Tucson Festival of Books

Outsmarting the Bad Guys


It isn't easy for authors of modern mysteries to keep up with new era crimes, new era criminals and new era enforcement techniques. In this session, authors Deborah J. Ledford, Nick Petrie, D.M. Rowell and Mark Pryor will discuss how they manage to stay current. And stay ahead of the perps.


Panelists
Deborah J. Ledford

Deborah J Ledford is the award-winning author of "Redemption," book one of the Native American Eva "Lightning Dance" Duran series, set in Taos, N.M. Part Eastern Band Cherokee, she is an Agatha Award winner, The Hillerman Sky Award Finalist, and two-time Anthony Award Finalist for Best Audiobooks "Crescendo" and "Causing Chaos" from her "Smoky Mountain Inquest" series set in the great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina....

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Nick Petrie

Nick Petrie's first novel, "The Drifter," won the ITW Thriller and Barry Awards, and was nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Hammett Awards. He won the 2016 Literary Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and was named one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017....

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Mark Pryor

Mark Pryor is a former newspaper reporter from England, a retired prosecutor with the Travis County District Attorney's Office in Austin, Texas, and now a partner at the criminal defense firm of Cofer & Connelly....

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D.M. Rowell

Like her protagonist Mud, D. M. Rowell comes from a long line of Kiowa Storytellers within a culture that treasures oral traditions. She’s an award-winning and nominated producer/writer on several documentaries, including "Vanishing Link: My Spiritual Return to the Kiowa Way," seen on PBS and winner of TrailDance 2007 Best Oklahoma Documentary....

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Books:
Redemption
Deborah J. Ledford
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
September 2023
ISBN 9781662510472
366 pages
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The Price You Pay
Nick Petrie
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
February 2024
ISBN 9780593540558
432 pages
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Never Name the Dead
A Novel
D.M. Rowell
Mystery / Thrillers
Crooked Lane Books
February 2024
ISBN 9781639107209
Trade Paper, 320 pages
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Die Around Sundown
A Henri Lefort Mystery
Mark Pryor
Mystery / Thrillers
St. Martin's Publishing Group
July 2023
ISBN 9781250887740
336 pages
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