to try something new? Their secrets are safe with us!

Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron is the award-winning author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including the most recent in the series, "Hachet Island." Doiron is Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Waine....

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Charlaine Harris

Born in the Mississippi Delta, her father was a farmer and then a school principal, and her mother was a librarian. Charlaine Harris was educated at public schools and attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn....

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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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Hatchet Island
Paul Doiron
Mystery / Thrillers
St. Martin's Publishing Group
June 2022
ISBN 9781250235138
320 pages

Dead But Not Forgotten
Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse
Charlaine Harris, Toni L. P. Kelner
Mystery / Thrillers
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Incorporated
January 2023
ISBN 9781625675675
302 pages

The Beekeeper's Apprentice
or, On the Segregation of the Queen
Laurie King
Mystery / Thrillers
May 2014
ISBN 9781250055705
368 pages