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
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."
People, place and plot trump process and procedure in Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series.
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.
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.
Mikaela Quinn, who heads the writing group Tucson Sisters in Crime, listens as JoAnn Bassett reads from her book "Lana'i of the Tiger."
Local author Darrell James autographed copies of an anthology with his story in it during a recent Sisters in Crime meeting.
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…
Dr. F. Mazda Shirazi of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center presents information on poisons and varied symptoms.
Michael Douglas stars as legendary pianist Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra" tonight. Expect lots of crazy costumes.
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…