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.
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Recent Past Author Events:
October 15: Barnes & Noble, St. Petersburg
June 15: Barnes & Noble, Ft. Myers
May 28: Macintosh Books, Sanibel
April 17: Writers Picnic, Largo
March 29: Macintosh Books, Sanibel
January 16: Barnes & Noble, Clearwater
Book signing event! December 3 from noon to 4 p.m. This one at Book Swap of Carrollwood, 11738 N. Dale Mabry Highway (in the Main Street Plaza near Villagio Cinemas). I'll be signing copies of "Mangrove Bayou" and also "Death Among the Mangroves". Stop by and meet Cynthia, Mirta and Linda — who run things. Oh, and meet me too.
Did a book signing at MacIntosh Books on Sanibel last Tuesday. One of my favorite bookstores because the staff, Susie, Rebecca and Lisa, are amazing. They know their customers, maybe not every one but, it seemed, most. Customers got hugs; one got some chocolate Rebecca had seen and bought with that person in mind. They knew what customers had last bought. In the middle of the day a UPS driver delivered about a half-ton of new books. I didn't see where they would put them but they managed.
One woman asked, with a German accent, if she could buy my book with a credit card. "Lady," I said, "this is Sanibel. You can buy ANYTHING with a credit card."
Thanks, as always, to Susie, Rebecca and Lisa for putting up with me.
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:
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