“This is a distinguished debut. The distinctive setting and eccentric cast of characters who call Shady Grove home are the setup for a great series.”
"Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing . . . This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade."
-- Kingston Observer
"Lynn's accomplished debut mystery is a righteous blend of spirituality and suspense."
"Love, death, healing, redemption and the deep connections that can grow between strangers are at the heart of this gentle mystery."
"A pleasant voice, eccentric cast, and an offbeat story hooking into the old local slave cemetary are supported by strains of spirituality and Rose's journey of self-discovery."
--Poisoned Pen Reviews
"In addition to Lynn's well conceived mystery, the novel is a gentle lesson in kindness and forgiveness."
"A delightful whodunit . . . Lynn provides a deep Mississippi mystery starring a likable woman who starts to obtain a sense of achievement, redemption, and worth."
"In Down by the Riverside Jackie Lynn's lyrical prose creates a richly diverse cast of characters brought by fate or chance to the Shady Grove Campground on the banks of the timeless Mississippi River (almost a character in itself). Lynn's writing touches the everyday with a golden glow, turning the simplest moments into profound truths."
-- Vicki Lane, author of Signs in the Blood
"Down By The Riverside is a lyrical mystery that rolls along much like the great Mississippi River it portrays. Sometimes gentle, sometimes fierce, always the currents below the surface hide far more than they reveal. With beautifully crafted prose, Jackie Lynn weaves a tale of outcasts living along a riverbank, who while seeking the truth about a drowning, ultimately find both love and redemption. It’s a novel that lingers; I found myself not only wondering further about the characters, but also thinking how nice it would be to plan a trip to Memphis and visit that fabled river. "
-- Sallie Bissell , author of In the Forest of Harm