Tucson Festival of Books

Masters of Mystery

Festival favorites C.j. Box, William Kent Krueger and Thomas Perry are masters at building tension that holds the readers on the edge of pivotal moments of the story. Today they will discuss their latest work and what keeps them coming back for more.

C.J. Box

C. J. Box has authored 24 Joe Pickett novels and eight stand-alone novels. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, Barry awards, Western Heritage and Spur Awards. "Joe Pickett" on Paramount+ and "Big Sky" are based on his novels....

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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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Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry is one of America's premier thriller writers and the Mysterious Press's best-selling author. Stephen King has said, "There are probably only half a dozen suspense writers alive who can be depended upon to deliver high-voltage shocks; vivid, sympathetic characters; and compelling narratives each time they publish....

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Three-Inch Teeth
C.J. Box
Mystery / Thrillers
February 2024
ISBN 9780593331347
384 pages
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A rogue grizzly bear has gone on a rampage—killing, among others, the potential fiancée of Joe’s daughter. More/less

The River We Remember
A Novel
William Kent Krueger
Mystery / Thrillers
Atria Books
September 2023
ISBN 9781982179212
432 pages
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Thomas Perry
Mystery / Thrillers
Penzler Publishers
January 2024
ISBN 9781613164778
336 pages
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