llbL.L. Bartlett is a New York Times bestselling author of several mystery series. Her widely popular “Jeff Resnick” books established her as a world-class mystery novelist, and Book 1, Murder on the Mind, tops today’s Buffet.

Before conquering the publishing world, L.L. worked as an antiques dealer, user bookseller, secretary, copy editor, and Hollywood script typist. She honed her characterization and plotting skills as a magazine writer and was a finalist in the St. Martin’s/Malice Domestic contest. In addition to the Jeff Resnick Mysteries, she writes the Agatha-nominated “Booktown” mystery series under the name of Lorna Barrett, and the “Victoria Square” mysteries under the name Lorraine Bartlett. She lives near Rochester, New York.

Murder on the Mind is set in Buffalo, New York. Former insurance investigator Jeff Resnick is mugged and discovers the resulting brain injury has left him able to sense the secrets of other people.

When his estranged half-brother, Richard, takes Jeff to the family home to recover, Jeff’s picks up clues to the recent vicious murder of a local banker. Jeff feels compelled to explore the banker’s murder–using both his senses and his investigative skills, along with Richard’s reluctant help. Against the gritty setting of wintry Buffalo and a tormented family history of his own, unraveling the truth threatens Jeff’s–and Richard’s–life.

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Murder on The Mind (A Jeff Resnick Mystery)

Mysteries & Thrillers
Author: L.L. Bartlett
Murder on The Mind (A Jeff Resnick Mystery)

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 ten-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. Since Sumner was Richard’s banker, both brothers have a stake in finding out what happened. With Richard’s reluctant help, Jeff’s investigation leads him to Sumner’s belligerent family and hard-nosed business associates, none of whom want him snooping around.

When Jeff discovers a second victim, he knows he must relentlessly chase his quarry even if it means risking his brother’s life.