Tucson Festival of Books

Save the Children


In this panel, three expert writers explain how they craft their heart-racing mysteries about protecting the innocent. And why this matters.


Panelists
Lou Berney

Lou Berney is the author of the novels "Dark Ride," "November Road," "The Long and Faraway Gone," "Whiplash River" and "Gutshot Straight." His books have won the Edgar, Hammett, Steel Dagger, Barry, Macavity, Lefty and Anthony awards, and he has been a finalist twice for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize....

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Rebecca Hanover

Rebecca Hanover, The New York Times best-selling author of the young adult novels, "The Similars" and "The Pretenders," made her adult fiction debut with "The Last Applicant." After graduating from Stanford University with a bachelor's in English and drama, Rebecca joined the writing team of the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light," where she earned an Emmy Award....

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Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She's the Amazon Charts best-selling, Edgar-nominated, ITW Thriller, Anthony and Minnesota Book Award-winning author of young adult, magical realism, crime fiction, nonfiction and children's books....

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Books:
Dark Ride
A Thriller
Lou Berney
Mystery / Thrillers
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780062663863
256 pages
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The Last Applicant
A Novel
Rebecca Hanover
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
October 2023
ISBN 9781662513626
317 pages

The Taken Ones
A Novel
Jess Lourey
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
September 2023
ISBN 9781662507618
332 pages