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Bouchercon Nashville 2024's Anthology

Music, Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

Did the drummer disappear because he wanted to quit the band, or did he go on the run?

Did the singer shoot her manager, or was she set up to take the fall for the real killer?

Did the producer poison his assistant, or was it all a misunderstanding?

Did the guitarist garotte his girlfriend, or was he the victim of mistaken identity?

Did the bassoonist bludgeon the conductor, or was his bassoon just the murder weapon?


Music City, sometimes known as Nashville, has a 200-year-old history that is indelibly intertwined with music. Whether it is live performances, songwriting or recording, the sounds of Nashville contain elements of R&B, rock ‘n roll, jazz, C&W, classical and many more genres. Venues such as the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry House, the Station Inn, the Bluebird Café, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, among many others, offer a variety of experiences for everyone to enjoy.


But every city has its dark side and Nashville is no exception. Jesse James lived in the Nashville area in the late 1800s. The city has been home to serial killers and the infamous Smokey Row. The Tennessee State Prison, closed in 1992 for inhumane conditions, and is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of the murderers, psychopaths and innocent souls who were incarcerated there.


As you may know, each Bouchercon chooses a charity to support, and Nashville 2024 is no exception! We have chosen The Imagination Library, a charity founded by one of Nashville’s most famous residents, Dolly Parton. The Imagination Library provides free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five regardless of their family’s income. First launched in 1995, this award-winning program now provides two million books each month to cphildren around the world.


One of the ways that Bouchercon raises money for their chosen charity is by producing and selling an anthology, the net proceeds of which will be donated to The Imagination Library along with the proceeds from our silent and live auctions.


Anthology authors have been selected and the Tales of Murder, Music and Mayhem is on the way to be printed.

Please come back for updates to purchase.

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