R.J. Franklin and Mama B Mystery Series

TRAVELLIN’ SHOES (Working Title)

When the choir director at a local church is bludgeoned, shot, and set afire in the mayor’s neighborhood, Detective R.J. Franklin is pulled in to investigate. But nothing is as it seems on this case. Not even the victim is who he claimed to be.  With very little information to go on, R.J. sets out to catch a killer.  With a lot of help from his colorful godmother, Mama B, his partner and a new love interest, R.J. has to follow the trail and solve the murder before the murderer kills again.

Travellin’ Shoes is the first in a series of cozy mysteries where all the titles are pulled from Negro Spirituals and is approximately 70,000 words.  Each book includes unique and original soul food recipes that provide a taste of the African American culture depicted in each book. 

 Scheduled to be published Fall 2018 by Camel Press



When John Paul Rollins is murdered during his niece’s wedding reception, Detective  R.J. Franklin quickly realizes that this case is going to be anything BUT routine.  The list of people who wanted him dead  includes just about everyone he’s ever known including the bride and groom.  Can R.J. put his personal feelings behind him and catch a killer?