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November 21, 2024 will be the book launch for PRODIGAL at Parnassus Bookstore. You can preorder on Amazon now. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

“ . . . themes of redemption and forgiveness. . .wonderful work . . .a great story.” Frank Mutuma reviewing for Readers’ Favorite

It’s so hard to come home.

PRODIGAL, a Southern novel that echoes an ancient Biblical story, is about a young man trying to come home to face his cowardice at a shooting, ten years earlier, and confronting family secrets that require struggle and sacrifice in order to find forgiveness and redemption.

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Notorious in Nashville Book Trailer

Notorious in Nashville published by Encircle Publication; Video courtesy of Donnie Lansdale

Notorious in Nashville – The fourth Jordan Mayfair mystery is available NOW, wherever you find your favorite books.

The old and new collide in Nashville. A crooked developer, Tommy Kahn, plans to demolish a historic building, the Eagles Nest, and build yet another sleek, new tower. At The Bluebird Cafe, where so many music careers have been launched, a washed-up drunk named Notorious interrupts Willow Goodheart’s performance, accusing her of stealing his song. Truth-teller Caleb Hunter, determined to shine a light on the corruption in new Nashville, is murdered, his body dragged from the river.

Jordan Mayfair finds herself immersed in it all when she comes to “Music City” with Alex, her travel-writer uncle, and learns that her daughter Holly, who works for Tommy Kahn, might be in danger…

Treachery in Tuscany – Winner of Killer Nashville‘s Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy Mystery 2019

In the third Jordan Mayfair mystery novel by Nashville author Phyllis Gobbell, amateur sleuth Jordan Mayfair and her travel-writer uncle arrive in Florence, Italy. She expects a 15th century convent to offer a safe and serene retreat from the crowded, touristy district of Europe’s premier Renaissance city. But the polizia municipale are on site, and one guest is soon dead. A suicide, police say. Jordan suspects murder.

A Nashville Author in Her Community

Phyllis Gobbell poses on the set of Today in Nashville for her mystery novel Treachery in Tuscany.

Phyllis Gobbell appears on Today in Nashville to talk about her latest mystery novel Treachery in Tuscany.

Phyllis meets her readers at a book signing for Secrets and Shamrocks, the second Jordan Mayfair mystery novel.

Nashville author Phyllis Gobbell with readers at her book signing of mystery novel Secrets and Shamrocks.
Phyllis Gobbell speaks to a full house at Parnassus Books in Nashville for her mystery novel Treachery in Tuscany.

It’s a full house at the iconic Parnassus Books in Nashville where Phyllis hosts a book talk and signing.

Mystery Woman Blog

Longing for a good read right now? Find more published stories from Phyllis Gobbell (P Gallaher) on the Mystery Woman blog.