Edgar Award-winning Novelist and New York Times Bestseller C.J. Box Reading, Q&A, Booksigning Presented by the Yavapai College Southwest Literary Series C.J. Box’s book, Blue heaven won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Both Blue heaven and Nowhere to Run are currently being optioned for film.
Please Note: This is an offsite event at the Yavapai College Library, Susan N. Webb Community Room, Building 19, Room 147.
About the Author's Books
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must try to prove that his despised mother-in-law, Missy Alden, isn't guilty of murdering Earl Alden, her fifth husband, in Box's searing 11th Joe Pickett novel (after Nowhere to Run). Pickett's gruesome discovery of Alden's body is followed almost immediately by the stage-managed arrest of Missy by Sheriff Kyle McLanahan. Both Missy and Earl have done plenty to earn the enmity of their neighbors, so Missy's arrest benefits McLanahan's bid for re-election, but Pickett is surprised to find county attorney Lisa Rich already convinced the case is solid. Pickett could use the help of his friend Nate Romanowski, but they are on the outs. Meanwhile, Romanowski, hunted by the widow of a man he killed, finds his withdrawal from the world has endangered others. Box parlays a heady mix of Wyoming politics and the advent of wind power into a deadly brew. This engaging series just keeps getting better with each new entry. (Publisher's Weekly) …… A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother are on the run in the Idaho woods, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder--four men who know exactly who William and Annie are. And where their mother lives. Retired policemen from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the local sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children. Now there's nowhere left for William and Annie to hide…and no one they can trust. Until they meet Jess Rawlins. Rawlins, an old-school rancher, knows trouble when he sees it. He is only one against four men who will stop at nothing to silence their witnesses. But in this thrilling mystery novel from C.J. Box, these ex-cops don't know just how far Rawlins will go to protect William and Annie…and see that justice is done. Blue heaven is the winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
About the Author
Edgar Award-winning novelist C.J. Box is the author of fifteen books including the Joe Pickett series. He’s also won the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Barry Award. His short stories have been featured in The Best American Mystery Stories of 2006 and limited edition printings. Box has been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and his novels have been translated into 25 languages. Of Box’s most recent books, Cold Wind debuted at #10 on The New York Times Best Sellers list, and Back of Beyond debuted at #15. His twelfth Joe Pickett novel, Force of Nature, was published in 2014. Box’s first stand-alone novel, Blue heaven, won an Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2008 and has been optioned for film. Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter, and an editor. He co-owns an international tourism marketing firm with his wife Laurie. They have three daughters. An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He served on the Board of Directors for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Box lives in Wyoming. Find out more about C.J. Box »
Location: Street: Yavapai College Library Additional: Susan N. Webb Community Room, Building 19, Room 147 City: Prescott, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 86302 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)