What is a Southern Mystery?

What is a Southern Mystery?

Southern mysteries are so much fun. Murder, fun? Yeah!


Southern mysteries pretty much take place south of the Mason Dixon line in a small town. These towns are full of cozy shops, quirky characters, clichés, and a lot of red herrings to keep you turning the page.

Have you ever been to a quaint town where everyone waves and greets everyone? Why do you think Stars Hollow from the popular Gilmore Girls series is so popular? What about those small town citizens?

There is nothing better than a quirky character in a southern mystery. She’ll bless your heart, fry it up in a skillet, and serve it to you on a piece of fine China with a glass of the sweetest iced tea to wash it down. These characters make you feel at home. You get to know these characters so intimately that when you pick up a southern mystery in their series, you actually feel like you’ve just pulled up a chair to sit for a spell for a visit.


These characters are also charming. You can’t help but laugh when you hear one of them say a cliché that you might not have heard. He’s tighter than bark on a tree. He’s as handy as a pocket on a shirt. These are only a couple of phrases you might come across that will put a smile on your face as you try to solve the crime before the author reveals.


Red herrings or clues to solve the southern mystery isn’t like your regular mystery. Southern mystery characters have all sorts of place over yonder and down the way that will have you on a goose chase to solve the crime.


If y’all like charming, funny, good home cooking, small towns, and a good snuggle in a cozy quilt with a dose of murder, be sure to pick up one of my books!

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