NPC Book Beat


with Phil Jason

May 2015 book beat pic

An Anecdotal Death, by Kinley Roby. Five Star. 310 pages. $25.95.

The tenth “Harry Brock Mystery” finds the game warden turned detective continuing to ply his trade in and near the Southwest Florida town of Avola. The place names Tequesta County and Avola allow Mr. Roby some imaginative space; many readers will quickly identify the setting’s originals as Collier County and Naples. More important than this identification is Mr. Roby’s worshipful perspective on the natural beauty and vulnerability of a patch of Florida wilderness that seems to be receding as the burgeoning town advances. Harry Brock works in both worlds, but he makes his home in a remote, simple dwelling on the edge of the Everglades.

Come between the covers with Phil:
Set in Southwest Florida, Harry Brock Mystery rises about the crowd | Phil Jason

Be sure to note the links to my reviews of other Harry Brock Mysteries.


NPC member Suzie Weinert is busy writing her third Garage Sale Mystery. Meanwhile, The Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel has already released the third installment of the series developed from Suzie’s fiction. It will be rebroadcast on June 10 at 9:00pm.  And the fourth movie will come out in the early fall.

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