Best Southern Mysteries
These are mysteries that keep the lamp on by your bed or chair until the sun comes up or you reach THE END. They are intriguing with enough depth of Southern character, landscape, and red herrings to keep you turning that page as the story takes you South of the Mason Dixon Line.
1 To Kill a Mockingbird
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2 Front Page Fatality (A Head...
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3 Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talb...
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4 Brides of the Storm (Galves...
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5 Echoes of the Storm (Galves...
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6 Gods in Alabama
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7 Murder on the First Day of ...
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8 Portrait of a Dead Guy (A C...
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9 Buried Leads (A Headlines i...
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10 South of Broad
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11 The Memory Keeper's Daughter
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12 The Help
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13 Bootlegger's Daughter (Debo...
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14 The Neon Rain (Dave Robiche...
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15 Board Stiff (An Elliott Lis...
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16 The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
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17 Other People's Baggage
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18 The House on Tradd Street (...
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19 The Sunday Wife
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20 Still Life in Brunswick Ste...
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21 Southern Discomfort (Debora...
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22 Buried Bones (Sarah Booth D...
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23 Heaven's Prisoners (Dave Ro...
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24 Last Car To Elysian Fields ...
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25 In the Electric Mist With C...
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26 The Tin Roof Blowdown (Dave...
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27 Lowcountry Bribe
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27 Double Dead
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27 Whispered Secrets of the So...
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27 The Fear of Things to Come ...
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27 Skeleton's Key (Delta Cross...
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27 The Closing
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33 The Thanatos Syndrome
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33 Tin God
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35 The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead W...
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36 Covenant Hall (Bay Tanner, #9)
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37 Hoodoo Money, First Edition
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38 Three-Day Town (Deborah Kno...
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38 The Secret Life of Bees
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40 The Buzzard Table
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41 Christmas Mourning (Deborah...
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42 Storm Track (Deborah Knott ...
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43 Home Fires (Deborah Knott M...
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44 Rituals of the Season (Debo...
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45 Slow Dollar (Deborah Knott ...
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46 High Country Fall (Deborah ...
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47 Uncommon Clay (Deborah Knot...
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48 Winter's Child (Deborah Kno...
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49 Up Jumps the Devil (Deborah...
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50 Hard Row (Deborah Knott Mys...
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51 Killer Market (Deborah Knot...
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52 Sand Sharks (Deborah Knott ...
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53 Death's Half Acre (Deborah ...
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54 Shooting at Loons (Deborah ...
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55 Smarty Bones: A Sarah Booth...
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56 Crossed Bones (Sarah Booth ...
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57 Hallowed Bones (Sarah Booth...
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58 Splintered Bones (Sarah Boo...
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59 Bone Appetit (Sarah Booth D...
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60 Bones To Pick (Sarah Booth ...
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61 Ham Bones (Sarah Booth Dela...
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62 Wishbones (Sarah Booth Dela...
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63 Greedy Bones (Sarah Booth D...
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64 Them Bones (Sarah Booth Del...
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65 Creole Belle (Dave Robichea...
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66 Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux,...
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67 The Neon Rain (Dave Robiche...
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68 White Doves At Morning
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69 Sunset Limited (Dave Robich...
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70 Burning Angel (Dave Robiche...
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71 A Morning for Flamingos (Da...
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72 The Glass Rainbow (Dave Rob...
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73 Jolie Blon's Bounce (Dave R...
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74 Pegasus Descending (Dave Ro...
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75 Dixie City Jam (Dave Robich...
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76 Crusader's Cross (Dave Robi...
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77 Purple Cane Road (Dave Robi...
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78 Cadillac Jukebox (Dave Robi...
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79 Black Cherry Blues (Dave Ro...
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80 A Stained White Radiance (D...
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81 Night Vision (Doc Ford Myst...
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82 Night Moves (Doc Ford, #20)
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83 Gone (Hannah Smith, #1)
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84 Chasing Midnight
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85 Dark Light
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86 Dead of Night
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87 Dead Silence (Doc Ford, #16)
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88 Deep Shadow (Doc Ford, #17)
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89 Hunter's Moon (Doc Ford, #14)
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90 Black Widow (Doc Ford, #15)
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91 Tampa Burn
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92 Sanibel Flats (Doc Ford, #1)
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