The Mystery Begins in the Past
Realistic Fiction with Christian Values
In her cozy mysteries and short stories, West Tennessee author Sylvia A. Nash shows the effects of past actions on
the lives of those who live in the present.
On March 26, 2013, Nash released her second book—Paths in Time, A Book of Short Stories. Each of the five short
stories follows the main character as he or she travels the twists and turns of a path toward one thing—be it a
perpetrator, a possession, or an ancestor—only to discover something unexpected, something put in motion in the
past. Two of the stories recount the first mysteries solved by Millicent Anderson, the sleuth in Nash’s cozy mystery,
The Missing Calico (December 2012).
Nash has lived in Henry, Carroll, and Weakley counties most of her life. She graduated from Dresden High School
and received her B.A. degree from UT Martin. On her website, The Mystery Begins in the Past (http://sylviaanash.com),
she describes herself as “southern to the bone.” It is only natural that her stories are set in West Tennessee. Nash is a
member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime.