Tucson, AZ *
For a spine-tingling thriller, check out J. A. Jance's latest novel, Fatal Error. Several U of A professors, including Aurelie Sheehan and Jason Brown, also have published novels and short stories. Other regional classics include Charles Bowden's Down by the River, Tom Miller's Jack Ruby's Kitchen Sink, James Griffith's Saints of the Southwest, and Richard Shelton's Going Back to Bisbee. The spring Tucson Festival of Books hosts a wide range of local and nationally known writers.