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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Spotlight ~ Jacqueline Seewald & The Truth Sleuth

Good Morning & Welcome to this week's Saturday Spotlight, my friend and fellow Five Star author, Jacqueline Seewald. Jacqueline has some news about her Five Star "Kim Reynolds librarian sleuth novels" so I'll let her jump right on in and tell you all about it!

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!


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thanks, Pam, for turning the Spotlight on my work this weekend!

dkchristi said...

Congratulations on a great series of stories. www.dkchristi.com

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thank you, D.K.! I appreciate your comment.

Earl Staggs said...

Happy to see you spotlighted, Jacqueline. You deserve it. Best wishes for continued success.

Nikki said...

Good luck with the new edition and all your work, Jacquie!

Susan Whitfield said...

Jacquie, your books are awesome! I loved The Drowning Pool and look forward to reading the new book. Congratulations!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks Jacqui and All for dropping by!


Anita Page said...

Jacquie, what great reviews! I'm very happy for you and your readers that the books are now available through Harlequin.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thanks, Earl, for the kind words!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thanks, Nikki, we can all use good luck!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thanks, Anita. Five Star/Gale does send the ARCs for the hardcovers out to reviewers which gets them some notice and consequently library orders. The Harlequin reprints are priced for reader consumption.

Carole Price said...

Great reviews, Jacqueline. I look forward to reading the Drowning Pool.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Carole,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Mary F. Schoenecker Writes said...

Loved reading about all your books and succesful reviews. May it continue long into the future

JOAN REEVES aka SlingWords said...

Well-deserved great reviews. Happy to hear there's a new book in the series out. Congratulations.

Jacqueline Seewald said...


Thanks so much for the good wishes!
Now to sell the fourth novel in the Kim Reynolds series!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Joan,

The next Five Star/Gale novel won't be out until September. It's a very different sort of mystery written in collaboration with my older son. It's called The Third Eye and takes place in the Pine Barrens of NJ. Interestingly, Death Legacy, my last Five Star novel will come out as a Harlequin Worldwide Mystery the same month.

Conda Douglas said...

I've been reading The Truth Sleuth and recommend it--good read indeed.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thank you, Conda! I'm so glad you're enjoying the book.

Kaye George said...

Very nice to be featured here! Best of luck with the rest of the series, and with the new project mentioned in these comments. What fun to write a book with your son!

D'Ann said...

These stories look fab! If I can ever find a minute to read, they are on my list!

Jacqueline Seewald said...


Thanks for dropping by. I have my fingers crossed for The Third Eye which will come out in September.
Since Five Star/Gale is a library publisher for the most part, sales depend heavily on reviews.

Jacqueline Seewald said...


Thanks for dropping by as well.
I'd like to hug the horse in the background of your photo!

Jacqueline Seewald said...


Thanks again for hosting me this weekend in your author spotlight.
I appreciate the publicity.

Nancy J. Cohen said...

Congrats on your books coming out with Worldwide! I love the idea of a librarian sleuth.