Murder On The Mind

Murder On The Mind

by L. L. Bartlett

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Jeff Resnick wasn't supposed to know about the man hun up to bleed out.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452455587
Publisher: Polaris Press
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Series: Jeff Resnick Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 4,921
File size: 473 KB

About the Author

The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put Lorraine Bartlett’s pen name Lorna Barrett on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it’s her talent -- whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett -- that keeps her there. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square Mystery series, and now the Tales of Telenia fantasy saga, and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s). Check out the links to all her works here:

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Murder on the Mind 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 511 reviews.
Doranna More than 1 year ago
MURDER ON THE MIND is a gripping debut by a skilled author. L.L. Bartlett pulls no punches when it comes to her characters, and ably draws us along to search for the answers right along with Jeff Resnick and his skeptical brother. Both brothers have plenty to learn about each other along the way--and they have to learn fast, because the murderer isn't cutting them any slack. It's a dark-edged story written with concise efficiency--be prepared to discover a fresh new reading experience (and to be glad you did!).
JL_Coy0 More than 1 year ago
I was hooked before the end of the first chapter of Murder on the Mind. Who is Jeff Resnick and why is he having visions of a deer hunt? Then, after being visciously mugged, he wakes up with more issues than he had while he was just unemployed and down-on-his-luck. His half-brother takes him to Buffalo to recuperate. Here L.L. Bartlett add layers to the mystery surrounding Jeff. However, it wasn't just the visions that I wanted to know about; I wanted to know about the brothers and why they seemed so estranged. Where was the rest of Jeff's family? I wanted to know about Richard, the half-brother and Brenda, his girlfriend. Jeff seems to know as little about Richard as he does himself. Bartlett manages to weave a great mystery with equally great characterizations. Every page turned takes you deeper into the visions that Jeff has, the murder(s) and his strained relationships. When I finished 'Murder on the Mind' I wanted more. I anxiously await more Jeff Resnick mysteries.
urbanfiber More than 1 year ago
Jeff Resnick of "Murder on the Mind" is a much more complex character than meets the eye when we first meet him - and he does not particularly want to be a complicated guy. Quite the opposite. But his discovery of how his life changed following a mugging, the graphic images of a murder that keep flashing through his head, and attempting to rebuild his personal life following a life-changing head injury make for a fascinating plot with lots of action. Here's hoping that there will be more Jeff Resnick stories in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up with Ellery Queen (Dannay and Lee), Mike Hammer (Mickey Spillane) and The Hardy Boys (Franklin W. Dixon-ghost writer) in the whodunit styles. L. L. Bartlett's series is more than whodunit. The series adds beatemup, shootemup and bangemup. With Bartlett's books, I find it hard to find a stopping place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Great characters, great read!
N_M_K More than 1 year ago
Excellent book - glad there are more in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book - I couldn't put it down. Good characters with a very interesting plot. Looking forward to reading mote from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was a very interesting storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
However this author knows nothing about drugs so the overdose part should have been editted out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, but the main character didn't do much "detecting" and thinking. He did the footwork after the clues popped into his head, so it was hard for me to have a high opinion of his skills. Weak ending. The occasional unexpected font changes were distracting. There should be a way to correct this at the publishing office.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
L.L. Barlett is a very skillful writer and a mind for writing a excellent mystery. Really enjoyed this book so much that I purschased the series. Kudous to this author. Keep up the good work. More mysteries pls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful mind candy, great way to spend a snowy day
Moppy More than 1 year ago
It didn't take but a few pages until I was completely wrapped up in Jeff's unusual new ability and where it was going to take him. The banter between he and his half brother added a real sense of normalcy to the life of a man who was experiencing anything but normal dreams and visions. I would highly recommend this Jeff Resnick mystery and after reading this free eBook, I have gone on to read several more in the series as well as a couple of short stories which include Jeff in them as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Murder on the MInd has what I like in a mystery -- strong characters, driven plot and a paranormal twist. I look forward to Jeff's next adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was interesting and believeable. The characters are well-developed with real problems, not just perfect subjects found in many novels. While you know who-dun-it early on, it's still enjoyable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing, I was skeptical at first but within the first few pages I was sucked in. It's written very skillfully and I can't wait to see if it continues into a series. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age who wants a good mystery book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the beginning, Murder on the Mind is a book you won't want to put down. Great story that keeps your interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was truly an amazing read. Once I started I could not put the book down! There are only a few books that can do that to me. Nonetheless, I am so excited that she continued with a series. Looking forward to more reads from this great author. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the time
AneMailname More than 1 year ago
Very good book! I liked the idea of the story line and I'm looking forward to what Mr. Resnick "sees" next! I hope the old lady in the bakery is in the next one too! That was a nice add in. I do wish there was a way to convert these books better! The typeface change is a bit annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good red
FoleyKat More than 1 year ago
Good book. Like the concept of having the mugging result in Jeff's awakening of his psychic power. I had a hard time believing he didn't land himself into more trouble with the police with all of his snooping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way L. L. Bartlett leads the reader through the story with intrigue and suspense fueling the juices. The book held my interest throughout and I would highly recommend this book to any of my family or friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading LL Bartlett's Murder on the Mind. Good local color presents an appealing portrait of a little known city. Estranged brothers find a way to reach out to each other. The hero finds himself experiencing other people's emotions which add both information and mystery to the story without overwhelming it or making it simplistic. It's a fun read. I hope number two in the series is out soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Murder on the Mind, by L.L. Bartlett, is a remarkable story that pulls the reader in with subtle foreshadowing and rich character development. I appreciated the clarity of the writing, finding it moved the story along at a very quick pace, making it hard to put the book down until I had devoured the last page. L.L. Bartlett writes with skill, guiding the reader along Jeffrey Resnick's path as he explores a new found talent which forces him to help in solving crimes, and while he tries to convince everyone, including himself, that this talent is indeed something to trust. L.L. Bartlett weaves a story about psychic abilities into something that will leave the reader wanting more. Often, books with psychic phenomena in their plot line leave a great deal to be desired, but in Murder on the Mind, L.L. Bartlett provides solid action and intriguing twists and turns that are nothing but well executed. This was a book I thought about and chewed over for days after finishing it, and to me, that means it was an excellent story. I do hope this is the beginning of a long series following Resnick and his family, as I was left with a lot of interesting questions!