by T.M. Brown
"Here's a mystery almost all of us can dig our teeth into, especially those born and bred in Small Southern Town, USA. As those good-ol-boys like to say, things get curiouser and curiouser, so pull up a chair and settle back for an old-fashioned whodunit..." -- Jedwin Smith, acclaimed author of Fatal Treasure and Our Brother's Keeper
"When T. M. Brown used the descriptor, 'a couple of Southern minutes,' I knew I was in for a treat. Only a writer with personal experience in a small town could define so many characters so intricately..." -- Linda J. Pifer, author of Ohio Girl and Windows trilogy
Theo Phillips, the narrator of Brown's successful series kickoff, has just left his position as chief editor at Cornerstone Publishing and moved with his wife, Liddy, to Shiloh, Ga. The couple finds the locals warm and welcoming, but Theo is curious about a statue dedicated to Jessie Masterson, who died three years earlier when the Shiloh courthouse burned down. Masterson, who was a coach and teacher at Shiloh High School, gave his own life to save the mayor's sons, Hank and Hal Archer. But the circumstances of the tragedy remain unclear, as neither Archer has given a straight answer about what caused the fire and exactly what happened before the heroic rescue. Encouraged to do some digging by the editor of the local newspaper, Theo predictably finds some secrets that others would have preferred remained hidden.
Besides capturing the pace and feel of a small Southern town perfectly, Brown peoples it with well-developed characters. Readers will look forward to Theo's further adventures. -- BookLife, Publisher's Weekly
Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories, Book 1 of T. M. Brown's Shiloh Mystery Series. Book 2, Testament, An Unexpected Return continues the adventures of Theo Phillips in Shiloh. Book 3, Purgatory, A Progeny's Quest, Spring 2020.
Barbara Heintz on Amazon wrote:
This is a very uplifting story of small-town drama and the love that these people have for each other and God.
Really enjoyed reading Sanctuary!! One of those "cant put down until I've finished" novels. Anxiously awaiting to read his next novel, Testament.
About the author
T. M. Brown is a Southern boy at heart, although he’s lived and traveled in many states far removed from his beloved boyhood roots in Georgia and Florida. He returned to North Florida several years ago while his two sons were still in school and enjoyed traveling throughout the South for business. After his youngest son went off to college, he ventured to New Orleans to complete post-graduate studies. The last fifteen years, he has preached, taught and coached in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida until his wife and he relocated outside of Atlanta where they have since retired to write, travel, and spoil grandchildren.
Presenting author at 2017 & 2018 Decatur Book Festival, 2017 Milton Literary Festival, 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival. Suspense Book 2017 finalist, Reviews & Interviews. Member of the Atlanta Writers Club, Georgia Writers Association, Chattahoochee Valley Writers Club, Georgia Writers Museum. and Broadleaf Writers Association (ATL).
2018 Best Book Award Finalist from AmericanBookFest.com for Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories.
Shiloh Mystery Series: Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories (Jan 2018); Testament, An Unexpected Return (March 2018); Purgatory, A Progeny's Quest (TBA2019).