Tucson Festival of Books

Experience Makes Great Mysteries


From Award winning newspaper reporting (Parker) to ranch hand/surveyor/fishing guide (Box) to associate maximum prison warden (L'Etoile) these three authors have been influenced by their varied career paths. Sit back and enjoy this high powered session as C.J. Box, T. Jefferson Parker and James L'Etoile discuss their latest best selling mystery/thriller books.


Panelists
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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James L'Etoile

James L’Etoile uses his 29 years behind bars as an influence in his award-winning novels, short stories and screenplays. He is a former associate warden in a maximum-security prison, a hostage negotiator and director of California’s state parole system....

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T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker is the author of 26 novels including "Silent Joe" and "California Girl," both of which won the Edgar Award for best mystery. When not writing, Parker likes to fish in Baja California, hike in San Diego and settle in for the evening with a good book....

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Books:
Three-Inch Teeth
C.J. Box
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
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

Face of Greed
James L'Etoile
Mystery / Thrillers
OCEANVIEW PUB
November 2023
ISBN 9781608095872
320 pages
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The Rescue
T. Jefferson Parker
Mystery / Thrillers
Tor Publishing Group
April 2023
ISBN 9781250793560
352 pages
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