Latest Books

Web of Deception
Web of Deception cover

Entangled Web
Entangled Web cover

Melody of Malice
Melody of Malice cover

Mojo 2: Devilry in the Delta
Mojo 2: Devilry in the Delta cover

Mississippi Mojo … and Murder
Mississippi Mojo … and Murder cover

Commas for Soul Searchers
Commas for Soul Searchers cover

Fatal Entanglements
Fatal Entanglements cover

Boyington Oak: A Grave Injustice
Boyington Oak cover

Tourism Writing
Tourism Writing cover

Time Will Tell
Time Will Tell cover

George Wallace: An Enigma
George Wallace cover

Question of Time
Questoin of Time cover

Chance for Redemption
chance for redemption cover

Baiting the Hook
baiting the hook cover

To Catch a Fish
To Catch a Fish cover

Mary S. Palmer photoA Little About Mary

Good news! Through the efforts of House Representative Victor Gaston and Senator Chris Elliott HB 104 has been passed unanimously and Governor Ivey signed it into law. I made an application for a posthumous pardon to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles in Montgomery, Alabama and the matter is being pursued. The Lede online magazine published a long article regarding this on April 16, 2023.

The song in Web of Deception!
Deja Vu, Me and You - Original Song Performed by Mike Turner

New interview with Mary:

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Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2024: The 4th Annual Boyington Oak Festival, including the 6th production of Mary’s play The Truth is in the Tree. Flyer.

Through the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, a grant has been awarded to preserve the Boyington Collection by Americana Corner.

In 1834, unqualified jurors and circumstantial evidence determined the fate of journeyman printer, poet, and musician, Charles Boyington, a nineteen-year-old hanged for the murder of his critically ill best friend. As he predicted would happen to prove his innocence, an oak tree grew from his gravesite in Mobile, Alabama. It still stands 185 years later.

Boyington Oak coverBoyington Oak: A Grave Injustice was released in late November 2019. It took extensive research but I dug out lots of new information. Article.
Boyington Oak video

TV interview with Mary!

Another TV interview with Mary:

The complete mystery trilogy!
Fatal Entanglements cover   Entangled Web cover   Web of Deception cover

TIME WILL TELL has been chosen for an audio book.  I've only edited one chapter so far, but it is in the works.

My short story “The Reverend Reminisces” was published in the NEGATIVE CAPABILITY anthology Secrets;  Alabama Places in Our Hearts included “Raisin’ Cain”

My essay on my book, George Wallace: An Enigma, appears on Ezine Articles at

Although three of my published novels are science fiction, I have written and published in several other genres. These include speculative fiction, biographies, crime, mysteries and fantasy. I like to experiment and explore the unknown to see what I can produce in a different field; it takes a lot of research but I enjoy the challenge! Another challenge, and one of my personal favorites, is developing different characters and watching them come to life. Being an avid people-watcher, it’s exciting for me to see the characters personalities develop and their lives intertwine with one another. ​Hopefully, the audience will identify and relate to them as well​.

I'm happy to report that my mystery trilogy is now complete and all three books are published: Fatal Entanglements, Entangled Web, and Web of Deception (which also features a song). They may be read stand-alone, but are more intriguing if read in the sequence above. I hope you enjoy them!

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