Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
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www.fiction-addiction.comMay 11, 2016


Jill Hendrix
Fiction Addiction


Launch Party for Greenville, South Carolina, Pastor and Author Deb Richardson-Moore


Greenville, SC, pastor and author Deb Richardson-Moore, author of the much-praised and beloved memoir, The Weight of Mercy, will be celebrating the release of her debut novel, The Cantaloupe Thief (Lion, paperback, $14.99), with a launch party at Cafe and Then Some in downtown Greenville on Tuesday, May 31st, at 5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


The Cantaloupe ThiefThe decade-old death of matriarch Alberta Grambling Resnick is the only unsolved murder in Grambling, Georgia. With the passage of time, townspeople assumed the deed had been committed by a transient with no real motive or ties to the community. Newspaper reporter Branigan Powers wants to explore that theory by investigating among the town's homeless population. Even she thinks it's a long shot - until homeless people start dying.


As the action careens from northeast Georgia to the Carolina coast, from posh homes to hidden encampments, Branigan is racked by fear that she has awakened a murderer. Desperate, she seeks help from Malachi Ezekiel Martin, a homeless veteran who glides unseen through the town. But can she trust him?


The Cantaloupe Thief is a murder mystery but not like one you've read before. It asks what happens when people are invisible. What impact does that have on the rest of us?


The novel is the first in a new mystery series by Deb Richardson-Moore. The author is a former journalist and works extensively with the homeless, lending weight to the portrayal of a believable and engaging whodunit.


About the author:

Deb Richardson-MooreDeb Richardson-Moore is the author of a 2012 memoir, The Weight of Mercy, which was named to the 2016 Reading Program of United Methodist Women, and The Cantaloupe Thief. Both are published by Lion Hudson of Oxford, England.


Deb also serves as pastor of the non-denominational Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, South Carolina, where she works to make homeless parishioners feel respected, loved and capable of moving forward in their lives. She is a Greenville native and a graduate of Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) and Erskine Theological Seminary (Due West, SC).


She worked for 27 years as a writer for The Greenville News. After obtaining her Master of Divinity degree in 2005 and being ordained by First Baptist Church of Greenville, she accepted the position as pastor of Triune. Triune is a church that brings homeless, working poor, middle-class and wealthy parishioners into community. Since the publication of her memoir about her first three years as Triune's pastor, Deb has spoken at Memorial Church at Harvard University, Syracuse UMC in New York, Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, NC, Duke Divinity Pastors' Conference in Durham, NC, and has taught at churches and ministries in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.

If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at




Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John's). For more information, visit our website at or call us at 864-675-0540.



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