Fifty Mysteries – The Angela Files


For the past thirteen years, retired schoolteacher Angela Potts and her former student, small-town sheriff Charles “Chunky” Jones, have bickered, shared rides, and solved mysteries in their small Mayberry-like town—and in the pages of Woman’s World magazine. They are definitely an odd couple. She’s high-strung and smart and bossyand he’s a bit lazy and, shall we say, solution-challenged.

In response to countless requests from Angela followers, author John M. Floyd has finally put together a collection of fifty stories featuring his female sleuth, in a solve-it-yourself format that features the mysteries up front and the solutions in the back in the book. There are no repeats of the Angela/Chunky tales that have already appeared in Floyd’s first four mystery collections. These are new stories, some of which have appeared in Woman’s World since his last book, and some which have never been published anywhere.

For anyone who enjoys lighthearted mysteries, here are adventures galore. Fifty trips into a world of sweet tea and magnolia blossoms, where everything moves slowly except gossip—and the devious mind of Angela Potts.

“The simplicity of these stories is deceptive . . . they slip down as easily as a crème brulee: smooth as silk, but it’s got plenty of flavor and crunch, and it leaves you wanting more.”
—Liz Zelvin,

“The only mystery here is why anyone wouldn’t want to read this book and take on the fifty challenges Floyd offers within its covers.”
—Jim Fraiser, The Northside Sun

“Fifty Mysteries is a fun read that can be plucked, a story at a time, like bon-bons or consumed in one big gulp. Pay close attention. When you’re in Angela Potts’ class, one wrong move might get you killed. Or at the very least, extremely embarrassed.”
—J.C. Patterson, The Clarion Ledger