Jeff Resnick never asked for the gift he was given. Gift? More like a curse. And
that curse was? Becoming a little bit psychic. But don’t way the “P” word in
front of him.
Maybe he’s in denial. After all, experiencing weird stuff just wasn’t a part of
his life … until the mugging. That’s when things changed. Broke and broken, he’s
forced to accept help from his estranged, older half-brother, thus losing his
home and the new job he was about to begin. Forced to go back to a city he had
no love for and a house that was never a home.
Visions of a slaughtered deer hung to bleed out take on a terrible new meaning
when a local banker is found in just that condition. How could Jeff have known?
Why did he feel compelled to find out more about the man, about the murder?
As an insurance investigator, with crime scenes his specialty, Jeff knows what
it takes to look into these matters. Too bad his brother, physician Richard
Alpert, isn’t an enthusiastic collaborator. He’s convinced that these so-called
visions are the manifestation of an injured brain, and he’s only willing to go
so far to help his brother in his investigative pursuits.
But there are other things in play. There’s something evil in Richard’s house,
something Jeff can’t explain and can’t seem to muster the courage to face. After
all, who believes in evil? Not a skeptic like Richard, but Jeff seems to have
found a kindred spirit in Richard’s significant other, Brenda Stanley. Where
Richard is more than skeptical of Jeff’s apparent paranormal peculiarities,
Brenda is fascinated and supportive. But that support can only go so far.
The frequent and crippling headaches from the head injury keep Jeff dependent on
his brother—something he refused to accept as a teen when his mother died and
Richard was forced to become his guardian, and a situation he is eager to escape
once he has healed. And yet … as the brothers reconnect, a tenuous friendship
But then Jeff meets Maggie Brennan, who worked for the murdered banker. Upon
shaking her hand, he feels an instant connection with this woman—a connection
that will lead him to the murderer or just more death?
MURDER ON THE MIND, the
first book in the Jeff Resnick Mystery series, is free for all ebook
formats. Why not give Jeff, Richard, Brenda, and Maggie a try. What have you got
After a brutal mugging in Manhattan leaves him with a
arm and fractured skull, insurance investigator Jeff
reluctantly agrees to recover at the home of his estranged
half brother, Richard. At first, Jeff believes his graphic
nightmares of a slaughtered buck are just the workings of
his traumatized mind. But when a local banker is found in
the same condition, Jeff believes the attack has left him
with a sixth sense--an ability to witness murder before it
Piecing together clues he saw in his visions,
attempts to solve the crime. His brother Richard is
skeptical, but unsettling developments begin to forge a
tentative bond. Soon, things that couldn’t be explained by
premonition come to light, and Jeff finds himself probing
into dangerous secrets that touch his own traumatic past
wintry Buffalo--and the killer is ready to eliminate
Mystery Paranormal |
Press, On Sale: October 5, 2010, Paperback /
e-Book (reprint), ISBN: 9781456555450 / eISBN: 1230000002070]
Lorraine Bartlett writes the Victoria Square Mysteries. Under the name L.L.
Bartlett, she writes the Jeff Resnick suspense series. She also writes the
Agatha-nominated, New York Times bestselling Booktown Mystery series under the
name Lorna Barrett.
Lorraine says: "My mind has always been filled with
what my father called "tommyrot." I called them stories. But it wasn't until I
was a teenager that I started writing them down--and much later until I sold my
first short stories. (Romance!) But in my heart I wanted to write mysteries."
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