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Suspense Novel "Limestone Gumption" Wins New Apple Book Award For Excellence In Independent Publishing

"Limestone Gumption: A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery" by Bryan E. Robinson chosen as Medalist Winner in the Psychological Suspense category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Dayton, OH, September 5, 2016

Limestone Gumption: A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery by Bryan E. Robinson chosen as Medalist Winner in the Psychological Suspense category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
When Brad Pope returns to his boyhood hometown to settle a debt with his long-lost father, the 35-year-old psychologist becomes a prime suspect in the murder of football legend turned cave diver, Big Jake Nunn. Perched high on the east bank of the Suwannee River, the sleepy town of Whitecross, Florida is known for its natural crystal-clear springs and underwater caverns. Locals are online and computer savvy, but if asked about blackberries, they think cobbler, not wireless. And townsfolk die of natural causes, not murder. Until now. As if being accused of murder isn’t shock enough, the psychologist’s hopes of confronting his father and reconnecting with his cantankerous Grandma Gigi are hindered by the surprised horror surrounding his father’s whereabouts and sinister secrets of the Women’s Preservation Club (WPC). The six quirky “Sisterfriends” in the club founded by Grandma Gigi—whom Brad expects to jabber about preparing Sunday’s church bulletin or the next bake sale—start to look more like cold-bloodied killers than church ladies. As Brad learns of more dead bodies and that each Sisterfriend has reason to kill Big Jake, his suspicions sour into the clabbered taste of fear. What had the WPC planted in their welcome garden on the outskirts of Whitecross? Camellias or corpses? With its blend of humor, dark plot, and quirky characters, this offbeat, fast-paced mystery witnesses beauty and brutality in a small Southern town, twisting and turning as it teases to the surface one suspicion, one misunderstanding, and one murder at a time.

About the Author
Bryan E. Robinson is the Coordinator of International Thriller Writers’ Debut Author Forum, a consulting editor for The Big Thrill, a member of Mystery Writers of America, and author of thirty-five nonfiction books. His books have been translated into thirteen languages. Robinson has appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, The CBS Early Show, CNBC’s The Big Idea. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Asheville, North Carolina and resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his spouse, four dogs, and occasional bears at night. His latest books are The Writer's Daily Bounce: Meditations for Writing Resilience 365 Days a Year and the thriller Bloody Bones. He is working on the third book in the mystery series, Michael Row the BODY Ashore.

About the New Apple Book Awards
The Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world.  Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry.  One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors.  In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction.

Contact Information
Limestone Gumption is available in Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook and eBook on Amazon.  To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

Author: Bryan E. Robinson
Publishing House: Sunstone Press (Trade Paperback) and Five Star Publishing (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-63293-101-6
Author website:
Twitter: @BRTherapist
Bryan E. Robinson is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Contact the author at

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