PROSPECT FOR MURDER
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Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-932926-45-3
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-932926-88-0
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-932926-47-7
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PROlOGUE TO PROSPECT FOR MURDER
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 who is 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?
Midwestbookreview.com/sbw/dec_16.htm#Mystery/Suspense. 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, GoodReads.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....The writing was insightful, observant, emotive, and intelligent. Each scene, task, and event was highly detailed and meticulously described...
Cherie Jung, overmydeadbody.com. 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…
J Aislynn d'Merricksson, SanFranciscoBookReview.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....I'd love to read more of Natalie's adventures in the future!
AudioBook Reviewer, Audible.com. 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.
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Of Jeanne's work in the co-authored book, Under Sonoran Skies, Prose and Poetry from the High Desert, [one of 2012 top 50 picks by Southwest Books of the Year] Kirkus Reviews said her historical essays are interesting. The Arizona Daily Star appreciated her comprehensive indexing and the Green Valley News and Sun found her design a beautiful hardcover book and the prose well researched and well written.
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