A brutal murder, a suspect with a strange story, a missing woman with secrets to hide, and a detective who won’t give up— SECRETS TO DIE FOR. Win the second book in the Detective Jackson series just by posting a comment or sending an e-mail.

The third book, THRILLED TO DEATH, will be out next year and my graphic artist and I have worked up a cover just for fun. Let me know what you think.

The winner will be randomly picked from the comments/e-mails and announced Friday. Either check back or make sure I have a way to contact you. Here’s my e-mail.


I’m also excited to announce that I just finished a draft of the fourth Jackson story with the working title PASSIONS OF THE DEAD. I have to say I’m having a blast. Writing fiction has never been so much fun.

What are you working on now (writing related or not)?

  1. I’m excited to get my hands on the new book. I need something good to read!
    Love the cover, it looks like the woman is ghostly and barely there. Perhaps that is how she appears in the story, makes me wonder whether she has the secret or IS the secret…

  2. Sounds like a great book and series, will have to add to my “to be read” list! The “Thrilled to Death” cover makes me think of a James Bond movie.

  3. Can’t wait to read Secrets to Die For- I loved the first book. I really like the way you work around controversial issues with different characters.
    The cover of Secrets to Die For is mysterious and dream like. The “just for fun” cover of Thrilled to Death is very appealing – I see a little shame or maybe guilt with her body language, but the gun says it all – like she knows/knew what to expect and is ready.

    Thanks LJ

  4. You’re getting a regular Jackson franchise going here. Of course I want the book, but I’ll happily purchase it, but I want a signed copy. Maybe when Will Writers starts up again, be sure to bring books to sell.

  5. I would buy the book (and I probably will buy it as a gift) but I want a signed copy for my very own!

  6. After reading the first chapter of Secrets to Die For, can’t wait to read the reat. Looks like a great book!

  7. Cool cover – that should get the attention of the buyers. Good luck with your sales!

  8. i need to win this enticing mystery!

  9. Good luck on the signing LJ! Group signings can be fun so you don’t have to talk to yourself all day!

  10. Your covers really are AWESOME. (And I can appreciate the importance of a good one. :)) I haven’t had the opportunity to read your books yet, but I’m intrigued at the prospect.


  11. Your series sounds intriguing. I’ll have to add it to my TBR list.

  12. Hi LJ –

    What am I working on? I am currently working with my co-author on two versions of a query letter for our second conspiracy thriller – the first one did not sell, but has attracted nearly 4000 people to download the free audio version that we put together. Beta reader feedback is nearly all in and the changes have been pretty minor, so we’ll be pulling the trigger on submissions sometime this month. Aside from that my co-author is noodling on the outline for the next book.

    Thanks for the book offer! I believe you can get my email from the comment info or from one previous correspondence we had, but if not, Google my name and you’ll find my web site with contact info.

    – Edward G. Talbot

  13. With the Christmas holidays approaching, and a nice long break coming up, I really need a nice, page-turning mystery to keep me busy. This looks like just the ticket!

  14. A brutal murder, missing people, strange stories, what’s not to like. Sounds like my kind of book.

    Stephen Tremp

  15. I love mysteries! This one sounds really good and I would love to read it!
    Thank you for the chance to win it!

  16. Cool cover. I want to read this book.

  17. Congratulations! I’m looking foward to an opportunity to read your novels.

  18. Looks like you have a winner here. I’m sure I’d enjoy reading your book

  19. Very cool covers. Original and unique. Looking forward to adding them to my bookshelf. Working on a new mystery series myself. Isn’t writing fiction great?

  20. Love the cover of your new book. Look forward to reading your series.

  21. Sounds wonderful! I am always looking for new series/authors to get hooked on! Count me in!

  22. Thank you so much! I’m sending you an email now!

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