Bluff City Mysteries


I am so pleased to announce that BLUFF CITY MYSTERIES will be available at a bookstore near you very soon!

BLUFF CITY MYSTERIES is an anthology of mystery shorts created by Memphis writer’s group Malice in Memphis.  Each short story is set in a well-known Memphis landmark.  The stories have a little bit for everyone: romance, humor, history . . . and of course, a challenging puzzle to solve.

All the stories in Malice In Memphis: Bluff City Mysteries are pure fiction, even if the locations in which they take place aren’t. Our mystery writers group, Malice in Memphis, is always looking for interesting local landmarks to use as settings for great mysteries. The characters who inhabit these places in our stories are also fictional, as are the things they do, both good and bad.

Mystery writers walk into a room for the first time and consider where we could most efficiently kill somebody in an interesting way. We discuss untraceable poisons in restaurants— and terrify the poor people who wait on us. We wonder whether the beam that runs across the ceiling in church would hold up a hanging corpse, and how long a dagger would have to be to puncture a heart.

We are essentially peaceful. We can always bump off unpleasant people in our writing. No reason to do it in actuality.

So don’t blame the blameless landmarks we’ve used.

Remember, it’s all fiction.

Thanks to all of our Malice members, both current and past . . . your energy flows through every page.  Thanks especially to our publisher, Allan Gilbreath and Kerlak Publishing.

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