Cover Reveal! Major Crimes

Major Crimes ebook cover


From the award-winning cozy mystery author, Michele Lynn Seigfried, comes book #4 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series — Major Crimes.

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!

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Tentative release date:  January 26, 2015

Praise for the Series

The author’s style is fast and riveting and holds the reader’s interest throughout the book. ~Shweta Shankar, Readers Favorite

I like this series.  It is a fun cozy. With characters I like, Rhonda, Readalot Blog

Wow. These characters are fabulous… ~Marie’s Cozy Corner

Seigfried artfully combined humor and mystery. ~Christa Nardi, Christa Reads and Writes Blog

With humor and a murder what’s not to like.  ~Shelly’s Book Case

It’s detective writing at its best. ~D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

From the Author

Here it is!  The cover for Major Crimes! I’m so excited!

I’m doing another proofread myself before I send it off to the editor.

Thank you to everyone who has been asking me about and waiting patiently for this book!  It’s told from two points of view – Chelsey Alton and Bryce Kelly and the plot sizzles when these two get together!

I’m hoping to schedule a book tour in late January or early February. If you want to participate in the book tour or be a beta reader, just let me know and I’ll hook you up! Email me at or comment below!


Municipal Clerk Rediscovers Her Passion For Writing

I’m excited to be featured on the front page of the Home News Tribune and Courier News today!

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When Michele Lynn Seigfried entered the College of New Jersey, she didn’t have a major. She took an array of classes — art, television, acting, math, science, history, public speaking, stage building, world religions, and women’s studies — but nothing seemed to fit.

Then she took a creative writing class.

“My teacher singled me out to read my assignment about siblings out loud,” the New Jersey native said. “It told the tale of how I would threaten my little brother with flushing his chameleons down the toilet or sucking him up in the vacuum when he had gotten on my nerves. After all, what’s a big sister for? My classmates chuckled at my sense of humor.”

Read the rest of the article here:

Community Affairs Update

Hello friends!

Community Affairs is through editing and is in the proofreading stage!  I should have it back in about a week, so I can do another proofread myself.  Then I’ll format the paperback version, upload it to the printer, then order a proof copy.  Meanwhile, I’ll format it for Kindle and Nook.  Then it’s off to the beta readers and reviewers for a couple of months before it will be officially released.

Interested in an advanced copy?  Become one of my beta readers!

What does a beta reader do?

Well, that’s easy. You’ll get a free early copy of the book (kindle or nook, your choice) – before the public can buy it. You’ll let me know what you thought, and if you see any spelling, grammatical or consistency errors.  You’ll write a review to put on Amazon.  Then, I’ll put your name in the front of the book thanking you for your help (If you want your name there)!

Sound interesting?  Send me a message and let me know you want to be a beta reader!

Stay tuned!  I’m going to reveal the cover for Community Affairs next week!



Book Review: Bloody Mary

bloody mary cover

Book Description:

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the
second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial
killers in recent memory–a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning…

My review:  5 Stars!

Joe Konrath is a talented writer.  This is the third book I’ve read of his and I can’t wait to read many more.  I’m reading the Jack Daniels Series out of order, and it doesn’t matter, I’m never lost during the plots in the book. Like the other books in the series, there is lots of action and suspense, some blood and gore, and a touch of mystery.  Just when you think the case is solved and the book is done–BAM!  He hits you with a twist to keep you wondering what will happen next.  What is also refreshing is that a lot of his main characters, the good guys, do get hurt or even killed.  It makes his writing completely unpredictable.  I would highly recommend this series.