“The Mandolin Case”- Where to Buy the Book, Website Link, and Quotes From Readers
Here’s where you can purchase “The Mandolin Case.”
My website link is: www.themandolincase.com It has a link to Amazon.com.
If you prefer the electronic version here’s the link to Kindle:
Here are some quotes from folks about “The Mandolin Case.” (Most of these are also on the website) Feel free to add one in the comments.
“The Mandolin Case” Quotes
“Tommy Bibey keeps his feet and his heart in three different worlds: bluegrass music, family medicine, and golf. In The Mandolin Case he conflates these three worlds into an arresting story that sheds humane light and his gentle humor on his world and the folks who inhabit it.” Ted Lehmann, Bluegrass Photojournalist
“Dr. Bibey honors the truth and simplicity of rural southern life and traditional music. Finally, an author resists the hackneyed stereotype to accurately portray the integrity of bluegrass music and the people that love it.” -Kristin Scott Benson, member of Grascals, IBMA Banjo Player of Year 2008 and 2009
“The ‘The Mandolin Case’ provides more twists and curls than the grain in a piece of birds-eye maple. Like a master fiddler weaving notes through the melody of a song, Bibey holds forth simplicity as the most complex asset when prejudice and greed place honor and integrity on trial. Dan Hays, International Bluegrass Music Association”
“Ranger Dog knew the truth all along” –Cindy Carter, long time Dr. Bibey Blog reader from N.C.
“There is something you can learn from every mandolin player you hear.” Sam Bush, King of Newgrass and the right-hand rocking, reggae ruler of the Mandolin Universe.
Dr B—I have really enjoyed reading your work. It appears you have captured the essence of what we strive to do in the legal profession with your portrayal of Martin Taylor. He has the requisite qualities and attributes of a true Southern lawyer and what I consider the ultimate qualification—a seeker of truth. Perhaps one day you could introduce me to him. I would love to get to know him better. You should continue your writing efforts, as you have a unique talent. — Bill Elam -prominent Charlotte, N.C. attorney and medical malpractice specialist
“If the mandolin stands for the truth, I’m all for it.” Ronnie McCoury of the Del McCoury band and the Traveling McCoury’s
I was raised in a valley town between the Cumberland Mountains, I know the characters in the Mandolin Case. Dr Bibey shows them as they are; fun loving musicians, card players and sportsman. These are the people I grew up with. Mix them with a bunch of lawyers and you’ve got one hell of a read. I didn’t want it to end. –Don Sterchi — Newspaper columnist and free lance writer
“The secret is in the mandolins.” Tony Williamson, Merlefest Mandomania moderator and mandolin master.
“I meet a great many characters and untangle a lot of plot lines in my job as a book editor. I meet a great many authors, too. Tom Bibey is certainly up at the top level with those, because both his characters and his plot in The Mandolin Case match his philosophy on life: You cannot get through it by cheating your family, neighbors, or friends. Love and loyalty make up his life and his novel. The book is a little gem that I’m sure you will all enjoy, but it’s his underlying message that gives it its luster.” –Dorrie O’Brien, editor
“Dr Bibey is Australia’s favourite American import. Who else combines country doctoring, mandolin picking and writing like he does? What a story, what characters, what a rip-roaring tale, Dr. B.” –Karen Collum, Australian Author
Folks in Texas find a bluegrass just one beat away in Dr. B. We believe we will understand the mysteries of “The Mandolin Case” and await its release.” – Adam Rekerdres (Rekx)
Dr Bibey, I loved your story. Sounds like a place I would love to work. Carolyn
I will miss Indie too. Hope that his passing is not too painful. He deserves to get some rest…. Newt221
Love to hear you weigh in sometime on how supporting live music is a better investment of a person’s time than veging around the house on weekends –mandogrin
“We have known Dr. B for years. He is a good doctor, a serious amateur mandolinist, and a writer. Most of all though, he is a man who cares about his people.” – Darin and Brooke Aldridge, the Bluegrass Sweethearts.
“Dr. B sure is a pretty good picker for a doctor. We’re all looking forward to his new book, “The Mandolin Case.” -Woody Platt, the Steep Canyon Rangers.”
“When a man writes like that, there has to be a reason.” –Irene Lehmann
The visions you put in my mind, dance. A photo would squelch my dreams. -Billy Watson
I live in a city with almost 2 million other souls… If I ever come to the south I’ll definitely go to a bluegrass festival — Susan Egan
The medical issues in “The Mandolin Case” are vividly real. Dr. Bibey’s characters remind us that safe medical practice and medical malpractice risk management both require great knowledge, but also honesty, integrity, and wisdom. -James W. Pichert, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, risk management expert
I introduced Dr B to bluegrass music and helped with his medical education. He hs blended both of these disciplines into a metaphor for his story telling and view of life in general. My congrats on the publishing of his book. It will be well received… –Dr. Peter Temple, retired rural eastern N.C. physician and community medicine professor
Dr. B captures the personality and traditions of Bluegrass in a new millennium setting. However, this book is not only for lovers of mandolins, but also for readers who love a good mystery. -Mary Weber, Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments