Sunday, June 28, 2020

Welcome to Victoria Town

A Victoria Town Mystery Novella
Book #1
Viv Barton

By Mollie Cox Bryan

My name is Viv Barton and I'm new here. Oh, I've visited Victoria Town because my Aunt Libby lives here. She owns and runs the Sweet Victoria B & B.  But now I've moved here temporarily to help her with the B & B and to figure out the next steps in my own life. I've made a few mistakes--and they were whoppers. But I'm not going to dwell on them.
Victoria Town, Va. is a welcoming place. I like it here. It's a place that time almost forgot, with all of it's original Victoria architecture and cobblestone streets. But it's more than that. Some clever person saw how popular Victoriana was and build up tourism. But not just tourism--high-end tourism. If you want a parasol made in the authentic Victorian manner, come to our town, we have shop that specializes in that, along with fans.
We also hold special events all year long, as authentically Victorian as possible. A Halloween Masquerade Party. A Spring Fling. A Victorian Valentine's Festival. A summer festival with arts and crafts, just called Victoria Days. And Christmas is just one long event from Thanksgiving to New Year's.
I'm helping Aunt Libby with her website and blog. You see, she hates computers. But one of my secret goals is to drag her into the modern day. I'm a game designer and know my way around the computer. That one thing I know how to do well. Too well. But that's a story for another day.

Mollie Cox Bryan  is the author of the Buttermilk Creek Mysteries, Cora Crafts Mysteries and the Cumberland Creek Mysteries. Her books have been selected as finalists for an Agatha Award and a Daphne du Maurier Award and as a Top 10 Beach Reads by Woman's World. She has also been short-listed for the Virginia Library People's Choice Award. She lives in Waynesboro, Va.


  1. Sounds very interesting!

  2. This sounds amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.