Murder on the Mind (Jeff Resnick Mystery #1)
A mugging in Manhattan, leaves former insurance investigator Jeff Resnick with broken bones and a fractured skull -- and completely dependent on his rich estranged half brother Dr. Richard Alpert and his girlfriend Brenda Stanley. Visions of a hunt and and a hunter stalking his deer prey terrify Jeff. The doctors diagnose brain damage. Days later, a local banker is found d...more
He is such a strong character who brings a such a wealth of em...more
But I have to say this upfront: the author has been quite devious in designing her protagonist's set...more
L. L. Bartlett
Five Star Publishing, 2005, 225 pps.
“Coming out of the mist. An animal. A deer. A buck.” No, this vision doesn’t come to Jeffrey Resnick while tramping into the forest but pops into his mind while shooting pool in a New York City bar. But this is not the last vision that Jeff experiences and soon he will become haunted by these visions as well as various emotions he experiences during the visions.
Jeffrey Resnick is an insurance investigator and s...more
Jeff Resnick, the main character in this story was an unemployed insurance investigator until the fateful day on which he was mugged. Now, still unemployed and trying to recover from his injuries while staying with his filthy rich half brother he finds he has the ability to solve crimes through visions and feelings that come to him both unwanted and u...more
Jeff comes across as real, as does his physical ailments and relapses. Emotionally, however, he's even more of a wreck as he experiences strong feelings of fear, terror, anger and vengeance. T...more
Jeff discovers that he has psychic "insights" into a murder and begins investigating it.
From the literary point of view, the book is weak. The family troubles of Jeff, as well as his romance and all the rest seemed undeveloped and bland...more
Jeff starts getting flashes of emotion and intuition as well as visions after he has suffered a serious head injury during a mugging. These inexplicable insights turn out to be about a murder. The story hooked me there and then I had the added pleasure of getting to know the characters who populate it. The sketch of each was concise and made me want to know more about them. I was intrigued by relationships in the...more
I actually gave it there 3.5 stars.
Jeff is a laid off insurance investigator in New York city, who has a prospect in sight for a new job. One night going home from the bar he is attacked by some thugs, seriously beaten, his wallet and money stolen, and while he lays for days in the hospital bed, his home is ransacked and robbed of all his valuable possessions.
His stepbrother, Dr. Richard Alpert, convinces him to move in at least temp...more
Something evident throughout the entire book is the theme: family is sometime the best way to develop or redeem oneself after a horrific event. Jeff, the man who was attacked,...more
The first-person presentation was well executed and I was drawn in to Resnick's unique mental circumstance as well as his personal reuniting with older half-brother Richard Alpert. Jeff Resnick had been victim of a brutal New York City mugging that left him physically and economically stranded. Richard, a doctor and h...more
I was delighted to find this awesome mystery series with a psychic twist. I loved getting to know these strong characters and watching their relationships develop. The plot is strong and well developed.
After a mugging leaves him in a coma for four days, Jeff Reznick must rely on his wealthy half-brother Richard to help him through his recovery from a brain injury. The development of their connection is a key to making this story as is they murder that Jeff feels compelled to solve. The head inj...more
It was actually kind of strange reading about a fictional killer in my own town. There were fictional places j...more
Completed my first book on kindle, in fact on my tab’s kindle app. It was L.L. Bartlett’s Murder on the Mind. A psychic murder mystery, with a lot of focus on personal relations, “Murder on the Mind” for me, is a good read.
The Protagonist “Jeff Resnick’s ” life becomes a mess when he loses his job in down sizing. Just when things seem to go right and he gets a new job, he gets mugged and his life goes awry again. However, th...more
This was a fantastic read full of mystery, which I personally love. It was filled with haunting story lines, grisly murders (without being overly graphic), conflict, psychic phenomena (which I am a sucker for), and well-rounded, likable characters.
Despite the disor...more
How can you have a murder mystery when you are told the killers name about half way through? For me the psychic element did not work either. I felt the characters were somehow under developed and I didn't get a real sense of who they were. There was enough pace to keep this story moving forward and this is one of its plus poin...more
I enjoyed this book. Bartlett devoped Jeff's character nicely. You could feel his turmoil. I thin...more
I think it's my own personal preference as well as the writing style. The plot was predictable, repetitive and there were literally no twists and turns to shock the reader. I was waiting for them the whole way through, but nothing.
If you are a fan of a murder mystery this book isn't really for you. Limited facts and clues mean the interaction with the plot and characters is almost non existent. Im not really into the psychic mumbo jumbo so this boo...more
I loved the exquisite and elaborated writing. The plot is very interesting. Although the story doesn't append to a fast pace it certainly has a fluid and captivating rhythm. I found it very believable and cohesive. The story behind all the characters, as well as their presence, appearance, contribution and imprint to the story was geniously managed.
Definitely a must read.
This is a really suspenseful read. I would have given it five stars but it started off pretty slow and rather difficult to get into; however, once I kept reading it eventually pulled me and was hard to put down. Patience is the key to this one.