Tucson Festival of Books

2 Truths and a Lie


Three remarkable storytellers -- authors Craig Johnson, William Kent Krueger and Catriona McPherson -- have come to the festival to discuss their latest mysteries and share some of their favorite stories. Some of the tales are true, some aren't. We will try to decide which ones are which!


Panelists
Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the New York Times best-selling 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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William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota....

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Catriona McPherson

Catriona McPherson (she/her) was born in Scotland and immigrated to the United States in 2010, where she lives on Patwin lands. She writes preposterous 1930s detective stories, set in the old country and featuring an aristocratic sleuth; modern comedies set in a motel in the new country, specifically in a fictional (yeah, right) college town in northern California; and, darker than both of those (which is not difficult), a strand of contemporary psychological thrillers set in Scotland with a lot of Scottish weather....

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Books:
The Longmire Defense
A Longmire Mystery
Craig Johnson
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
September 2023
ISBN 9780593297315
368 pages
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The River We Remember
A Novel
William Kent Krueger
Mystery / Thrillers
Atria Books
September 2023
ISBN 9781982179212
432 pages
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Hop Scot
Catriona McPherson
Mystery / Thrillers
Severn House
December 2023
ISBN 9781448307692
240 pages
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