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10 Things I Learned While Writing The Mississippi Mysteries Series

Over the past few years I wrote 10 short novels set in Mississippi in Mississippi towns.  Here are 10 things I learned about Mississippi while writing the series:

1.  there are white squirrels in Columbia that were imported by a former mayor;

2.  acetaminophen can be used as a poison;

3.  during World War II the Town of Flora tripled in size because of a gunpowder plant;

4.  there are haunted houses in many towns;

5.  there is a library in a former jailhouse in Macon;

6.  there is a cemetery monument of an angel crying over the loss of a local citizen in Columbus;

7.  when the Mississippi State (new) Capitol was dedicated there was a contingent of Confederate war veterans in the parade;

8.  the Church of God in Christ was begun in Lexington;

9.  that Holiday Inn University was located in Olive Branch; and

10. the Dizzy Dean Baseball World Series is held in Southaven.


Acetaminophen, weapon of choice in one of my books, now limited by FDA.

According to an MSNBC report, the Food and Drug Administration says it will cap the amount of acetaminophen in certain prescription pain killers at 325 milligrams per capsule.

That ubiquitous pain reliever was my weapon of choice in my book Conspiracy in Corinth.  Prior to doing research for this book I had no idea that acetaminophen could be so deadly.