IN STORE: Phyllis Gobbell, author of Notorious in Nashville

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Phyllis Gobbell to celebrate her new book, Notorious in Nashville.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.

About the Book

The old and new collide in Nashville. A crooked developer, Tommy Kahn, plans to demolish a historic building, the Eagles Nest, and build yet another sleek, new tower. At The Bluebird Cafe, where so many music careers have been launched, a washed-up drunk named Notorious interrupts Willow Goodheart's performance, accusing her of stealing his song. Truth-teller Caleb Hunter, determined to shine a light on the corruption in New Nashville, is murdered, his body dragged from the river.

Jordan Mayfair finds herself immersed in it all when she comes to "Music City" with Alex, her travel-writer uncle, and learns that her daughter Holly, who works for Tommy Kahn, might be in danger...

About the Author

Phyllis Gobbell is the author of the Jordan Mayfair Mysteries, Pursuit in Provence, Secrets and Shamrocks, Treachery in Tuscany-which won the 2019 Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy Mystery-and the newest, Notorious in Nashville, published by Encircle Publications in October 2023. She is also the co-author of two true-crime books based on high-profile murders in Nashville, Tennessee: An Unfinished Canvas with Michael Glasgow (Berkley, 2007, reprinted by Diversion, 2022), and Season of Darkness with Douglas Jones (Berkley, 2010). Gobbell 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). She has published and won awards for short stories and creative nonfiction, and has received Tennessee's Individual Artist Literary Award. Faculty Emeritus at Nashville State Community College, she taught composition, literature, and creative writing. Recently she has taught creative writing in Lipscomb University's Lifelong Learning Program and has worked as a writing coach. Look for Phyllis on Facebook and Instagram, and visit for the latest news.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Notorious in Nashville (Jordan Mayfair Mystery #4) By Phyllis Gobbell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645994886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Encircle Publications, LLC - October 25th, 2023