Phyllis Gobbell

Phyllis Gobbell is the author of the award-winning Jordan Mayfair Mysteries, Pursuit in Provence, Secrets and Shamrocks, and Treachery in Tuscany, winner of the 2019 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy Mystery. Notorious in Nashville, her newest entry in the series, was published by Encircle on October 25, 2023.

Phyllis has received awards in both fiction and nonfiction, including Tennessee’s Individual Artist Literary Award. She also co-authored two true-crime books based on high-profile murders in Nashville: An Unfinished Canvas with Mike Glasgow (Berkley, 2007), and A Season of Darkness with Doug Jones (Berkley, 2010). She was interviewed on Discovery ID’s “Deadly Sins,” discussing the murder case in An Unfinished Canvas. Her narrative, “Lost Innocence,” was published in the anthology, Masters of True Crime (Prometheus, 2012). Faculty Emeritus at Nashville State Community College, she taught composition, literature, and creative writing.

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