Let me tell you a little story.
Once upon a time, there was a young lady named Mary. A very lovely young thing, with soft blonde hair and a sweet smile and all that.
(No, this isn’t a romantic story. She was married. His name was Greg. He was dashing and handsome. They had a couple kids too, but that doesn’t figure into this, except peripherally.)
Mary loved to read.
She loved it so much, she got a job in a bookstore, so she could be around books all day.
She read everything, the way people who love to read do, but what she particularly liked to read were mysteries.
Like Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Peters and Carolyn Hart.
Ah, yes. Carolyn Hart.
The Death on Demand series, about Annie and Max Darling, and their mystery bookstore – Death on Demand – in South Carolina.
You know a mystery reader who works in a bookstore is gonna lo-o-o-ove Death on Demand, don’t you?
Fast forward a few years, and that lovely girl and her dashing husband retired, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
And guess what they did?
Yup, they opened their very own Death on Demand!
Only it’s called Mysteries and More.
That’s right: I’m talking about Nashville’s only mysteries-only bookstore: Mysteries and More in Lenox Village, and its owners, Mary and Greg Bruss: that sweet young thing herself, and her dashing and handsome husband.
Ask any writer who’s ever been to visit, and they’ll tell you it’s the second most magical place on earth, right after Disneyland. And maybe the North Pole.
Like the name implies, there are mysteries... new ones and old ones, vintage ones and previously loved ones. Adult mysteries, young adult mysteries, kid mysteries.
All kinds of mysteries, by practically any author you can imagine. Certainly a lot I’ve never heard of.
But there aren’t only mysteries. There’s more.
See, Mary likes books, but Greg likes other stuff.
Much of it quite... interesting.
Remember those mystery role-playing parties we used to have back in the 80s?
No, me either, but you can buy the games there.
Fancy a copy of Clue! The Movie? They’ve got it.
And you can buy notepads with old Nancy Drew covers on the front.
And BandAids that look like crime scene tape.
Knife sharpeners that look like dead people. (No, I’m not kidding. I bought one.)
Mystery themed jewelry.
Christmas cards with the likeness of Edgar Allen Poe.
In fact, in honor of the season, I think someone deserves a box of Christmas cards with the likeness of Edgar Allen Poe. In a puffy parka. With a red scarf around his neck. And a raven holding a sign saying “The North Poe.”
Who wants it?
About the Business :
- If you’re ever in Nashville, don’t forget to stop in at Mysteries and More, on Sunnywood Drive in Lenox Village. Greg and Mary are never too busy to hang out and talk mysteries. But if you don’t have any plans to visit Nashville, you can find them and their store on the web, at www.mysteriesandmore.net.
About the Author :
New York Times bestselling author Jennie Bentley/Jenna Bennett writes cozy mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, romance for Entangled Publishing, and whatever she wants for self-publication. Among other things, “whatever she wants” includes the Amazon bestselling Cutthroat Business mysteries, as well as "Act of Redemption," first book in a series of romantic suspense novels about the FBI’s Art Crime Team, ACT. For more information about her books, whether traditionally or self-published, please visit her website, www.jennabennett.com.
My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : August 2012
My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tall, Dark, and Divine
My Giveaways!! :
All giveaway ends December 1, 2012 at midnight. Make sure to only enter the giveaway(s) you are eligible for.
Giveaway Prizes from a few authors are for US residents only. [Click the book titles to find out info about them]
- An e-book copy of "Deadly Obsession" OR an e-book copy of "Deadly Addiction" WINNERS CHOICE to TWO randomly drawn people from Rafflecopter
- An Kindle e-book copy of "Face The Music" to FIVE randomly drawn people from Rafflecopter
- "The North Poe" Christmas Cards -- Click Here to get a look at them -- to one randomly drawn person from Rafflecopter
- An e-book copy of "The Booby Trap" to one randomly drawn person from Rafflecopter
- A hardcover copy of "Savage Worlds" to one randomly drawn person from Rafflecopter
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