Tucson Festival of Books

Real-Life Lady Detectives

Meet the women behind the stories - and hear how they do it.

Mandy Matney

Mandy Matney is an independent journalist and media disrupter originally from Kansas City, Kan., who has worked for newspapers in Missouri, Illinois and South Carolina before launching Luna Shark Media and three chart topping podcasts, "Murdaugh Murders Podcast" (#1 now known as "True Sunlight") and "Cup of Justice" (#1)....

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Jana Monroe

Jana Monroe had a distinguished 22-year career in the FBI, where she held a variety of field investigative and operational roles, including special agent in charge in Phoenix and Los Angeles, and she was the first assistant director of the FBI Cyber Division....

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Sarah Viren

Sarah Viren is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and author of two books. Her essay collection, "Mine," was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay....

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Blood on Their Hands
Murder, Corruption, and the Fall of the Murdaugh Dynasty
Mandy Matney
True Crime
HarperCollins Publishers
November 2023
ISBN 9780063269217
272 pages
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Hearts of Darkness
My Life Breaking Barriers in the FBI and Fighting the Evil Among Us
Jana Monroe
True Crime
Abrams, Incorporated
October 2023
ISBN 9781419766114
320 pages

To Name the Bigger Lie
A Memoir in Two Stories
Sarah Viren
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Simon and Schuster/Scribner
June 2023
ISBN 9781982166595
304 pages
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