Books by Gillian Royes

THE RHYTHM OF THE AUGUST RAIN by Gillian Royes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 2015

"Less mystery than soap opera and less soap opera than chronicle of life-cycle events that cross national, cultural, and generational borders."
Wedding bells ring for Jamaican bartender Shadrack Myers (The Sea Grape Tree, 2014, etc.). Or do they?Read full book review >
THE SEA GRAPE TREE by Gillian Royes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Not to worry: Shad and company will rescue Sarah before the worst happens, and her traumatic experience will enable her to start filling bigger canvases as Royes draws the curtain on the least satisfactory of Shad's three cases."
A third round of trouble in paradise for sleuthing Jamaican bartender Shadrack Myers and his cohort (The Man Who Turned Both Cheeks, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A cozy mystery as social commentary."
Royes (The Goat Woman of Largo Bay, 2011) brings back Shad Myers, bartender and unofficial investigator, to interpret Jamaican culture and the denizens of Largo through fiction. Read full book review >
THE GOAT WOMAN OF LARGO BAY by Gillian Royes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Despite elements of crime and mystery, Royes' debut is only fitfully thrilling. It's best approached as a charmingly low-key account of how it takes a village to heal a careworn soul."
A newcomer with the social instincts of a wild animal disturbs the considerable peace of an out-of-the-way Jamaican town. Read full book review >