Major Crimes by Michele Lynn Seigfried
Publisher: Horseshoe Bay Publishing
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
About the Author
Michele Lynn Seigfried is the author of humorous, cozy mystery novels and a children’s picture book author/illustrator.
Michele was born and raised in New Jersey. In her mystery novels, she draws from her personal expertise in the area of municipal government, in which she has served for over 18 years in two different municipalities.
She holds a B.A. in communication from the College of New Jersey with a minor in art. She obtained the Master Municipal Clerk certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in 2010. She also holds the Registered Municipal Clerk certification and Certified Municipal Registrar Certifications from the State of New Jersey.
In combining her love of writing with art, Michele began writing and illustrating children’s picture books in 2013. She has won several awards for her novels.
Michele is a member of Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime – Central Jersey, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, New Jersey Author’s Network, International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Central Jersey Registrar’s Association, Municipal Clerk’s Association of New Jersey, and the Municipal Clerk’s Association of Mercer County, where she is currently President. She also serves on the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Legislative Committee.
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Buckle up for hours of laughter, romance, and excitement with this Jersey Shore Mystery. When handsome detective, Bryce Kelly, is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he finds himself on the run and in hiding. Can amateur sleuth, Chelsey Alton, and a few quirky friends help him find the real killer and prove his innocence before it’s too late? If you love mysteries, don’t miss this humorous whodunit!
When I agreed to review Major Crimes I didn’t realize that it was the 4th book in a series! I was so afraid that when I started that I wouldn’t know what was going on. Michele does a great job of keeping the story flowing from one book to the next while still allowing readers to come in at any point of the story. As a matter-of-fact she does such a great job that I want to go back and read the books in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series not because I feel like I need to in order to read Major Crimes but because I want to go back and read about these great characters.
As for the story itself, Major Crimes bounces back-and-forth between Chelsey’s point-of-view and Bryce’s, however, it is not done in a way that is confusing or that interrupts the story. On the contrary I actually liked reading parts from Bryce’s point-of-view, it was very refreshing. I would have to say that my only complaint about Major Crimes is the end, Michele left it on a cliff hanger for the 5th book! How could she have the ex there wanting to get back with Chelsey for their daughters sake, the boyfriend that Chelsey is trying to break-up with because he’s never around there telling her that he just sold his restaurant for millions to spend more time with her and that’s why he hasn’t been around, and then Bryce there with something important to ask Chelsey and just has her kick them out and shut the door to make her daughter a PB&J. How can you do that to us?!
Seriously I loved the book and I loved the ending and I can’t WAIT for the 5th book!