Winner of the Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel, a delightful Nashville cozy featuring a plucky sleuth and the beyond-the-grave machinations of a country star.
For almost 30 years, visual artist H.C. Porter’s environmental portraits have captured the human spirit of her neighbors and everyday Mississippians. In December 2010, Porter set out to document Mississippi’s living blues legends through Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends, a collection of 31 paintings and coinciding oral histories collected by collaborator Lauchlin Fields. For more than two years, Porter and Fields traveled the entire state documenting the current landscape of blues in Mississippi, the birthplace of America’s most authentic music form.
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.
From one of the most talented fiction writers at work today: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues record collecting, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past.
Appointed to conquer the “crime capital of the world,” the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection.
From Boss Crump to King Willie offers an in-depth look at the vital role that race played in the political evolution of Memphis, from the rise of longtime political boss Edward Hull Crump to the election of Dr. Willie Herenton as the city’s first black mayor. Filled with vivid details on the workings of municipal politics, this accessible account by veteran journalist Otis Sanford explores the nearly century-long struggle by African Americans in Memphis to secure recognition from local leaders and gain a viable voice in the city’s affairs.