While on holiday in
two weeks ago Sharon and I visited the Murder on Beach Mystery Bookstore in Florida between Delray Beach and Palm Beach . It is tucked into a nice little strip mall downtown on Pineapple Grove Way in the arts district. Fort Lauderdale
We visited on a sun drenched
February Sunday afternoon. If ever there was the perfect bookstore to visit before heading to the beach it is Murder on the Beach. Florida
On walking in there are a series of bookshelves filled with
mysteries. Most of the time, I have to search bookstores for local mysteries. At Murder on the Beach the number of Florida mystery choices were overwhelming. On their website which is http://www.murderonthebeach.com/ they list and have connections to 65 Florida mystery authors! Florida
Turning to the staff that Sunday, she recommended Off the Chart by James W. Hall and Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White. Not having read either author I bought both books.
In mystery bookstores I look for authors not easy to find in the big block bookstores.
I found a new print of what I believe is Helen Tursten’s initial book in the Irene Huss series, Night Rounds.
Having seen many bloggers write positive reviews of Andrea Camilleri’s series featuring Inspector Salvo Montalbano I was able to get The Shape of the Water.
In the middle of the bookstore are a pair of inviting armchairs
confirmed were most comfortable while I browsed for books. I wished I could have had the time to sit down for an hour or two and look at books. Sharon
Almost next door is a café where a reader can start reading their new books while enjoying outside something to eat and drink.
As with every mystery bookstore I have visited make sure you give yourself enough time to go through the huge selection of mysteries. It was tough limiting myself to 4 books.
On their website they set out that they will arrange an audience interactive, Murder Mystery Party, from groups of 20 – 500. I did not have time to discuss the Mystery Nights. They sounded like fun.
Drop in to Murder on the Beach if you are in south
. You will not be disappointed. Florida