Book Review: Prospect for Murder by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson 2


Prospect for Murder

by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson





Writer Natalie Seachrist has had visions since childhood. But the vision of a girl’s body draped over a vintage Mustang shatters her personal world when she learns the body belongs to her grandniece. With the help of retired police detective Keoni Hewitt and her feline companion Miss Una, Natalie begins her own investigation at an apartment in the foothills of Honolulu. Will Natalie be able to learn the truth about Ariel’s death before the police close the investigation without an arrest? Or has Natalie put herself in the way of a killer who’s willing to kill again to hide their secret?



My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


The means for executing good barbecue is something a true man of the Islands is seldom without – plus a supply of beer and a macho vehicle.


At this point, Natalie, let’s dispense with formalities. Please call me John, and I’ll call you Miss Marple.


Don’t give me that ‘I’m just fine’ routine. Be a good retired cop and go quietly with the guys with the stethoscopes.



My Review:


Being a resident of Hawaii, I could not pass up a murder mystery based in Honolulu. It was thrilling while at the same time oddly relaxing to read a story with so many local references to places, food, culture, and traits. I was quickly drawn into the narrative and enjoyed being in Natalie’s head as she processed information and formulated her plans. The writing was insightful, observant, emotive, and intelligent. Each scene, task, and event was highly detailed and meticulously described – she really was a close approximation or the Hawaiian version of Jessica Fletcher as her friend had teased. I savored the sense of familiarity as well as the intriguing storyline.

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About the Author:

Debut author 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.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Prospect for Murder by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson

  1. Reply Joselyn Raquel Jul 12,2016 9:51 am

    sounds pretty cool actually, I loved mystery books =)

  2. Reply Curly Carla Jul 30,2016 4:55 am

    Sounds like a cozy mystery. I do enjoy those.

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