Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review: Murder on Spyglass Lane

Hello, and welcome to Storm Goddess Book Reviews & More! As part of a virtual book tour, I am reviewing Murder on Spyglass Lane. I do hope you'll leave a comment and let us know you dropped by. Enjoy the post, and thank you for coming!

BLURB: Artist Sarah McDougall flees from New England to Florida's west coast thinking she can escape her unwanted psychic abilities. When she finds a dead body buried under the sand trap on the thirteenth hole of the golf course behind her home, Sarah realizes she was mistaken. She is stuck with an ability that will nearly be her undoing. Unable to shake the sick feeling in the pit of her stomach, Sarah turns to her neighbor Raven DeVille, a swashbuckling pirate-like handsome man, for help, only to find he has secrets of his own. The duo investigates the murder with surprising twists that place Sarah in harms way more often than she ever thought possible.

Review: Escaping what you truly are will never be easy. Why, you ask?  Because if it's something that's a part of you, it will only follow wherever you go. Sarah McDougall is attempting to flee her past. See, Sarah has these pesky abilities that while they can be helpful, she doesn't want them. Yes, Sarah is a psychic.  In most cases, trouble follows a psychic, leading them into situations they don't particularly care to be in.

Murder on Spyglass Lane is a great mystery, with the bit of paranormal elements with the psychic, and a dab and dash of romance thrown into the mix as well. The writing is well done, with a blend of dialogue that's witty, snappy and fun.  The pacing keeps the story flow constant, and made for an enjoyable read.  I love a good mystery, and add in a little bit of psychic, and I'm sold!  Murder on Spyglass Lane is bound to entertain.

I give this book a 4 LIGHTNING BOLT rating!


JM Griffin grew up in the Maine countryside. Inspired by the Nancy Drew mysteries, JM wrote her first story at age twelve.

With 5 books written and more in the works, JM's first book in the Vinnie Esposito series published in February of 2009. The first and second Vinnie Esposito novels have been re-released through Lachesis Publishing. The third novel in the series, Dead Wrong, was released in ebook format in October 2010, and in paperback in April 2011. Stay tuned for more of the Vinnie Esposito series.

In addition to the Esposito series, JM has written a mystery featuring faeries, pixies, murder, tea and cupcakes. Lyrical Press, Inc. presented the ebook on August 16th of 2010. The paper edition was released in June 2011 and is available at 

Murder on Spy Glass Lane, a novel filled with the antics of Sarah McDougall, a psychic artist, her Bassett hound Sparky, and their swashbuckling pirate-like neighbor was published as an ebook in January 2012. The paper version of this book will be available January 1, 2012 on 

JM and her husband John reside with two crazy cats who rule the roost in New England. Their home is surrounded by a forest, a nearby reservoir and natures creatures. 


  1. Good review! And you are so right - we can't run away from who we are or our troubles - love the idea of Sarah giving it a try though and then stumbling over a dead

  2. Nice review, Nikki! Sounds like a good read!