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Zoomer Magazine,

Smallman is "... sure to join the ranks of our national talent, finding acclaim on the International crime scene."

Good Morning America put the Sherri Travis Series in the top 6 Mystery series for a summer read.

... "characters you'd love to have a drink with and a sense of place that captures the essence of the Sunshine State."
.... Don Graves ~ Hamilton Spectator ~

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The 7th book in the Sherri Travis series. A trip to Key West turns deadly when Sherri's friend Marley goes for a drink with an Elvis impersonator and doesn't return for last call. The police won't take a missing person report until Marley has been gone seventy-two hours. With a hurricane barrelling toward the Florida Keys and the town evacuating, Sherri is running out of time.

Second in the Singer Brown series. When the body of a teenage girl is found on Ghost Island, Singer identifies the corpse by a blue butterfly tattoo on the ankle. Suspicion quickly spreads through the small town like a virus.

Number 6 in the award winning Sherri Travis mystery Series released in September 2014.

Winner of the Gold medal award for best eBook Mystery/Thriller at the 2014 Independent Publisher Awards in New York City.


Beach Kill is a finalist for the gold medal in the Thriller category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Long Gone Man won the silver award in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards for Mystery/Thriller.
Martini Regrets won the Silver Award in the 2015 National Indie Book Awards in the USA.
Martini Regrets is a finalist for the gold medal in the mystery category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Martini Regrets is a finalist in the fiction category of the USA Regional Excellence Awards for 2015.
Long Gone Man was winner of the Gold medal award for best eBook Mystery/Thriller at the 2014 Independent Publisher Awards in New York City.
Champagne For Buzzards won the silver award for the best Mystery/Thriller in 2013 by the Florida Writers Association.
Highball Exit won the 2013 Bronze medal award for best mystery/thriller eBook from the Independent Publishers Association
An Accidental Death won the Royal Palm Literary Award for Flash Fiction from the Florida Writers Association.
Phyllis Smallman was the first ever recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award for Unhanged Arthur from Crime Writers of Canada. She was short listed for the Debut Dagger by the Crime Writers of the UK, and nominated for the Malice Domestic Award in the U.S.A.  Margarita Nights was short listed for Best first Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada.

The Sherri Travis Mystery Series

Margarita Nights       Sex in a Sidecar        A Brewski for the Old Man       Champagne for Buzzards
Highball Exit      Martini Regrets     Last Call

The Singer Brown Mystery Series

Long Gone Man

Beach Kill


Saving Kali

Short Mysteries

Bitty And The Naked Ladies       Jack Daniels And Tea     Pink       An Accidental Death