I’d like to thank Pam for choosing me to be the focus of her Spotlight blog this weekend.
Harlequin Worldwide Mystery has now made two more of my Kim Reynolds librarian sleuth romantic mystery novels, THE INFERNO COLLECTION and THE TRUTH SLEUTH, available in low cost paperback editions. They published THE DROWNING POOL in 2012.
Kim is both a reluctant psychic and a reluctant detective. However, she can’t seem to avoid finding dead bodies and subsequently solving murders—with some help from her friends. Here are a few brief review blurbs for the series:
Reviews for The Inferno Collection:
“An unusual setting—the esoteric banned manuscripts of a library—and an unusual heroine with a horrific secret set The Inferno Collection apart from other romantic suspense novels. With some powerful imagery in her disturbed and disturbing dreams, Kim Reynolds makes a thought-provokingheroine. I hope Jacqueline Seewald will explore her life in more depth in the future.” --Sara Paretsky
“Irresistibly spellbinding. Captivating from the start, The Inferno Collection, compels with tension and brims with edginess. A thrilling read for suspense lovers!” Iris Green, The Chick Lit Review
For The Truth Sleuth
“The Truth Sleuth packs a double whammy. Not only is the solution to the murder unexpected, but the sleuth's personal life is just as surprisingly complex. Add in a colorful school setting and a protagonist with special gifts, and you get a winner.” ~
Toni L.P. Kelner, New York Times Bestselling author
“Who better than a psychic reference librarian to untangle a complicated romance and decipher a mysterious death? Jacqueline Seewald has written one for the books!” ~
Molly MacRae, award-winning author of Wilder Rumors and Lawn Order
For The Drowning Pool:
”THE DROWNING POOL is an entertaining romantic police procedural with psychic elements…” ~ Midwest Book Review,
“Seewald uses an old trick in a new way--Very clever.” ~ Crimespree Magazine
“THE DROWNING POOL is an engaging romantic suspense tale that not only will have the reader intrigued with the twist and turns that the investigation takes, but the drama that unfolds between Mike and Kim. Secondary characters complement the story with their multilayered facets that make their lives so eccentric… Jacqueline Seewald has crafted a spine tingling tale that readers will enjoy.”~ Romance Reviews Today
Featured New Titles at Ramsey County Library
The second entry in the Kim Reynolds series finds Kim, a college librarian in suburban New Jersey, and her boyfriend, Detective Mike Gardner, investigating the suspicious death of Rick Bradshaw, who was found dead in the swimming pool at Kim’s apartment complex. The victim was not a nice guy, and the suspects are legion: his fiancée; his current and former mistresses; his numerous ex-girlfriends, most of whom hated him; and assorted husbands of those numerous ex-girlfriends and mistresses. They are assisted by Mike’s new partner, Bert St. Croix, formerly of the NYPD and the first black woman in the Webster Township PD, and by Kim’s psychic talents (she can see ghosts). While they work on tracking down the killer, Mike tries to persuade Kim to accept his proposal of marriage, and Bert experiences a rocky start with her colleagues in the department. This is an entertaining mystery with very likable characters, and Kim’s psychic abilities are interesting without being too off-the-wall. Readers who liked James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series or the Reagan Reilly books by Carol Higgins Clark will get a kick out of this one.
Well friends, if you enjoy mysteries, you're sure to love Jacqueline's books!
Until next week....take care & be blessed!