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Two Great Reads from Two Outer Banks Authors
Posted by Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales | Sunday, August 14, 2016


Over the past year, two mystery novel have come out by Outer Banks authors that are worth checking out. Well-written and well-paced, they will certainly appeal to fans of the genre, but there is enough in them that almost anyone will enjoy the novels.

The Serpentine Flower-Joseph Terrell

Joseph Terrell is a gifted writer who shunted back and forth between Washington, DC and his native North Carolina plying his writing craft with newspapers and public relations.

Along the way he wrote a couple of books, but after retiring to the Outer Banks he started writing his Harrison Weaver mystery novels, turning out about one a year. Set on the Outer Banks, our only disclaimer is there is not nearly as much crime as he describes in his books.

His latest work, The Serpentine Flower, is also a mystery although in a real departure for him the main character is a woman and the story is placed takes place in a small North Carolina town, not the Outer Banks.

The book is very readable and there are some scenes that Joseph describes that are as well-written as anything readers will encounter.

Strange Goings on at Mother Nature’s-David Tanis

Retired judge David Tanis writes with an eye to human foibles that shows remarkable understanding of the human condition, but does so with a wink and a nod to humor that is sure to raise a chuckle or outright laughter from time to time.

Drawing on his time sitting on the bench, David is able to weave a bit of the theatre of the absurd that happens in courtrooms with the very real drama that happens in life.

Filled with memorable yet very believable characters, there’s a great plot twist to the novel, and we can’t give that away. 

Strange Goings On is worth picking up just for the courtroom scenes and the plot twist.



David Tanis Harrison Weaver Joseph Terrell Outer Banks Strange Goings On At Mother Nature’s The Serpentine Flower
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