Writing Delicious Southern Mysteries
A Perfect Bind
A Dead Body.
A Library in Shambles.
And a Town Drowning in Rumors.
"A librarian's guilty secret is imperiled when murder stalks the library. ... It’s not easy to guess the killer in this amusing cozy filled with romantic angst and peculiar characters." ~ Kirkus Reviews
Available Sept 28, 2021 in Hardcover, Audio, and Ebook
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The Broken Spine
“Small-town Southern librarian Trudell Becket is destined to become a favorite of all book lovers. With the aid of friends and her own knowledge of Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L. Sayers as inspiration, she, like librarians everywhere, gets the job done.”~ Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author of Cat Me if You Can
Available NOW in Paperback, Hardcover, Large Print, Audio, and Ebook
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The Southern Chocolate Shop Mysteries
Asking for Truffle
Playing with Bonbon Fire
In Cold Chocolate
Bonbon with the Wind
The White House Gardener Mysteries
Flowerbed of State
The Scarlet Pepper
Oak and Dagger
Ms. Starr's Most Inconvenient Change of Heart
Birds in Paradise
Mystery author Dorothy St. James was born in New York but raised in South Carolina. She is a former Folly Beach beach bum. And now is a hectic suburb mom, living in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, with her husband, precocious daughter, slightly (OK, terribly) needy dogs, and the friendliest cat you'd ever meet. Though writing has always been a passion for her, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and a graduate degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning. She put her educational experience to use, having worked in all branches and all levels of government including local, regional, state, and federal. She even spent time during college working for a non-profit environmental watchdog organization.
Switching from government service and community planning to fiction writing wasn't as big of a change as some might think. Her government work was all about the stories of the people and the places where they live. As an urban planner, Dorothy loved telling the stories of the people she met. And from that, her desire to tell the tales that were so alive in her heart grew until she could not ignore it any longer. In 2001, she took a leap of faith and pursued her dream of writing fiction full-time.
* Dorothy St. James is the alter-ego of award-winning multi-published author, Dorothy McFalls. She enjoys writing in several different genres. Her works have been nominated for many awards including: Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Reviewers International Organization Award, National Reader's Choice Award, CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, and The Romance Reviews Today Perfect 10! Award. Reviewers have called her work: "amazing", "perfect", "filled with emotion", and "lined with danger."
"The heroine has enough problems to fill several books. But this one has a neat mystery, a touch of romance, and a real feel for the Carolina shagging lifestyle."
for Playing with Bonbon Fire
Join me on my virtual blog tour for the release of A Perfect Bind
September 28 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST
September 28 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
September 29 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW
September 30 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
September 30 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 1 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 1 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
October 2 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
October 2 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
October 3 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
October 3 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 4 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 4 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 5 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW
October 5 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – SPOTLIGHT
October 6 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT
October 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
October 7 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 7 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST
October 8 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT
October 8 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
October 9 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 9 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT
October 10 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
October 10 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 11 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
October 11 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT
January 2021: The Broken Spine, the first book in the Secret Bookroom Mysteries will be published by Berkley Prime Crime.
December 2019: Bonbon With the Wind comes out in ebook, hardcover, and paperback.
July 24, 2018: Asking for Truffle comes out in audio book.
July 6 - August 6, 2018: Asking for Truffle ebook edition is on sale for $1.99!
August 7, 2018: Playing with Bonbon Fire comes out in trade paperback.
September 11, 2018: In Cold Chocolate comes out in ebook and hardcover.