Limestone Gumption: A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery (Hardcover)
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When Brad Pope returns to his boyhood hometown to confront his long-lost father, the 35-year-old psychologist becomes a prime suspect in the murder of cave diver, Big Jake Nunn. Whitecross, Florida, is known for its natural crystal-clear springs and underwater caverns where townsfolk die of natural causes, not murder. Until now. The psychologist's hopes of settling the debt with his father and reconnecting with his cantankerous Grandma Gigi are hindered by the surprised horror surrounding his father's whereabouts and sinister secrets of the Women's Preservation Club, founded by Grandma Gigi.
With its blend of humor and dark plot, Limestone Gumption witnesses beauty and brutality in a small Southern town. This fast-paced cozy mystery's twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat or make you fall out of it laughing.
"LIMESTONE GUMPTION gives us the pleasures of a mystery that keeps us guessing as well as a humorous look at small-town Southern life. Bryan Robinson has written a highly enjoyable novel!"--RON RASH, author of SERENA and THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT.
"Bryan Robinson's debut LIMESTONE GUMPTION leads you beside the slow-moving Suwannee River, seduces you with quirky small-town life, and then, just when you're reaching for another piece of Red Velvet Cake, slaps you upside the head with the outrageous antics of the Sisterfriends--Southern women who know how to take care of business. Welcome to Whitecross, Florida--the living is mostly easy but the dying can be complicated."--VICKI LANE, author of THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS and the ELIZABETH GOODWEATHER APPALACHIAN MYSTERIES
"Thrilling, chilling, funny, touching with rich Southern characters and spot-on dialogue--Bryan Robinson's LIMESTONE GUMPTION is the perfect novel. While turning page after page, I laughed, gasped, and even shed a few tears...I haven't read a book I have enjoyed this much since THE HELP."--DEL SHORES, Director/Screenwriter of the motion pictures SORDID LIVES; DADDY'S DYIN':WHO'S GOT THE WILL?; and SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES
"A captivating story plus evocative writing with compelling, quirky yet believable characters--and (thank Heavens) an authentic Southern voice. Robinson knows his way around a good story. Be sure to put this one on your To Be Read Pile."--TERRY HOOVER, author of DOUBLE DEAD
"This novel is funny, touching, and moving and has real heart at its core. The mystery around the Women's Preservation Club yields great energetic characters who give so much to the action. I love the sense of place, the river, and scenes outside the river."--TOMMY HAYS, author of THE PLEASURE WAS MINE and WHAT I CAME TO TELL YOU
"A wonderful yarn, as full of twists and turns as the underground caves Robinson writes about. Drenched in north Florida lore, with a terrific portrait of small town life and mysteries and great names like Lick Skillet and Ibejean Martin, this novel is so much fun!--POLLY PADDOCK, former book editor, THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER