Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Holly Springs native Marie Moore pens murder mystery

    Marie Moore joins the ranks of Mississippi authors with her soon-to-be-released book, "Shore Excursions."
    If the book is successful she plans a series to feature Sidney Marsh, a Mississippian transplant in New York who works as a travel agent. Travel is a tough business these days, but Marsh succeeds by organizing and leading group tours. When the grim reaper visits a couple of her tour participants, Marsh insists on finding out what happened.
    I haven't had a chance to read the book yet as it hasn't been released. A few lucky souls who are higher on Marie's list have gotten review copies, and the book has received generally favorable reviews. The review can be found here.
    Like many authors, Moore shares some of her personal experiences through her writing. She had her own travel agency in Holly Springs for many years, and got out of the business just as airline tickets started being booked over the Internet. So she has a good sense of timing! Her husband's works as an immigration judge took them to New York for several years. So her personal experiences should allow her to bring some life to her fictional character, Sidney Marsh.
    In any event, I'm looking forward to reading Marie's maiden book offering. My understanding is we won't have to wait very long for a sequel. The next book in the series, Game Drive, is in the final editing stages. If all goes well, it will be released by the end of the year.
    Good luck Marie from your former student, your former Memphis Press-Scimitar delivery boy, your former travel agency customer and your old friend!

1 comment:

Col. Reb Sez said...

Marie left me a nice phone message. She said I wasn't "low" on her list, and that the only advance copies of her book were sent out by the publisher to various critics. So I feel better about that!