Marilyn’s Talking About My “Friend” Gordon

April 22, 2016

So glad Marilyn has written another Rocky Bluff adventure, because she is so right, Gordon Butler is a most special character for me.  Here’s Marilyn…

A Favorite Character in the Rocky Bluff P.D. Series

Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith

Because I know that Officer Gordon Butler is M.M. Gornell’s favorite character in this series, I thought I’d write about him and how he came to be.

Gordon makes his first appearance in Fringe Benefits. At that time, I had no idea how important he’d become to the series. The story was about a very bad cop who happened to be Gordon’s training officer.

Though Gordon knows the laws better than anyone else, somehow he manages to have big problems as he goes about his job as a police officer. He manages to wreck a brand new police car, while chasing a suspect he breaks his leg, any time something bad could happen, it does.

Some of the crimes he investigates have a humorous turn and once in a while he’s looked at as a buffoon.

As for his love life, his wife leaves him, he falls for women who aren’t interested in him and one who turns out to be the prime suspect in a murder case. As the series progresses, Gordon matures, he faces some major danger, and yes, thing begin to look up as far as romance is concerned.

And as for my feelings about Gordon, I’ve had a great time writing about him and I’m glad things are changing for him.

Do you have a favorite character in this series? Is so let me know in the comments.  Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith

A Crushing Death Right

A Crushing DeathA pile of rocks is found on a dead body beneath the condemned pier, a teacher is accused of molesting a student, the new police chief is threatened by someone she once arrested for attacking women, and Detective Milligan’s teenage daughter has a big problem.

F. M. Meredith, who is also known as Marilyn Meredith is nearing the number of 40 published books. Besides being an author she is a wife, mother, grandma and great-grandmother. Though the Rocky Bluff she writes about is fictional, she lived for over twenty-years in a similar small beach town. Besides having many law enforcement officers in her family she is counts many as friends. She teaches writing, loves to give presentations to writing and other groups, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America, three chapters of Sisters in Crime and on the board of Public Safety Writers Association.

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I love when Marilyn visits–She a wonderful author and guiding light. And I read A Crushing Death Recently and loved it! If you’d like to read my review, here it is…

“I’m an avid mystery fan, and I follow this series by F.M. Meredith with anticipation, but sometimes wonder when I will be disappointed as has happened with some other authors I’ve followed. This entry into her series, might be the best, in that I found it very suspenseful, yet very much connected to the realities of current day life. Having followed the series, for a bit now, I’m also fond of several of the characters, and really enjoyed seeing what has happened-with and to some of my favorites. And as I’ve done in the past, I waited until I had time to “curl up” and enjoy my visit to Rocky Bluff P.D.– read pretty much right through . And I was rather sad when it was over–didn’t want to leave and go back to reality. Creating that feeling in a reader I think says a lot about the author. Definitely recommend.”


12 Responses to “Marilyn’s Talking About My “Friend” Gordon”

  1. When you start having emotional reactions to characters, you know the author has you hooked!

  2. elainefaber4u said

    Making the characters feel like real people that readers come to love is the mark of an excellent writer…which you are!

  3. marilynm said

    Hi, Sussan, yep, unfortunately there are those who seem to have a cloud over them no matter what they do. Thanks for the comment.

  4. Gordon has been such fun, it’s great seeing how he’s developing. And we all know people like him, who can’t seem to get things right no matter what they do… Must be something about a past life Karma or something… LOL. So glad things are starting to look up for old Gordo, he deserves a break!

  5. marilynm said

    Linda and Marja thanks for commenting. There is definitely something special about Gordon.

  6. Gordon is kind of the everyman cop. Probably won;t ever be chief, probably won;t ever break a really famous case but he gets up and shows up and does the best he can. ANd kind of my favorite too.

  7. I have to admit that although I enjoy all of your characters, Gordon is my favorite, too.

  8. marilynm said

    Hi, Victoria, as you know, I love your part of California!

  9. I love this series in,part because it’s setting is similar to whede I live. Marilyn’s characters are amazing because they are real people with attributes and flaws.

  10. marilynm said

    Thank you so much for hosting me today, Madeline. I love coming out to the desert to visit.

    And Patricia, thank you so much for enjoying my Rocky Bluff P.D. sereis.

  11. I’ve read every book in the series and Gordon is my favorite character too! I just ordered “A Crushing Death.”

  12. mmgornell said

    Good morning, Marilyn, and Welcome to the Mojave Desert!

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