- Reluctant Reunion (1997)
- Delta Triangle (1992)
Jim Majure lived on the outskirts of Jackson, Mississippi. In 1992, he won the Governor’s Songwriting Contest and a trip to Nashville for a tune called “Cowboys, Cap Guns and Cracker Jackson,” which he wrote for his five-year-old son, Matthew. Jim said, “I wanted him to know a little about me, about the things I loved growing up. And maybe one of these days, he can play it for his son. That, to me, would be the ultimate.”
He published two novels: Delta Triangle in 1992 and Reluctant Reunion in 1997 (shortly before his death).
Majure was married to Liz Majure, the daughter of Representative Mary Ann Stevens. He died in 1997.
A Review of Reluctant Reunion
by Derek Hill (SHS)
The novel Reluctant Reunion: a Novel of Suspense by Jim Majure takes place at Hidden Hills lodge overlooking gigantic Grenada Lake, one of the South’s largest lakes. Graduates from the 1920’s through the 1930’s are drawn together from all over the world for a weekend with some longtime friends and some heldon grudges. At this reunion only a couple of people are allowed to have a specific boat for a large treasure hunt. Mary Beth Driscoll is in charge of all arrangements for the treasure hunt and boating requirements. She is Dr. Tyler Driscoll’s ex-wife. At midnight, Mary Driscoll calls all of the people who are ready for the hunt. The boats have only small lights which make visibility nearly impossible.
While the hunt is on, a person notices that there is a fire on the lake and motions to one of the captains of a boat. Everybody notices the ball of fire coming from a boat and quickly shut down the boat throttle. Adam, one of the people on a boat, realizes that the burning boat belongs to Charmaine and Tyler Driscoll. Adam shouts out. but there is no answer from the boat. He drives his boat towards the flame and sees that no one is in the boat. He uses a flare and looks across the levee. He sees a lady with hardly any clothes, drives the boat to her and is informed that Tyler is dead.
Adam and Duling Marcus, a friend from high school, go to a nice hotel and spend the night. In the morning Adam calls the Center where Dr. Driscoll used to work. The receptionist tells him where his room is and when they close. The security guard punches the alarm code in and lets him out. Adam goes to an electronics store and buys a wireless keypad for the alarm system. At 9:30 p.m. he uses the wireless keypad to shut the alarm system down, goes to the room, hears a noise, and hides in the closet. A maid comes in and cleans the room. Soon after she leaves, a man whose name is Dr. Terracina enters. A lady comes in and talks to Dr. Terracina, who tries to kill her. Adam jumps out of the closet and knocks the would-be murdered out. Adam tells her that he will call her. He returns to the hotel.
Adam Walton and Duling Marcus hear that Dr. Terracina has gone to Port Gibson. They learn Terracina has dies and that parts of his body have been discovered strewn everywhere. Police tell them that a wild animal possibly attacked him in the woods. Adam grabs his glock .45 and headd for Port Gibson. He goes to the area where the body was found and notices that no one is around. He takes the gun out of his car and puts it in his belt. He sees an old concentration camp. The camp looks as if someone has cleaned it up and left in a hurry. As Adam heads back to his car, a policeman approaches him and questions his presence in that area. Suddenly, a large animal comes out of the woods and attacks the policeman. Adam pulls out his gun and shoots the wild boar in the head twice. The policeman asked Adam to call for an ambulance. realized that
After the policeman recovers , he tells Adam who was responsible for the deaths of Dr. Tyler and Dr. Terracina. The people at the reunion are pleased to learn that Adam and Duling were responsible for figuring out the mystery .
The novel Reluctant Reunion was very interesting in the beginning. The plot kept me interested for the first seventeen chapters. The plot than weakened some, and the suspense slowed for awhile. During the last five chapters, my interest increased again.. The book has a great ending. Majure is an excellent writer, and I liked reading his book.
- House Concurrent Resolution 35 as Adopted by the Mississippi House and Senate commending the life and accomplishments of Mississippi author Jim Majure.