February 23, 2019 - 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.  Almost all 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 again 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.  
Their 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 the organization grows they will expand the public education on the proper care of pets, and we will offer more programs beneficial to the rehoming of pets in the Shoals.

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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.


Please note the date above.  We had a scheduling conflict this year so our conference will be just a couple of weeks later than usual. 

Tickets are $40 each and

are on sale now.  Click "Registration" above to register.

Susan Boles offers her apologies but will be unable to attend this year due to unforeseen circumstances.

Joseph Terrell has had some health issues and has had to withdraw his appearance.  He sends his apologies and wishes us a good conference. Also unfortunately,  J.R. Ripley has had to withdraw due to health issues.

We are excited to announce our two Guests of Honor for our 2019 event.  Both Lee and Sue Ann are delightfully funny people and we're sure this will be a day to remember!  Their websites are accessible to the left under our author list. 

We have completed our author list for the year so it's time to get reading!  The author websites are to the left where you can find info about them and how to order their books. See you all soon!