Tucson Festival of Books

Unlikely Heroes


Lou Berney, Margot Douaihy, Nick Petrie and Mark Pryor excel at crafting stories that twist and turn. And sometimes who you least expect can save the day.


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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Margot Douaihy

Margot Douaihy lives in Northampton, Mass. and teaches creative writing at Emerson College. She is the author of the crime novel "Scorched Grace," which was named a best book of 2023 by Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, BookPage and Marie Claire, among others....

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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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Books:
Dark Ride
A Thriller
Lou Berney
Mystery / Thrillers
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780062663863
256 pages
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Blessed Water
A Sister Holiday Mystery
Margot Douaihy
Mystery / Thrillers
Zando
March 2024
ISBN 9781638930266
288 pages

The Price You Pay
Nick Petrie
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
February 2024
ISBN 9780593540558
432 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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