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December 27th, 2010

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, Delray Beach, Florida, Mystery Books, Entertainment, Booksignings, Palm Beach County



“A good book should leave you…..slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading it.”    william styron

I arrived at the Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore because it had been some time since I paid them a visit.  From time to time I put what’s going on in Delray and usually include this unique mystery bookstore’s events.  I wanted to also take some pictures.  There is nothing better than to have a visual idea of what I am talking about.  I think it creates interest; I hope so, anyway.

They are located at 273 NE 2nd Ave., Pineapple Grove Way, Delray Beach, FL 33444.  Tel. 561-279-7790, toll free 800-956-7770.  Website is Winter hours are Mon – Sat from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sun from 12 until 5 p.m.  Please note they will be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Pineapple Grove is pretty much an extension of Atlantic Ave., known as the Arts District.  It looked so good; the stores have been leased, the condominiums are full of people and those outdoor seatings are there to be enjoyed, if you like to dine al fresco, as much as I do.

Murder on the Beach is such a quaint and delightful bookstore.  You feel like you are in a library; in the comfort of your own home.  Chairs to sit and review books, a counter with all kinds of information and schedule of events.



Joanne is the owner and I hope that Jean is the other person working the store that helped me so much on that day.  She was so gracious and I bought 2 of her suggestions, which I have not read yet but dying to start.


Murder on the Beach is definitely a mystery bookstore, specializing in Florida authors, but they also have romance, true crime, thrillers, horror and children’s books.

The State of Florida, I believe, is one of the states with the most mystery writers in residence.

I introduced myself to Joanne and requested to see the “board of bloody prints”.  An author who is signing at Murder on the Beach is asked to leave a bloody palm print, his or her signature, and a quote. 



Joanne is also the Director of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association (IMBA).  It is known as an organization of mystery booksellers who together have common interests and issues.  For more information, please visit and check out what they are all about.  They “connect criminally inclined readers with arresting mysteries”.


Murder on the Beach can ship books all over the world and if by chance you are not able to attend an event and have a specific book in mind, please do give them a call because they would be most happy to help you.

On Friday, January 7th, Tami Hoag will be signing her newest book, Secrets to the Grave at 7 p.m.  

Entertainment?  What is it?  A Murder Mystery Party in your home, hotel, restaurant, condo or you pick your favorite place.  Size?  Well, you decide but they have done conferences and conventions for up to 500 peoople.  Also small parties for a few.


It is an audience interactive murder mystery party.  The actors are professionals; performances will be tailored to your group.  For more info., please get in touch with Joanne at the above mentioned telephone number.

I always carry a book in my bag.  I guess is part of a habit acquired as I waited in pick up lines at schools for so many years; a companion of sorts.

I love it…talk to you later….you know I will…


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2 Responses to “Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, Delray Beach, Florida, Mystery Books, Entertainment, Booksignings, Palm Beach County”

  1. Carl Miller says:

    I am a resident of Palm Beach Gardens and the author of “The Fires Of Remorse” (published by Whiskey Creek Press). It is for sale at Amazon, Fictionwise, Barnes & Noble and a few other places. I would sure like it to be for sale in your store.
    The story takes place in South Florida and gives a real flavor of the life hear. It’s a suspense/thriller with a bit of an edge. You can read more about it on my website if you desire. I’d sure like to hear back from you.


  2. admin says:

    Hi Carl: In the post you will find all the information you need to contact Murder on the Beach. I only wrote the post on it. Thanks for your comments and you book sounds very interesting.

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