For Immediate Release Fall/Winter 2007
Contact: Anita Musgrove, Great American Publishers, 601.854.5954,
- or - Debbie Kimbrough, Lexington Main Street Association, 662.834.1318,
New Mystery Book Set in Lexington, Mississippi

Letters from Lexington
is the latest book from renowned Mississippi Mystery writer Phil Hardwick. This tenth book in Hardwick’s popular Mississippi Mysteries Series was released by Great American Publishers and Lexington Main Street Association on November 13, 2007.

Hardwick made numerous trips to Lexington and interviewed a number of Lexington residents during his extensive research for the book. The result is a 248-page story featuring Jack Boulder (recurring character in the Mississippi Mysteries Series) who is called to Lexington when several residents receive letters from Mildred Monroe, a retired teacher who was murdered weeks earlier in an assumed car-jacking.

"You'll certainly be surprised!" says publisher Sheila Simmons regarding the plot of the book. "Phil has written a fascinating mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. Anyone who enjoys a good mystery will love this book, but the people of Lexington will particularly enjoy seeing all their familiar places in print."

In his quest to discover who is responsible for the letters, Jack Boulder follows clues from the Windy City to Birmingham, Alabama and all over Lexington. Readers are treated to a traditional whodunit story while also learning fascinating facts about the Lexington area. Do you know what surprising artwork can be found in the basement of the Lexington courthouse?

Letters from Lexington is sponsored by Lexington Main Street Association along with a number of local businesses and residents. “The Lexington book project has received overwhelming support from the community. Phil Hardwick and Great American Publishers have worked diligently with LMS and local citizens to capture the genuine essence of this wonderful community.” says Debbie Kimbrough, president of LMS.

Lexington Main Street Association has copies of the book for sale. It is also available from local bookstores and gift shops or online from or If you enjoy reading about the history of small-town Mississippi, or if you have ties to the Lexington area, or if you just love a good mystery, you are sure to enjoy Letters from Lexington.

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Letters from Lexington book by Phil Hardwich - #10 in the Mississippi Mysteries Series
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Phil Hardwick is author of the Mississippi Mystery Series
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