The Jordan Mayfair Mystery Series Available in Paperback and e-book

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Thanks to my publisher, Encircle, for circulating this message. Now all three of the mysteries are available in paperback and e-book.

Jordan Mayfair Mysteries

Encircle Publications is excited to announce that Phyllis Gobbell’s award-winning and critically acclaimed travel cozy mystery series, The Jordan Mayfair Mysteries, is available in paperback and ebook! Travel to France in Pursuit in Provence, visit Ireland in Secrets and Shamrocks, and enjoy Italy while reading Treachery in Tuscany, winner of the Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy Mystery. You can order this wonderful series from your favorite bookseller today!

Praise for the Jordan Mayfair Mysteries:

“…refreshing debut… seasoned with humor and evocative descriptions of magnificent historic sites, this whodunit should appeal to fans of both cozies and traditional mysteries.” —Publishers Weekly on Pursuit in Provence

“A visit to the verdant Irish countryside is marred by murder. The second in Gobbell’s travel series is filled with delightful descriptions of Ireland and offbeat characters…”—Kirkus Reviews on Secrets and Shamrocks

“Gobbell’s enjoyable sequel to 2015’s Pursuit in Provence takes Savannah, Ga., architect Jordan Mayfair and her travel writer uncle, Alex Carlyle, to Ireland. Jordan’s keen knowledge of architecture and history comes in handy in her efforts to uncover the truth. Fans of travel cozies will find plenty to like.” —Publishers Weekly on Secrets and Shamrocks

“If you enjoy travelling or have a special place in your heart for Tuscany, you’ll love this book. …the reader is treated to cooking classes, Italian cuisine, Italian wine and other drinks, cafes, piazzas, bridges, chapels, architecture, interesting districts of Florence, and, of course, an intriguing mystery. …a complicated mystery and an intriguing travel book.”—Susan Van Kirk, author of A Death at Tippitt Pond, on Treachery in Tuscany

“…a very engrossing mystery novel with interesting characters in a charming setting. …the author’s vivid descriptions made me feel as if I were there. This is an excellent read that I can strongly recommend.”—Jacqueline Seewald, author of Blood Family, on Treachery in Tuscany

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My day job is teaching English. Since 2002 I have served on the English faculty at Nashville State Community College, where I have taught courses in composition, literature, and creative writing. I am editor of the literary magazine, Tetrahedra. I earned my B.S. in Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received my M.A. in English from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, where the graduate program offered both creative thesis and scholarly thesis options. I submitted a creative thesis, a 90-page collection of stories entitled Listen to Me. Most of the stories have been published in literary journals and/or have received awards. My writing career spans three decades. My history of publication includes both fiction and nonfiction. I have published two novels and more than thirty stories and articles in literary journals, anthologies, and magazines. It was an honor for me when one of my stories appeared in HomeWorks in 1996. The anthology was a collection of works by Tennessee writers living at that time, including Alex Haley, Robert Penn Warren, and Peter Taylor. The highlight of my writing career occurred when I received the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Award in Fiction for 2006. Other writing achievements include the Leslie Garrett Fiction Prize awarded by the Knoxville Writers Guild, Tennessee Writers Alliance Short Story First Place Award, and the North Carolina Writers’ Workshop First Place Award in Creative Nonfiction. In 2005, I received a Pushcart nomination for my story, “Primates,” which was published in Bellevue Literary Review. My most recent award came from the Knoxville Writers’ Guild, the 2008 Creative Nonfiction First Place Award for my essay, “In the Car with Mother on Christmas Eve.” I am a founding member of the Tennessee Writers Alliance and served on its Board of Directors for ten years, including two terms as president and one as chair of the Board.

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