About Mangrove Bayou
Mangrove Bayou is a small gulfcoast Florida town located someplace south of Naples and east of the Moon and in the midst of the Ten Thousand Islands / Everglades National Park region..
Troy Adam is police chief and head of a small department. For such a small and remote town, Mangrove Bayou seems to be a hotbed of crime, both major and trivial. Troy and his small band of officers deal with it all, assisted or hindered by a collection of residents who redefine the term character.
Stephen Morrill writes about Mangrove Bayou in a series of police procedural mystery novels with a twist, as the Mangrove Bayou police force is small and the location remote. The books combine humor, weird characters, occasional social commentary, and serious police work, all taking place in a unique setting.
Read book samples here.
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January 14: Did a book signing at Book Swap of Carrollwood, in Tampa. Signed copies of "Mangrove Bayou" and also "Death Among the Mangroves". My thanks to Cynthia.
Had to laugh at one point. A customer kept insisting the name was "mango" as in "Death Among the Mangos" and turning my Mangrove Bayou police chief into the Florida Horticulture Detective. Come to think, that seems an unexplored niche in the mystery field. hummmm . . . I'll be planting some poinettias today. I'm thinking "The Poinsettia Poisoning" first in the Black Thumb mystery series.
"Professor Thumb, this man appears to have been done in by eating poinsettias."
"How would you know that?"
"Well, he's got about three pounds of poinsettia leaves stuffed into his mouth."
Thanks to Janet Groene, fellow ASJA member and Florida (and elsewhere) travel expert, for listing me among good company at Florida Five Best.
Upcoming Author Events:
Springtime and book signings. Great!
Friday, February 3, St. Petersburg from 6-8 p.m. Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Rd., St. Petersburg
(might be there a little earlier). Click here for the Facebook event listing. And a personal note: For some time now, these folks have had to deal with having the road torn up in front of their store. Let's turn out and support them!
Here's a list of recent past events:
January 14: Book Swap, Tampa
November 12: Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, USF St. Pete campus.
November 19: Sandman Book Company, Punta Gorda
November 22: MacIntosh Books, Sanibel
December 3: Book Swap, Tampa