There are now 18 mysteries in the series. Although written by many different authors, each story is tied together by the wonderful, fictitious hill town in Texas, and the intricate variety of characters. We are proud to announce that from now until the 8thof December, Magnolia Bluff is being featured by Lone Star Literary: https://www.lonestarliterary.com/holiday-gift-guide.
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Last year I had the honor of being asked to join a group of authors devoted to improving and promoting fellow authors. As things can happen, after many months, this group evolved into The Underground Authors, publishing an anthology of short mystery stories: Beyond the Sea, Stories from the Underground. https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Sea-Underground-Charles-Breakfield-ebook/dp/B093DRG1ZK/
We had such fun we decided on a much larger undertaking: nine full-length novels set in a small Texas hill town we named Magnolia Bluff. Within this town, we’ve written our own characters and plot lines so each book intertwines Magnolia Bluff with some of our individual characters giving a really cool cohesiveness to the series. With that said, this book is dedicated to my fellow authors, CW Hawes, Caleb Pirtle, James Callan, Linda Pirtle, Grace Marshall, Richard Schwindt, Charles Breakfield, Roxanne Burkey, Mike Clifton, Jinx Schwartz.
On day one of Father Frank’s first vacation in four years, a man says to him, “I’m gonna kill you.”
Then suddenly, the threat of violence includes another person. Now, Father Frank knows something must be done. But since the threat came via the confessional, he can’t tell the police. He can’t even tell the other person who is in danger. Father Frank is pretty much on his own.
And to make matters worse, all this happens in Magnolia Bluff, a beautiful Texas Hill Country town, but a place Father Frank has just come to visit. He doesn’t know the people; he doesn’t know the town, and he certainly doesn’t have a clue who is issuing the threat.
His vacation hasn’t started well, and if he can’t stop this man from killing, it will end suddenly - and much worse.
Can lyrics from Jimmy Buffett’s songs help Bliss solve a month-old murder?
The Texas hill town of Magnolia Bluff looms as a mere distraction for Bliss Jager when the new-to-her motorcycle breaks down under a banner publicizing the annual persimmon festival. Her other thought at the time: What in the world is a persimmon?
Only in town an hour, she’s offered pizza-for-life and a job at Doyle’s General Store. The job comes with two perks: a yellow throat toucan, which is odd enough, but add to that the ghost of Merrick Doyle and life takes a vociferously strange turn. The fatherly man is friendly and much loved, and related to most everyone in town. Trouble is, he’s been dead a month. Townspeople think he died of natural causes but he insists he was murdered.
Can Bliss expose the killer before people find out she’s been getting clues from a ghost, and um…a toucan? More important, can she find the killer before the killer finds her?
Death Stalks a Small Town.
Magnolia Bluff waits.
May twenty third is coming.
Somebody always dies on May twenty-third.
No one knows.
A killer walks in the shadows.
The killer is ready to strike again.
Secrets, gossip, and a murder that could reveal all.Harry Thurgood just wants a quiet life, and to leave his past in the past. And he thinks he’s found the perfect place in sleepy Magnolia bluff, Texas. Until the murder of a prominent citizen threatens to let the skeletons out of his closet.Quiet and unassuming, the Reverend Ember Cole wants nothing more than to be a good pastor to her congregation. And when her friendship with Harry threatens her job, she has to choose between friendship and the church.However, when the murder is pinned on Ember, Harry decides he and Ember have to find the real killer to keep Ember out of jail and Harry’s past in the past.But when Harry and Ember are almost killed in a hit and run, they realize the killer will stop at nothing to avoid being found. Even if he has to kill again.Death Wears a Crimson Hat by CW Hawes is the first book in the new multi-author crime series: The Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles. Each book in the series will be written by one of The Underground Authors and will feature action, suspense, humor, and, of course, murder.Get in on the action today, and see if you can solve the mystery!