February 4, 2017 - Homewood Library



​Every year, Murder in the Magic City does a gift basket auction to raise money for charity.  The baskets contain gift items and one mystery novel--often, but not necessarily, by one of our guest authors.

In past years, we have given money to Adult Literacy causes and The Crime Lab Project.  Many of the baskets are put together by my extremely wonderful and talented mother-in-law, Lynda Fenton.  So  I let her pick the charity.  

This year the money will be donated to R.E.A.L.

R.E.A.L.--Rehome. Educate. Adopt. Love.

R.E.A.L is a volunteer group in the Shoals area of  North Alabama, serving Franklin, Colbert, and Lauderdale counties.  
Our goals are to help individuals to directly find their pet a new home with responsible and caring new owners, and to provide education to the public on the proper care of their pet.

R.E.A.L. has recently launched a program to help pet owners pay for needed vaccinations.  Proceeds from the baskets will help this important cause.

As our organization grows we will expand our public education on the proper care of pets, and we will offer more programs beneficial to the rehoming of pets in the Shoals.

Please like us on Facebook!

Thank you for your support!

The baskets will be on display and auctioned silently throughout the day at Murder in the Magic City.  They start at very affordable prices.  Please consider bidding and therefore donating to this extremely important cause.


Planning for Murder in the Magic City 2017 is underway!  The generous authors we have scheduled so far are listed to the left. Click on their names to reach their websites and books.

I think I have everything up and running to take credit cards for registration.  There are two ways to do this.

1.  Check.  Click on the registration button above, print the form, and mail a check to the address.The easiest way (for me anyway) is to highlight the form and copy/paste it into a word processing program like Word and print it.

2.  Credit card.  We are doing this through Eventbrite.  Go here and click ticket and follow the instructions from there. There is a slight fee added (about $3).  You can yell at me if it doesn't work but I doubt I'll be able to fix it.

See you all February 4!