WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I found myself not being able to put the book down.
Victoria McKinley, youneedthisinyourlifenow.blogspot.com
Being a resident of Hawaii, I could not pass up a murder mystery based in Honolulu. It was thrilling while
at the same time oddly relaxing to read a story with so many local references to places, food, culture,
and traits. I was quickly drawn into the narrative and enjoyed being in Natalie's head as she processed information and formulated her plans. The writing was insightful, observant, emotive, and intelligent.
Each scene, task, and event was highly detailed and meticulously described - she really was a close approximation or the Hawaiian version of Jessica Fletcher, as her friend had teased. I savored the sense
f familiarity as well as the intriguing storyline.
DJ Sakata, www.GoodReads.com
I live in California and have a hope to one day visit Hawai'i. I enjoyed reading about Natalie's research
work as much as the murder plot. The story is well written, though there were a few places where pacing slowed down a bit. Natalie reminds me somewhat of Fletcher from Murder She Wrote, with a bit of The
X-Files added thanks to the psychic thread. However, she also reminded me a great deal of my forensic anthropology professor, and that's the person Natalie "looked like" to me as I read. I'd love to read more
of Natalie's adventures in the future! Highly recommended for the mystery-lover.
J. Aislynn d'Merricksson, San Francisco Book Review.com
Readers will quickly warm to the protagonist, Natalie, her cat Miss Una, and the many other memorable characters. The pacing of the narrative was perfect. The characters were well-developed, the storyline plausible, and the author’s descriptive writing skill will leave readers wanting more Natalie Seachrist and Miss Una stories…and very likely the reader will wish that they could know Natalie personally.
Cherie Jung, www.OverMyDeadBody.com
In this debut whodunit, Burrows-Johnson displays a fine eye for detail, a sharp ear for dialogue, and a commendable commitment to tie up loose ends. Her descriptions of time, place, and history, more than make up in substance what may be lacking in suspense. One suspects this is only the beginning
of Natalie's adventures.
Joe Kilgore, www.theusreview.com/reviews.com
Semi-retired journalist Natalie Seachrist has had visions all of her life. But when her twin Nathan confirms that the body she saw draped over a vintage Mustang was his granddaughter, her world changes forever. During research for retired police detective Keoni Hewitt, she has another unsettling vision and decides to move to the Honolulu foothills apartments where Ariel died. With Keoni’s cautionary aid, and her feline companion Miss Una, Natalie explores the premises and personalities of the complex.
There she discovers the fascinating story of the 1920s Shànghăi origins of the affluent
Wong Sisters—and more than a little discord between Pearl Wong’s nephew and the handyman who owns the Mustang.
Without forensic evidence, Ariel’s death is deemed an open case that may have occurred during an accident, or even a suicide. But why would a young girl approaching the end
of a successful college career kill herself. A third possibility is murder. But what could
Ariel have done to incite the wrath of someone during her tour of an apartment? Will
Natalie be able to learn the truth about Ariel’s death before the police close the
investigation without an arrest? Or has Natalie put herself in the way of a killer who’s
willing to murder again to hide their secret?
THE NATALIE SEACHRIST MYSTERY SERIES
I hope you enjoy Prospect for Murder,the first book in the Natalie Seachrist mystery
series. Natalie, Keoni, and Miss Una are ready to present the intriguing stories of
Murder on Mokulua Drive and Murders of Conveyance, which are completed and ready
for publication. If you’re wondering what I’m doing now, Yen For Murderis nearing completion as I write these words! In my free time, I attend the meetings of Arizona Mystery Writers and the Tucson Chapter of Sisters in Crime. A great team has worked
to bring this project forward: publisher, Geoff Habiger of Artemesia Publishing; Audio
book direction and recording by Jim Waters of Waterworks Recording; art by Yasamine
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PROSPECT FOR MURDER
A Natalie Seachrist Mystery
Hardcover and Electronic Download of Print and Audio Editions
available at your independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble,
Amazon.com, Audible.com, and OverDrive.com
9-CD Audio Book available from Jeanne Burrows-Johnson
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