Major Crimes is an M&M Awards Finalist!


I’m feeling so honored!  I learned tonight that my novel, Major Crimes (Book #4 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series), has made the 2016 Finalist list for Chanticleer’s Mystery and Mayhem Awards.  I am among some of my favorite authors on the list, so I am very excited! See the whole article and the other winners on the announcement page here: Chanticleer M&M Awards Finalists

The Mystery & Mayhem Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mysteries and Classic Mysteries.


99 Cent Sale! Major Crimes, A Cozy Mystery

FB_IMG_1458488431967[2]Book 4 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Major Crimes, is now available for Kindle for only

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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!


Major Crimes is a revealing, compelling mystery story that’s hard to put down. Driven by interpersonal relationships, a sassy combination of fun and angst, murder and mayhem, and dangerous associations, it’s an emotion-driven and yet is a light, fun mystery that’s perfect for a cozy winter’s night. ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

5star-shiny-webMajor Crimes is a whimsical, fun, light hearted mystery. Michele Lynn Seigfried has created characters with great personalities that are very true to their New Jersey roots. If you are looking for a good mystery with a touch of humor, romance, detective work and more, then Major Crimes is a surefire winner. The story was new and fresh and there was never any question as to what information I could be missing. This is a quick and entertaining mystery sleuth book that I highly recommend. ~Trudi LoPresto, Readers’ Favorite  

The Jersey Shore Mystery Series is a wonderful whodunit series to read. Each book in the series has enough witty humor, mystery, suspense, and romance that easily draws the reader into Chelsey’s latest madcap investigation adventure. ~Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Major Crimes is a quick, light read. ~Readsalot

This is a gritty cozy mystery with some romance and lots of laughs, and that’s always a good thing. ~fuonlyknew

Full of grit and humor and intrigue, an enjoyable way to spend a few hours getting lost. ~Laura’s Interests

Without a Doubt – Spotlight & Giveaway!

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WITHOUT A DOUBT front SMWithout a Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Henery Press (May 24, 2016)
Paperback: 258 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635110258


As radio reporter Carol Childs investigates a series of Beverly Hills jewelry heists, she realizes her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case. Even worse, she may have inadvertently helped the suspect escape. The situation intensifies when the suspect calls the radio station during a live broadcast, baiting Carol deeper into the investigation.

In order for her to uncover the truth, Carol must choose between her job and her personal relationships. What started out as coincidence between Carol and Eric becomes a race for the facts—pitting them against one another—before the thieves can pull off a daring escape, leaving a trail of dead bodies behind, and taking the jewels with them.

Related subjects include: women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, suspense, noir.

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Praise for this series:
“Carol is a smart, savvy heroine that will appeal to readers. This is a cozy with a bite.” – Rosemary Smith, Books for Avid Readers (on Shadow of Doubt)

“Fast paced and cleverly plotted, an edgy cozy with undertones of noir.” – Sue McGinty, Author of the Bella Kowalski Central Coast Mysteries (on Beyond a Doubt)

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About The Author –

Nancy Cole Silverman credits her twenty-five years in radio for helping her to develop an ear for storytelling. In 2001, Silverman retired from news and copywriting to write fiction full time. In 2014, Silverman signed with Henery Press for her new mystery series, The Carol Childs’ Mysteries. The first of the series, Shadow of Doubt, debuted in December 2014 and the second, Beyond a Doubt, debuted July 2015. The third, Without A Doubt, is available in May 2016. For more information visit

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Tour Participants

April 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

April 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

April 26 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER GUEST POST,

April 27 – Classy Cheapskate – REVIEW

April 28 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 28 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW

April 29 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST

April 30 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW

May 1 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW

May 2 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

May 3 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – REVIEW, GUEST POST

May 4 – Michele Lynn Seigfried’s Blog – SPOTLIGHT

May 5 – Lori’s Reading Corner – GUEST POST

May 6 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW

May 7 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker


Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker
by D.E. Haggerty


Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker (Death by Cupcake Book 1)

Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: April 11, 2016
Print Length: 155 pages


A cozy mystery with a heap of laughs, a generous portion of romance, and just a smidgen of suspense.

Callie’s life is rather awesome. She owns a successful bakery and teaches German literature at the local university. There’s just one tiny problem. She has no self-confidence when it comes to her body. And then there’s the little matter of her being accused of murdering her pole dancing instructor. There’s no way Callie’s going to risk losing her teaching position and thus she embarks, with her best baker bud Anna, on a journey to discover the real killer. Between stripper auditions and a detective who insists Callie is the woman of his dreams, it’s a roller coast adventure. Cupcakes not included.



I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on from my mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although I did manage every once in a while to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. Another job change, this time from lawyer to B&B owner and I was again fed up and ready to scream I quit, which is incredibly difficult when you own the business. Thus, I shut the B&B during the week and in the off-season and started writing. Several books later I find myself in Istanbul writing full-time.

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West Deptford Township Book Festival

Come out and see me and other great authors at the West Deptford Township Book Festival!  There will be lots of activities for your children there! Plus food trucks! I’ll also be at the Trenton Farmer’s Market this weekend on Saturday from 10-2.  There will be authors reading to children at noon!  Come out and get your gifts for upcoming birthdays and baby showers!


2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards Winner – Community Affairs

community affairs cartoon cover-02I am excited to announce that Community Affairs (Book 3 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series) is a First Place Winner in the Humor Category of the 2015 Annual Mystery and Mayhem Awards from Chanticleer!

The Mystery & Mayhem Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mysteries and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries.

I’ve recently updated the cover to more accurately reflect it’s cozy mystery genre, as you may already know.  This is the final version.  I’ve also been working on updating the other covers in the series and will be rolling those out in a few weeks!

If you haven’t read it now, you can get the first three books in a box set for only $2.99 for a limited time on Amazon by clicking here.  I’ve updated the cover for this as well and that should be appearing on Amazon within a week.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t congratulate the other authors as well. Here was the list of the first place winners. If you love cozy mysteries, check them out!

  • Animal Mystery:  Leighann Dobbs  – Ghostly Paws
  • Small Town Cozy Mystery:  Cherie O’Boyle – Iced Tee
  • Adventure:  M. L. Rowland  – Murder Off the Beaten Path
  • Classic:  Lonna Enox Blood Relations
  • Amateur Sleuth:  Wendy Delaney – There’s Something About Marty
  • Humorous: Michele Lynn Seigfried  Community Affairs
  • Historical: Michael Scheffel – St. Louis Affair: The Adventures of Herbert Falken

I’m still in need of the ever-elusive reviews on Amazon – so if you have read any of my books, mystery or children’s, please leave me some feedback if you have time. As always, thank  you for reading!