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Natchez mansion is setting for mystery and romance

Booksellers in Mississippi really like promoting Mississippi writers, and it isn’t difficult to do because, fortunately, we have an abundance of writers. Diane Shepherd, owner of Main Street Books in Hattiesburg, chose River’s Bend by Coast writer Charlsie Russell because she enjoys the author’s works. “It’s a great book for historical fiction and romance,” Shepherd said. “It’s set in a ...

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Book details sensational Laurel murder of 1935

In Mississippi we do like murder mysteries, and we like scandals, especially when they’re true. Hunter Cole’s book, The Legs Murder Scandal, is billed as ‘the engaging story of Mississippi’s Lizzie Borden and the sensational matricide that mystified the nation.’ If that doesn’t intrigue you, read on. In Laurel, in 1935, a daughter in a wealthy and troubled family stood ...

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Catfish Alley takes a different approach to friendship, understanding between races

Once again Mississippi’s troubled history of racism and timorous present-day understanding of it come to the forefront in “Catfish Alley,” a debut novel by Lynne Bryant. It’s pitched as a tale of “female friendship, endurance and hope in the South” and is yet another book that takes a shot at Junior League-ism. Diane Shepherd, owner of Main Street Books in ...

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