Prospect for Murder

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Artemesia Publishing, 2016 - Fiction - 286 pages
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A Hawaiian Mystery.

Semi-retired journalist Natalie Seachrist has had visions all of her life. But when her twin Nathan confirms that the body she saw in her vision draped over a vintage Mustang was his granddaughter, her world changes forever. During subsequent research for friend and investigator Keoni Hewitt, Natalie has another unsettling vision and moves to the Honolulu foothills apartments where Ariel died. With Keoni's cautionary aid, she explores the premises and personalities of the complex. There she discovers the fascinating story of the 1920s Sh nghăi origins of the affluent Wong Sisters--owners of the apartments--and more than a little discord between Pearl Wong's nephew and the handyman who owns the Mustang.

Unfortunately, Natalie's on-site sleuthing with her feline companion Miss Una produces few concrete leads. Just as she questions the purpose of her mission, she experiences another revealing vision. When she declares her certainty that the girl did not fall from the apartment's lanai to Keoni, she is forced to reveal her ongoing visions.

At Natalie's invitation, Keoni joins Nathan and her for meetings with the coroner and the Honolulu police detective who was once his partner. Despite items missing from Ariel's effects, a lack of physical evidence means that the open case is being examined as an accident, or even a suicide. But why would a young girl approaching the end of a successful college career kill herself while touring an apartment?

Natalie is determined to solve the mystery before the police close the investigation without an arrest. But has Natalie put herself in the way of a killer who's willing to kill again to hide their secret?

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About the author (2016)

Jeanne Burrows-Johnson draws on a multi-faceted background in the performing arts, education and marketing. The well-researched elements of her Natalie Seachrist mystery series invite the reader and listener into the sensory rich environs of Hawai`i, where she lived for over twenty years. Like her heroine, she and her husband enjoy feline companionship in an environment featuring dynamic skies, landscapes and characters.

Academically, she was accepted for membership in Phi Beta Kappa while completing her Bachelor's degree in History at the University of Hawai`i. During graduate studies and a teaching assistantship, she became a member of Phi Alpha Theta. She is also a Lifetime Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, Highland Division.