Celebrating Memphis

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Summer sunsets over the Mississippi River, white dogwood blooms in the spring, brilliant red oaks in autumn, an occasional blanket of snow.  Four seasons in the Bluff City.  One thing is certain – Memphis has character – and that’s what I try to capture in my novels. 

From Beale Street to the Rendezvous, Front Street to the Arts District, a tour of Victorian Village, nights at the Peabody, Fourth of July in Tom Lee Park.  Then outwards to Tunica, Oxford, and the farmlands of West Tennessee, and a few surprises thrown in. 

I enjoy talking with Memphians about the setting of my books, as I did at my recent signing at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Laurelwood Shopping Center.  In my novels, I want to capture the good, the bad, even the occasional ugly. If RUPTURE and PUBLIC ANATOMY were movies, Eli Branch would no doubt be the star.  But in many ways, Memphis is the main character.

4 Responses to “Celebrating Memphis”

  1. Dean Griffin says:

    Just finished Public Anatomy. I enjoyed it very much. Good to see you Saturday, eventhough the visit was far to short. I hope to see you soon.

  2. Doris Risley says:

    How did I miss the message that you were a mystery writer?? I have read both “Rupture” and “Public Anatomy.” I have always loved reading mystery novels and these were among the best ever! I will not soon forget ‘Tobogganhead’ and wonder if any of our residents ever encountered such a patient. As I read the books, it was easy to picture you as ‘Eli Branch.’ I hope to have the opportunity to see you soon and have you sign my copies. – All the best to you and your family.

  3. Dean Griffin says:

    I suppose you got word that Davis Kidd in memphis had changed hands because of the bankrupcy. The store will remain open, but under a new name.

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