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Tucson Festival of Books: J.A. Jance's puzzlement

Tucson Festival of Books: J.A. Jance's puzzlement

News about the authors and behind the scenes of the Tucson Festival of Books.

September 29, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Tucson Festival of Books: The future of 'Longmire'

Tucson Festival of Books: The future of 'Longmire'

News about the authors and behind the scenes of the Tucson Festival of Books.

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Chat live with "Longmire" author

Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire mystery series on which the A&E TV series "Longmire" is based, chats online from the set of the TV series at noon today at live.azstarnet.com

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Characters are key

Characters are key

Craig Johnson in his '63 Ford pickup, Rez Dawg, on which he based the truck that character Henry Standing Bear drives. The character's truck breaks down frequently; Johnson's is a reliable, working-ranch truck. It has "Armstrong steering," he says. "Your arms get strong when you try to steer it."

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Characters are key

Characters are key

People, place and plot trump process and procedure in Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series.

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Mystery books are in their blood

Mystery books are in their blood

Southern Arizona is full of mystery. It's fertile ground for those who want to read or write a classic - whether it's a murder-on-the-first-page whodunit, a contemporary novel packed with heart-pounding action and tension or a thriller set in a faraway time and place.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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mystery books are in their blood

mystery books are in their blood

Elizabeth Gunn, middle, takes notes as Dr. F. Mazda Shirazi of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center discusses the science of poison during a Arizona Mystery Writers workshop.

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mystery books are in their blood

mystery books are in their blood

Mikaela Quinn, who heads the writing group Tucson Sisters in Crime, listens as JoAnn Bassett reads from her book "Lana'i of the Tiger."

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mystery books are in their blood

mystery books are in their blood

Local author Darrell James autographed copies of an anthology with his story in it during a recent Sisters in Crime meeting.

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mystery books are in their blood

mystery books are in their blood

Christine Burke, left, owner of Clues Unlimited bookstore, Fred Runk, Mary Stevens and Michael Ames recently joined for a discussion of "Silence of the Grave" by Arnaldur Indridason, a police procedural set in Reykjavik, Iceland. Mystery readers are often drawn to the cultural setting of var…

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mystery books are in their blood

mystery books are in their blood

Dr. F. Mazda Shirazi of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center presents information on poisons and varied symptoms.

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This week on TV

This week on TV

Michael Douglas stars as legendary pianist Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra" tonight. Expect lots of crazy costumes.

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This week on TV

This week on TV

DON'T MISS: "BEHIND THE CANDELABRA" - Odds are you won't be able to take your eyes off director Steven Soderbergh's luridly entertaining peek into the relationship between legendary pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his much younger lover, Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). The film follows th…

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