In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large and Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey continues his series of author interviews leading up to the Mississippi Book Festival on August 19, 2023 at the State Capitol.
J J Sherman, who is a pharmacist himself, writes his first novel “Scorching Secrets: An Addison Best Pharmacy Mystery”. Addison Best has hit crisis-time in her early forties and fresh from a divorce with a philandering husband. Now, her father seeks help taking over duties at his independent pharmacy in small-town Preachers Rest in the Mississippi Delta. Enter a hard-nosed Dr. Stone who picks up her prescription. In what could only be described as a rookie mistake, Addison gives Dr. Stone her husband’s Viagra prescription. When Dr. Stone’s husband dies, Preachers Rest snaps into a place where nobody rests. Addison investigates – and finds that small-town Preachers Rest isn’t the wholesome critter it’s pretending to be.