Sequel to murder mystery released, book signing planned for Saluda author

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, March 31, 2016


Corinne Gerwe

Corinne Gerwe

Murder in a Moonlit Mason Jar, by Saluda author Corinne Gerwe, is now available. This is a sequel to her first fiction, The Strange Case of the Doyle Diary Murders. The fictionalized setting of Serena is a carbon copy of Saluda, N.C. A book signing at the Saluda Historic Depot is planned at the Saluda Historic Depot on April 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.


It’s summertime and the living is easy in the idyllic mountaintop town of Serena. When two seemingly accidental deaths send Police Chief Jeff Farley into the dense forest on a chilling investigative journey, he finds a legacy of property ownership, illegal moonshining, and the ancient art of hoodoo practice that have kept intruders at bay since the early settlers made claim to the land.


Charlotte, wife of an ambitious congressman, has come to Serena to escape her husband’s political career. She’s in search of some peace, and possibly, herself. When her husband shows up unexpectedly, strange events and ghostly happenings are set in motion that challenge the beliefs and intentions of all.


Set amidst a haunting wilderness where magic still flows, the residents of Serena must solve an ancient mystery and battle a supernatural foe. The human dynamics of love and yearning, greed and madness, and rebellion and redemption unwind at a spellbinding pace beneath the mystifying North Carolina moon.


Corinne Gerwe lives in Saluda, N.C. and has been inspired by the people in Saluda and surrounding area, which is sometimes obvious in her fictional tales and characters. Based on her background as an associate professor in the field of neuropsychology, and years of work in her field within hospital, prison, and military based systems, Dr. Gerwe became internationally recognized.


With a keen understanding of the complexities of human nature, an eye for the sparkling detail, and a passionate, creative and positive nature, she has branched out into a line of dramatic stories, fiction and nonfiction, that delight her readers. Her life experiences give color and depth to the nonfiction she writes.


Refreshments will be served during the book signing at the Saluda Historic Depot. For more information, please contact Judy Ward at 828-674-5958 or, or Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or


-Submitted by Cathy Jackson