The best thing about the holiday season is spending time with family. At the same time, sometimes the worst thing about the holiday season is spending time with family. The stories in this collection touch on that and more as Mandy Nichols, Jeff Resnick, and Judi Straub struggle through what's supposed to be the joyous season. One family contemplates murder; another wants to end what they see as a bad relationship, while another can only see their loved one for what she can do for them. Sound familiar? Happy Holidays? puts the Christmas fun into dysfunction!
While riding his new racing bike, Jeff is hit by an SUV - an accident which has a cascade effect on his life. He loses his job to a replacement, his girlfriend pressures him to move in, his bank accounts are hacked, and a restless spirit begs for his help - all in less than a week. But it's soon apparent that his so-called random accident is anything but, and the murder of a close friend has a hobbled Jeff on the run. Can he discover who's out to destroy his life - and threaten those he loves most?
Love & Murder, a bargain-priced bundle of stories by
New York Times best-selling author Lorraine Bartlett (and her alter ego L.L. Bartlett) explores the highs and lows of love and humanity. Each free-standing, complete story explores a different theme representative of the author's style.
Jeff Resnick is definitely out of his element when he and Maggie take a working vacation at a quaint Vermont inn. For most people, the chance to spend time with a beautiful woman in a romantic, isolated setting would be a plus, but the moment Jeff crosses the Sugar Maple Inn's threshold, his sixth sense warns him that someone is about to meet a violent death.
Sometimes it seems like murder and mayhem follow Jeff Resnick, challenging his psychic sixth sense to solve crimes. Since the vicious mugging that changed his life, he's tried to keep his unwanted gift in check. But when a bartender at Jeff's favorite watering hole is murdered, psychic visions of a sparkling red high-heeled shoe and a pair of bloody hands linger in his mind - and hit too close to home.
Jeff Resnick hardly knew his well-heeled half-brother. But after suffering a fractured skull in a vicious mugging, he reluctantly accepts the fact that he has a long and brutal recovery to face - and his closest of kin can provide him with the time and place to do it. Now, Jeff is haunted by unexplained visions of a heinous crime - a banker, stalked, killed, and eviscerated like a 10-point buck. When Matt Sumner's murder is discovered, a still-recovering Jeff realizes this was what he had seen. Jeff must not only convince himself of his new-found psychic ability, but also his skeptical brother, Richard Alpert.
Jeff Resnick's Backstory: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries
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A prequel to the nationally best-selling Jeff Resnick Mysteries, this collection of short stories chronicles Jeff's (and his brother, Richard Albert's) backstory. What forces molded these men into the people they are today? Find out in these 11 thought-provoking tales that span from Jeff and Richard's first meeting until two years before the first book in the series, Murder on the Mind. These stories are not mysteries.
Psychic Jeff Resnick has no expectations when investigating the disappearance of a four-year-old, until he confronts the mind responsible - a shattering experience for all involved. L.L. Bartlett's "Cold Case" tells the emotionally packed story of Jeff Resnick, a psychic, who is asked to solve the disappearance of a four-year-old boy. The conclusion to this story is bound to have you questioning those around you.
A near death experience is only the beginning of Jeff Resnick's troubles. Family comes to town, but one of them, a nephew who reminds Jeff of the thugs who mugged him, has unsettled him. He's on edge. The fact that his brother has taken possession of an expensive boat through an IRS auction takes his mind off the bad vibes he's getting from other relatives. But that yacht holds a deadly secret, one destined to turn his world upside down. Will Jeff figure out the puzzle before his vision of near death becomes a reality?
Jeff Resnick will do just about anything to avoid the miserable headaches that haunt him after being viciously mugged. Dr. Krista Marsh promises a cure--but only if he helps unlock the emotions of a disturbed young woman. Jeff knows he's being manipulated, but can't seem to walk away from the power Krista holds over him. Things spiral out of control as Jeff's brother, Richard, gets caught up with hospital politics. Blackmail and murder are only two of threats the brothers face in this provocative thriller.
Jeff Resnick faces a new dilemma: someone is stalking his sister-in-law, Brenda, who fears that violence from pro-life supporters will escalate near the women’s clinic where she works. Or could the vandalism, threatening phone calls, and letters against her have come from her abusive ex-husband? Meanwhile, Jeff grapples with meeting his estranged father and the sister he never knew existed. Could Patty Resnick be the key to Brenda’s stalker?