Tucson Festival of Books

Mid-Century Murders


As if crafting a clever mystery weren't enough, authors Bruce Borgos, Sujata Massey and Lev Rosen set their stories in eras before cellphones. Three expert mystery writers discuss what it takes to set a story in another century.


Panelists
Bruce Borgos

Bruce Borgos writes stories about families and the people who will do anything to protect them. If you enjoy contemporary fiction with themes of human struggle and the power of love, then you will enjoy Borgos' novels....

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Sujata Massey

Sujata Massey is the author of 17 novels, two novellas and numerous short stories that have been published in 18 countries. Her novels have won the Agatha, Lefty, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark prizes and been finalists for the Edgar, Anthony and Harper Lee literary awards....

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Lev Rosen

Lev Rosen writes books for people of all ages, including the Evander Mills series, which began with the Macavity Award winning "Lavender House" (Anthony finalist, Lambda finalist, Best Book of the Year from Buzzfeed, Library Journal, Amazon, Bookpage, and others) and continued with "The Bell in the Fog," (Publisher’s Weekly Editor’s Choice, Best Book of the year from Amazon, CrimeReads and Autostraddle)....

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Books:
The Bitter Past
A Mystery
Bruce Borgos
Mystery / Thrillers
St. Martin's Publishing Group
July 2023
ISBN 9781250848079
320 pages
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The Mistress of Bhatia House
Sujata Massey
Mystery / Thrillers
Soho Press
July 2023
ISBN 9781641293297
432 pages
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The Bell in the Fog
Lev Rosen
Mystery / Thrillers
Tor Publishing Group
October 2023
ISBN 9781250834256
272 pages
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