The Death of Mungo Blackwell


ISBN: 9781782642916 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781782642916

Publication date: October 18, 2019

Format: Paperback

Extent: 304 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Fiction


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The Blackwells are a family with an extraordinary history and astounding traditions, which include attending their own funerals before they die! Their ways are questionable and their stories about deceased relatives are as bold as their red hair, but it is their eclectic wares that keep tourists coming back to their market in the town of Coraloo.

Charlie Price, whose world has come crumbling down after a lapse in judgement leaves him unemployed, finds himself flung into the chaotic world of the Blackwells when he relocates to Coraloo with his socialite wife, Velveteen, and shy son, Gideon. Here Charlie attempts to make a living as a ‘picker’, reselling under-priced items he picks up at the market. Charlie soon finds this new way of life under threat and his quest for simplicity seems to be crumbling. Perhaps it’s time for Charlie to have a funeral of his own?

Meet the author: Lauren H Brandenburg

Lauren H. Brandenburg is a mentor, speaker, and award-winning author who happily blurs the lines between traditional genres. She is the author of The Death of Mungo Blackwell and The Marriage of Innis Wilkinson. She was awarded the ACFW Award for Best Contemporary Fiction and a Finalist for the People’s Book Awards. As a former English teacher, and now homeschooling mom, Lauren combines her love of “the what if” with her spirit of adventure and faith to delight and encourage readers young and old. She lives with her husband, Jamie, and two children in a lovely little town just south of Nashville, Tennessee where they laugh a lot.

Reviews for The Death of Mungo Blackwell

"Lauren Brandenburg tells a delightful tale of redemption with playful twists and turns of phrase that draw you through a story of something more valuable than riches. This story weaves lessons of simplicity and hope through the tale of Charlie Price, the warring Blackwells and Tofts of Coraloo and their mystical market, where some trinkets carry greater value than their cost."
David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler and The Camera Never Lies

"Charming, eccentric, and truly heart-warming, The Death of Mungo Blackwell is a breath of fresh air. From laugh out loud hilarity to deeply authentic moments of fear and anxiety in the wake of devastating financial loss, Brandenburg weaves a lush, entertaining story. A delightful tale about family, marriage, friendship, and macarons... you can't go wrong, and I can't wait for the sequel!"
A.C. Williams, author of Finding Fireflies

"Lauren H. Brandenburg has created a classic. She's woven a story that mixes real life with mystery. Her witty unassuming demeanor and personality come to life on the pages. You instantly fall in love with the characters and her."
Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi's Cupcakes, speaker, and author of The Secret Ingredient
"They say there's nothing new under the sun - oh yes, there is! Fun, quirky, and totally original!"
Amy Willoughby-Burle, author of The Lemonade Year
"Hilarious and entertaining, a fantastic story for anyone who has had a hiccup in life."
Danny Gokey, recording artist and author of Hope in Front of Me
"Lauren's characters are relatable, lovable, and engaging, captivating the reader's interest immediately. You'll find yourself thinking about them without the book in hand, wondering what turn the story takes next!"
Nina Roesner, Executive Director of Greater Impact Ministries and author of The Respect Dare

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