Limestone Gumption

In an effort to bring to my readers' attention, other books they might like, today I'm featuring Bryan E. Robinson's Limestone Gumption.: A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery.

Cassandra King, author of The Sunday Wife and Moonrise says, "Limestone Gumption is a stunning comedic debut, a laugh-out-loud page-turner of a mystery populated by the most eccentric and hilarious characters I've encountered in a long, long time. I want to be a member of the Sisterfriends, and I'm betting you will, too!”

About Limestone Gumption

When Brad Pope returns to his boyhood hometown to settle a debt with his long-lost father, the 35-year-old psychologist becomes a prime suspect in the murder of football legend turned cave diver, Big Jake Nunn. Perched high on the east bank of the Suwannee River, the sleepy town of Whitecross, Florida, is known for its natural crystal-clear springs and underwater caverns. Locals are online and computer savvy, but if asked about blackberries, they think cobbler, not wireless. And townsfolk die of natural causes, not murder.

Until now.

As if being accused of murder isn’t shock enough, the psychologist’s hopes of confronting his father and reconnecting with his cantankerous Grandma Gigi are hindered by the surprised horror surrounding his father’s whereabouts and sinister secrets of the Women’s Preservation Club (WPC).

The six quirky “sisterfriends” in the club founded by Grandma Gigi—whom Brad expects to jabber about preparing Sunday’s church bulletin or the next bake sale—start to look more like cold-bloodied killers than church ladies. As Brad learns of more dead bodies and that each sisterfriend has reason to kill Big Jake, his suspicions sour into the clabbered taste of fear.

What had the WPC planted in their welcome garden on the outskirts of Whitecross? Camellias or corpses?

With its blend of humor, dark plot, and quirky characters, Limestone Gumption witnesses beauty and brutality in a small Southern town. This offbeat mystery offers you suspense, surprise, and plenty of chuckles along the way to its solution. The fast pace and twists and turns, as frequent and fast as the Suwannee River itself, keep you on the edge of your seat or make you fall out of it laughing, teasing to the surface one suspicion, one misunderstanding, and one murder at a time.

Published by Five Star Publishing, January, 2014, Limestone Gumption won the 2014 Beverly Hills Book Award for BEST MYSTERY. For information on how to buy, visit

Bryan Robinson

Bryan Robinson is a novelist and licensed psychotherapist. His award-winning thriller, Limestone Gumption: A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery (Five Star Publishing, 2014), is a nail-biting Southern murder mystery and winner of the 2014 Beverly Hills Book Award for BEST MYSTERY. He is a veteran author of 35 nonfiction books, has appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, The Early Show, and NBC Nightly News. He maintains a psychotherapy practice in Asheville, NC, where he is working on Book 2 in the series, She’ll Be KILLING Around the Mountain When She Comes. Visit his website at

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