Franklin Book Festival

Book Festival Follow-up


Congratulations to Mr. Mark D. Hill, the winner of a 33-year-old claret from my personal wine collection. The drawing for the wine was held at the conclusion of the Franklin Book Festival, Sunday, June 2, 2019.   I love great wines—especially antique wines from France. That love of wines was one of the inspirations for my book The Claret Murders. The prize claret won by Mark Hill is a 1986 Chateau Certan from the Pomerol region of Bordeaux France.

In addition to signing books during the two- day event, I was one of four panelists on Sunday selected to  discuss the challenges of succeeding as a fiction author. Franklin author, Thom King, snapped this picture of me, obviously making, what I must have considered, some important point.

The books in the photograph include my latest mystery Diversion, as well as The Claret Murders, a mystery that takes place during the 2010 flood in Nashville and Franklin. The term “diversion” is used by the Department of Justice to describe the conversion of legal medical drugs to  illegal recreational purposes.  Of course, that means opioids.  Fueled by a murder mystery and a missing girl, my book, Diversion, explores the opioid crisis in our own back yard—Franklin and the surrounding Middle Tennessee area.

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For signed copies of books by Tom Collins, go to Unsigned print and eBook editions are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores. Audio versions of The Claret Murders and  Diversion are available from iTunes, Audibles and Amazon. eBook editions are also available through Apple iTunes’ iBook’s Store and
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