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Copyright 2015 @ Imaginings. All rights reserved.

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A Natalie Seachrist Mystery

[published by Artemesia Publishing]

​​​​Written & Narrated by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson

Available in:
Hardcover, Audio CDs, and Electronic Download of Print & Audio Editions


     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?


      A deftly crafted and impressively engaging read from cover to cover, "Prospect for Murder" clearly             demonstrates novelist Jeanne Burrows-Johnson as a master of the mystery/suspense genre.  Very

    highly recommended for the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs and community library

    Mystery Fiction collections. 


      DJ Sakata  []
    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 of familiarity as well as the intriguing storyline.

   Cherie Jung  []

   The reader’s attention will be captured the on page one of the prologue with the author's descriptive
   writing style. 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…very likely the reader will wish that they could know Natalie 
​   personally.

   J Aislynn d'Merricksson  []
   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....I'd love to read more of Natalie's adventures

   in the future!  Highly recommended for the mystery-lover.

     AudioBook Reviewer  []
    If you enjoy cozy mysteries, this is perfect….Burrows-Johnson masterfully describes the locations, people      and history in vivid detail that flows almost poetically….[She] did an excellent job of reading the book.

   The enunciation and clearness of her speech as well as the passion was not over the top or fake…Her

   voice was soothing and calming.



      In fictional and non-fictional projects, author Jeanne Burrows-Johnson draws on her experience in                       the performing arts, commerce and education.  Her humorous and energizing articles and essays 

      have appeared in business, literary and professional publications, including:  Broker World; the
    Hawaii Medical Journal; The Real Estate Source; The Rotarian; and, Under Sonoran Skies Prose and
    Poetry from the High Desert.  Turning to  mysteries, she takes inspiration from the people and stories
      of Hawai`i, where she lived for over twenty years.  Academically, she was accepted for membership in
      Phi Beta Kappa [the nation's oldest academic honor society] while completing her Bachelor of Arts
      degree in History at the University of Hawai`i.  During graduate studies of post-World War II Japan, she               became a member of Phi Alpha Theta [the national history honor society] and received a teaching                       assistantship in the World Civilization Program of the University of Hawai`i.  Jeanne is also a Lifetime                 Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, Highland Division. Focusing on life's                         synchronicity, her public addresses are noted for inter-cultural references and historical asides. 
      Jeanne’s integrated perspective helps shape seminars and workshops that facilitate communication                   between diverse groups of professionals and the general public.  As a consulting wordsmith, she
      draws on her interdisciplinary training to assist other writers polish their skills and help them achieve
      their desired potential.


       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 Murder is nearing completion as I write these words!   For both personal and

       professional pleasure, I attend the meetings of Arizona Mystery Writers and the Tucson Chapter of

       Sisters in Crime.