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Dec 10, 2021

Weaving a cold case, the KKK, and a love of Sherlock Holmes in 1920s Denver, Patricia Raybon has burst onto the Christian fiction scene to rave reviews and accolades.

We chat about how bestselling author, Patricia Raybon, got started in writing fiction after seven devotional books. Patricia shares her favorite mystery authors after discussing how life influences story and how story instructs about life.

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I'm Thrilled to Share this Historical Mystery and Its Brilliant Author

Nothing delights me more than a good mystery--one that keeps me on my toes and especially one that teaches me something.  Well, even before I begin this one, I've learned something from Patricia Raybon.  Who could have imagined that 1/3 of the men in 1920s Denver were members of the KKK?  


Former faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Patricia Raybon is the perfect person to write about a young Black theologian at a small college in 1920s Chicago. Add to that her personal love of Sherlock Holmes and other classic and Golden Age mysteries, and how could Patricia not have written a brilliant book?

I was thrilled to discover that this is not just a stand-alone mystery but a (so far... crossing fingers and sending up prayers) three-book series. THREE Books!  (I'm begging Tyndale for five. Just sayin'...)

Furthermore, it's available on audio. For those who are picky about their narrators, keep listening past the opening of the sample. Trust me. It gets better. That's how I'm reading it.  Squee!

Patricia Raybon has also written an article on content in fiction such as language and smut.  Much like the one I wrote a while back.

All That Is Secret by Patricia Raybon

From award-winning author Patricia Raybon comes a compelling new historical mystery series, a riveting puzzle confronting the hidden secrets of class, race, family, and love.

Can an amateur detective solve the cold case mystery of her lost father’s murder?

In the winter of 1923, Professor Annalee Spain—a daring but overworked theologian at a small Chicago Bible college—receives a cryptic telegram calling her home to Denver to solve the mystery of the murder of her beloved but estranged father.

For a young Black woman, searching for answers in a city ruled by the KKK could mean real danger. Still, with her literary hero Sherlock Holmes as inspiration, Annalee launches her hunt for clues, attracting two surprising allies: Eddie, a relentless young white boy searching for his missing father, and Jack, a handsome Black pastor who loves nightclub dancing and rides in his sporty car, awakening Annalee’s heart to the surprising highs and lows of romantic love.

With their help, Annalee follows clues that land her among Denver’s powerful elite. But when their sleuthing unravels sinister motives and deep secrets, Annalee confronts the dangerous truths and beliefs that could make her a victim too.

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