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Community Affairs front coverFree for Kindle! Now – January 23rd

Community Affairs, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 3

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A 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards Finalist!

This is a fun, fast-paced mystery to read with a plot twist you won’t see coming. Just excellent!  ~Teresa Trent – Author of Murder For A Rainy Day

Fascinating, engrossing, and entertaining! ~Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Awards Competition 


Red Tape99 Cent Sale! Now – January 26th

Red Tape, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 1

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2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Finalist and 2013 Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention Award Winning Book.

A compelling page turner! ~Shweta Shankar for Readers’ Favorite

A thrilling ride! ~Ali’s Books


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Tax Cut, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 2

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A finalist in the 2014 Mystery and Mayhem Awards Competition and a runner-up in the 2014 Beach Book Festival in the romance category!

If you are a fan of the Stephanie Plum books, you will like the Chelsey Alton, Jersey Shore Mystery series even more.  ~Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite

I find this series a real hoot. ~Kate Eileen Shannon, Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading


Major Crimes ebook coverAvailable now for pre-order, Release date:  January 26th  for $2.99

Major Crimes, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 4

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Major Crimes is a revealing, compelling mystery story that’s hard to put down. ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Major Crimes is a whimsical, fun, lighthearted mystery. . 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.  ~Trudi LoPresto, Readers’ Favorite  

5 Star Review for Major Crimes!

Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ FavoriteMajor Crimes ebook cover

Major 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 (Jersey Shore Mystery Series Book 4) 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.

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The first of the reviews is in for Major Crimes and I am so excited to share it with you!Major Crimes ebook cover

Here is what Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer for Midwest Book Reviews had to say:

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.

Book Four in the Jersey Shore is a ‘cozy mystery’ perfect for newcomers to the mystery series as well as prior fans, and it opens with a heart-stopping scenario that portends danger from its first moment: the protagonist returns home to find her front door unlocked – and she’s always meticulous about locking it, even though she owns little of value.

She searches her house instead of fleeing or phoning the police – and finds a surprise. It’s an unannounced visit, and one that affects Chelsey’s good judgment (and ultimately lands her into big trouble) as she becomes personally involved in a convoluted crime whose twists and turns seem to have no end.

As the story line switches perspectives between characters, readers catch a good glimpse of motivations, unspoken feelings, and complications faced by the single mother. Chapter headings do a fine job of informing readers about these changing perspectives and help keep everything on track as the complex mystery unwinds.

Police interrogations, murder, relationships between exs still bound by children, uncertain connections that may (or may not) indicate romance: all these are wound into a story line that is spiced with children, husbands, parents, police departments and ex-cops.

At the center of this whirlwind is Chelsey, whose strongest connections with men have also proved to be her most unstable foundations. Three men in her life have failed her. One has done something crazy. One is falling in love. And the choices Chelsey is forced to make around all three will change her life.

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Buckle up for hours of laughter with this specially priced box set of the first three novels in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series. #1 – Red Tape, #2 – Tax Cut, # 3 – Community Affairs. Each of these award-winning books is a unique cozy mystery set in New Jersey in the world of municipal government.

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

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone! What are you thankful for this year? In seeing all the horrid things in the news lately, I’d have to say that I’m thankful I live in a country of freedom. I’m thankful for life and the ability to put a roof overhead and food on the table. I’m thankful for being blessed with the most wonderful toddler. I’m thankful for being able to rescue and care for my sweet dog. I’m thankful for so many things, I can’t even begin to list them all. I also wish to thank each and every one of you who have been following me and reading my books. You put a smile on my face and make my day a little brighter.


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Community Affairs, a Mystery & Mayhem Finalist!

20141122_144651I’m so excited! My novel, Community Affairs, made the short list in the Mystery and Mayhem Awards! Along with a bunch of my favorite cozy mystery authors and a few of my favorite novels!  Check out the list of who made it by Clicking Here!

Community Affairs also got a rave review tonight from the Writer’s Digest Competition. Didn’t win anything, but scored 5 out of 5 stars in all categories:

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 5
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 5

Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, Commentary:

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS by Michele Lynn Seigfried is fascinating, engrossing, and entertaining. Recommended.
The cover is definitely one that would get my attention—sexy but not one that I’d be embarrassed to carry in public.

The title is one that gets attention, too, but not too prurient. The back cover copy will get readers to look inside and the author biography and picture are great. Wonderful work on both counts. Good production values overall.
The opening hook is good. The dialogue and action are both excellent. The author has an ear for dialogue and that keeps the story moving. The back cover copy promises humor and I believe the book delivers. I chuckled and smiled as I read. This is refreshing because sometimes detective novels can be harsh. The descriptions really brought the characters to life, too. I liked the mystery and the elements of the story, too. For me, this turned out to be a nice, pleasurable read. An excellent entry into the genre, one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others I know enjoy this type of book.
I think if this author keeps going, she’ll find and keep readers, Again, very nice book and story. Keep up the good work!

Princeton Author’s Day!

Check out the Princeton Public Library’s Local Author Day! 1-4 Saturday, October 24th! I’ll be there signing books. It’s a great time to start your holiday shopping! Autographed books make a unique gift!

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