Tucson Festival of Books

A Vacation to Die For


Meet Ellery Adams, Amina Akhtar and Mia Manansala, whose books describe vacations and celebrations gone wrong. Very, very wrong.


Panelists
Ellery Adams

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ellery Adams has written over 40 mystery novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. A native New Yorker, she now reads, writes, spoils her three cats, and rearranges her bookshelves in Chapel Hill, N....

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Amina Akhtar

Amina Akhtar is a former fashion writer and editor. Her satirical first novel, "#FashionVictim," drew rave reviews and acclaim and was covered in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, Entertainment Weekly, Fashionista, Book Riot, CrimeReads and more....

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Mia Manansala

Mia P. Manansala (MAH-nahn-sah-lah) is a writer and book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness and her millennial love for pop culture....

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Books:
The Vanishing Type
A Charming Bookish Cozy Mystery
Ellery Adams
Mystery / Thrillers
Kensington Publishing Corporation
January 2022
ISBN 9781496726445
304 pages

Kismet
A Thriller
Amina Akhtar
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
August 2022
ISBN 9781542034265
319 pages

Blackmail and Bibingka
Mia Manansala
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
January 2022
ISBN 9780593201718
288 pages