Lost, tired, damp but not defeated after a long drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this latest Docksteder Tales adventure begins with the famous author taking refuge at a secluded B&B. There he finds an exotically beautiful woman, breakfast—and bloodshed.  Unwittingly trapped in a deadly crossfire between competing Las Vegas and East Coast gambling interests, he pours fuel on the fire by joining forces with the mysterious, resourceful, and equally deadly B&B “Hostess” who is determined to outmaneuver them all.



It is the late 1990s, and world-famous author Barron Docksteder has been murdered in the small rural town of Tryon, NC. His protégé knows the police are blaming the wrong person, but how can he prove it? Is the answer in one of the celebrated writer’s numerous notebooks?

Accompanied by Docksteder’s highly trained guard dog, Doc—a menace to men yet docile to women—the former café owner embarks on an adventure to the heart of Carnival and Mardi Gras in the notorious French Quarter. There, fate and Docksteder’s notes bring him to the home of Desirée, the mysterious and alluring former Queen of Carnival.


A good place to work, good whiskey, and good sex.

According to famous author Barron Docksteder, that’s what you need to be a good writer—at least that’s what he tells his young protégé. 

It’s 1995. Docksteder has just moved to the Carolina foothills, where he regularly orders elaborate breakfasts at a nearby café. There, he befriends the young café owner, who is a frustrated writer. Before long, Docksteder is sharing his bombastic wisdom about how to live a life worth writing about.


Docksteder Audio Book Released

Paul Buchanan, a resident of Landrum, SC, has released the audiobook for “Docksteder Tales Book 1: The Carolinas”, read by Mark Bramhall. Listeners are treated to a fabulous performance by Mr. Bramhall as he brings to life this multifaceted story in which a famously...

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Local Author Paul Buchanan to Appear at the Book Shelf

Paul Buchanan, a resident of Landrum, SC, will appear at The Book Shelf in Tryon on Saturday, 17 February, from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet folks, chat about his books, and sign copies of “Docksteder Tales Book 1: The Carolinas”. Buchanan is a retired physician, flight...

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