Down by the Riverside
A Shady Grove MysteryBook - 2007
When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin buys a camper and sets off--away from her heartache and anger. While she is settling into Shady Grove, a camp site along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, a respected and well-liked man in the community seems to commit suicide for no apparent reason. Could his death somehow be connected to the ancient slave burial ground that he was researching? As Rose comes to know the diverse characters of this small community,she begins to unravel the mystery of why a man loses his faith and the consequences of his loss.
"Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing . . . This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade."
-- Kingston Observer
"Lynn's accomplished debut mystery is a righteous blend of spirituality and suspense."
"A pleasant voice, eccentric cast, and an offbeat story hooking into the old local slave cemetery are supported by strains of spirituality and Rose's journey of self-discovery."
-- Poisoned Pen Reviews
"In addition to Lynn's well conceived mystery, the novel is a gentle lesson in kindness and forgiveness."
-- Richmond Times-Dispatch
Jackie Lynn is a writer and journalist who divides her time between New Mexico and North Carolina. Writing under the name Lynne Hinton, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake , as well as the author of Hope Springs and Forever Friends (The Hope Springs Trilogy), among other books, and writes a monthly column for The Charlotte Observer . Visit her website at: www.LynneHinton.com