Murder in Mayberry: A Pleasing Shape

Murder in Mayberry: A Pleasing Shape

by I.M. Tillerman


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When his marriage of thirty years seems doomed to divorce, seventy year-old Jason needs to get away. He chooses to retire to Mayberry, North Carolina, where he meets the County Sheriff, Andy Taylor. During his trial separation from his wife, as Jason attempts to clear his head and ponder the future, he discovers that this supposedly peaceful town is not what he expected. Something sinister seems to be lurking beneath Mayberry's serene exterior...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780744321456
Publisher: SynergEbooks
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Series: Mayberry , #1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

In 1944, I was born in South Dakota in my great-grandmother's house. Most of my childhood was spent living on farms near Sioux Falls.

In the early 1970's, after graduating from Augustana and Purdue, I was hired as a full-time English Instructor at a college in a suburb of Chicago and for twenty-nine years taught Composition and Literature there as a Professor in the English Department. I took early retirement and since then have been a serious author, having written six novels: The Phoenix Sparrow: A Fable, a tale of reincarnation; The Herbert Trilogy, a group of young adult fantasy/soft science fiction books, centering on an antique grandfather clock that is also a time machine; Teufel-Hunden: "Devil-Dogs," an autobiographical novel about Marine Corps Boot Camp in 1962; and a novella, Not Look Back: A Memoir, a fictional retrospective about life on a South Dakota farm in the 1950's.

In the early '60's, while I was in the Marines, I married my high school sweetheart, and we had a daughter, who now has two children, my nifty grandkids. After my first wife died tragically, I later remarried. My wife and I have two daughters.

The most profound literary influences on me as a writer are the very authors whom I taught to college students for three decades: Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Fitzgerald, and Tennessee Williams. The two strongest literary influences on me, however, are the sublime poet, Emily Dickinson, and Hemingway, who wrote: "A writer should be of his great probity as a priest of God. He is either honest or not..., and after one piece of dishonest writing, he is never the same again" (Amen, Papa).

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