Syl is back!
Sheriff Sylvester Tilghman, that is. Syl is the
third of his family to serve as sheriff of the small Pennsylvania town of
Arahpot in the waning days of the 19th century.
Syl first appeared in the cozy mysteries Fallen From
Grace and Sooner Than Gold, published by Oak Tree Press. After the death of
Billie Johnson, Oak Tree publisher, I regained the rights. I'm happy to say
Lawrence Knorr, my publisher at Sunbury Press, agreed to reissue them under the
Milford House imprint. Lawrence published The Bartered Body, third in the
series, in 2018.
We'd hoped the books would have been out sooner, but
the pandemic and other issues slowed the process.
Fallen From Grace and Sooner Than Gold are now
available from Sunbury Press and soon will be offered from Amazon and other
popular outlets as well.
As Fallen opens, Syl is a man focused on two
problems--finding a new deputy and convincing Lydia, his true love, to accept
his latest marriage proposal. The murder of a stranger in town suddenly makes
his life more complicated.
In Sooner he confronts a murder victim with too many
enemies, a band of gypsies hunting a man who stole one of their young women, a
female horse thief, and other problems.
The books were popular with readers in their first
inception and I believe, for those who haven't read them, lovers of cozy and
historical mysteries will enjoy them. Oh, and I might mention, By Strangers
Mourn'd, a fourth book in the series will be coming next.
For blurbs and more information, see https://www.sunburypress.com/collections/j-r-lindermuth