MYSTERIES OF GOLFTON HILLS by R. Barri Flowers, feature
MYSTERIES OF GOLFTON HILLS by R. Barri Flowers, feature
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The Big Thrill Discusses MYSTERIES OF GOLFTON HILLS with R. Barri Flowers

Book Cover: MYSTERIES OF GOLFTON HILLSMysteries of Golfton Hills is a set of sixteen gripping psychological suspense, crime, and thriller short stories set in the fictional town of Golfton Hills, Florida, situated in the Panhandle. An assortment of crimes and victims with storylines including infidelity, seduction, betrayal, revenge, kidnapping, sex trafficking, arson, tax fraud, robbery, murder, serial homicides, undercover operations, and more heart-pounding twists and turns with unpredictable or surprising conclusions that will keep you glued from start to finish.

Award-winning criminologist and bestselling author R. Barri Flowers recently sat down with The Big Thrill to discuss his latest short story collection, MYSTERIES OF GOLFTON HILLS.

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R. Barri Flowers

Can you pinpoint a moment or incident that sparked the idea for this book?

As a crime novelist primarily, I was intrigued at the prospect of being able to write multiple storylines in one book that includes sixteen gripping mystery tales.

Were there any particular books, movies, or songs that were knocking around in your head while you were writing this one?

Having edited three collections of stories previously with different terrific authors, this helped inspire me to want to write a single author collection of mystery shorts.

A novel is such a major undertaking; there’s the writing of it, of course, then you’re spending months and months revising, polishing, and then promoting it. How did you know this was the book you wanted to spend the next couple of years on?

I got the fever for wanting to write this collection of mystery, suspense, and thriller shorts, believing it was the right time to dive into this undertaking.

In addition to a great read, what do you hope readers will take away from this story?

The fact that the short story is still alive and worth diving into, even with long form novels as an alternative. I also want readers to enjoy the many avenues, plots, and conclusions that are presented in this sixteen-story riveting collection of tales.

What can you share about what you’re working on next?

Campus Killer (The Lynleys of Law Enforcement Book 5) from Harlequin Intrigue, is a romantic suspense thriller by R. Barri Flowers.


R. Barri Flowers is an award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of psychological, legal, mystery, romantic suspense, thriller, and crime fiction; along with criminology and true crime books. He has also edited several mystery and true crime anthologies, including the American Crime Writers League anthology, Murder Past, Murder Present. As an expert on criminal behavior, violent offenders and serial killers, Flowers has appeared on the Biography Channel, Investigation Discovery, and Oxygen true crime documentary series. The author is a graduate of Michigan State University’s renowned School of Criminal Justice and a recipient of its esteemed Wall of Fame Award. In his thriller novels, Flowers strives to bring verisimilitude to the characters and stories in using his expertise to go with creative juices and a vivid imagination to create gripping and realistic fiction.

To learn more about the author, please visit his website.



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