Posted in 5 paws, Blog tour, contest, Cozy, Giveaway, mystery on February 12, 2014

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Tax Cut
(Jersey Shore Mystery Series)
2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Self Published (December 21, 2013)
E-Book File Size: 4066 KB
Print Length: 191 pages


You’ll L.O.L. because Municipal Clerk Chelsey Alton is at it again!  Working for a government riddled with crime, she and her sidekick Bonnie investigate to find out the answer to the pressing question: Who killed Vinny Buttiglieri?  She finds herself entangled with dangerous mobsters and corrupt politicians. She thinks she’s doing the right thing, but can she save herself when she becomes entrenched too deep in this Jersey shore mystery?


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LOVED this book!  I hadn’t read the first book and if you have read my blog for any amount of time you know that I MUST read the books in order in a series, if only to understand better the personal stories of the characters.  Well I think this is probably the first book in a long time that I didn’t feel totally lost on the personal story.  I felt like there was enough of the back story to catch me up enough to not feel lost.

That said….while I was reading the book, I was trying to figure out how this was a mystery.  We knew that the council members (or at least a few of them) were corrupt and were being paid off or paying others off to get what they wanted done, or what the developers wanted done.  Boy was I wrong!  Not only was there a HUGE reveal, it was characters I didn’t expect to be “dirty”.  I’m not going to say much more because I do not want to ruin the book for anyone.  Needless to say I was quite shocked at the turn of events.

There are also some fun characters, like Mike Nero – a former classmate of Chelsey’s that has decided he is in love with her and is basically stalking her.  There is Babs, the older lady that calls her and lets her know that the Tooth Fairy is running a cemetery in the land across from her house.  And of course Bonnie who takes no prisoners and tells Chelsey she needs to let her kitten out…her sex kitten that is.

And with any good mystery there is a love romance.  Chelsey is dating (or trying to date) Kris.  They are both single parents so it can be hard actually getting to go on a date but they manage to make it work.  However, there is someone else that comes into the picture that could make it interesting for Chelsey.  He has said that if things don’t work out with Kris to let him know.  I don’t want to say more and I’m definitely not giving you his name because that would ruin some of the book.

We give this book 5 paws and suggest you pick it up at your next change.  Or enter to win a copy below!  Oh and read the first book too, I know I need to go back and find Red Tape myself!


About the Author

michele seigfriedMichele Lynn Seigfried is an award-winning novelist, children’s book author/illustrator and public speaker who was born and raised in New Jersey. In her mystery novels, she draws from her personal expertise in the area of municipal government, in which she has served for over 15 years in two different municipalities. She holds a B.A. in communication from the College of New Jersey with a minor in art. She obtained the Master Municipal Clerk certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in 2010. She also holds the Registered Municipal Clerk certification and Certified Municipal Registrar Certifications from the State of New Jersey.

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