Mysteries and More is a fantastic mystery bookstore nestled in Lenox Village in southeast Nashville. Greg and Mary Bruss own the only brick and mortor bookstore in Tennessee dedicated solely to the mystery genre. And a great store they have. They invited me for a signing today which coincided with the third birthday of the store’s opening. I was met with a room full of people and – birthday cake to boot.
What a pleasure to talk with dedicated readers of mysteries and thrillers. But I know that the real reason they came was the “feel” of a community bookstore where books are displayed for accessibility, the chairs are comfortable, and the owners care about delivering the right book to the discerning reader. And there was cake.
After I talked about my writing of the Eli Branch series of medical suspence, and answered questions, and signed copies of Rupture and Public Anatomy, many of those in attendance did not leave. They congregated for fellowship
and discussion about books and reading. Life seemed to slow down for a while. Exactly how a bookstore should be.