Tucson Festival of Books

They Have a Nose for News


Gwen Florio, Tod Goldberg and Hank Phillippi Ryan are award-winning journalists and bestselling authors of modern-day mysteries. Today we'll learn how their experience as journalists help sharpen their stories and their own story-telling.


Panelists
Gwen Florio

Gwen Florio is the author of a dozen novels that draw on her award-winning journalism. She has covered stories ranging from the shooting at Columbine High School to the glitz of the Miss America pageant....

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Tod Goldberg

Tod Goldberg is The New York Times best-selling author of 14 books of fiction, including the acclaimed Gangsterland series—"Gangsterland," a finalist for the Hammett Prize; "Gangster Nation," and "Gangsters Don’t Die"—the short story collection "The Low Desert," a Southwest Book of the Year, and "Living Dead Girl," a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize....

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Hank Phillippi Ryan

As an on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, Hank Phillippi Ryan has wired herself with hidden cameras, confronted corrupt politicians, chased down criminals, gone undercover and in disguise....

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Books:
Best Be Prepared
Gwen Florio
Mystery / Thrillers
Severn House
October 2023
ISBN 9780727850782
256 pages
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Gangsters Don't Die
A Novel
Tod Goldberg
Southwest Books of the Year
Catapult
September 2023
ISBN 9781640093041
384 pages
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One Wrong Word
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Mystery / Thrillers
Tor Publishing Group
February 2024
ISBN 9781250849496
352 pages
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