Cold Case by L.L. Bartlett is the first short story in the “Jeff Resnick” mystery series. Publisher: Polaris Press, April 2010
Psychic Jeff Resnick has no expectations when investigating the disappearance of a four-year-old, until he confronts the mind responsible–a shattering experience for all involved. Publisher: Polaris Press, April 2010
After reading both Murder on the Mind and Dead in Red by L.L. Bartlett, I was disappointed to learn that there were no more stories featuring Jeff Resnick, that is until I discovered this gem of a short story, “Cold Case.” In this short story, we follow Jeff on his first professional consultation after discovering his psychic abilities. A young boy has been missing for eight months and as a favor for his older half-brother, Richard, Jeff goes to see the single mother and upon walking in the apartment, immediately knew the fate of the young boy. What I liked best about “Cold Case” was I felt the anxiety and the emotions of Jeff as I watched him “see” the images that were needed to solve the boy’s disappearance. If you are a follower of Jeff Resnick and you miss him, I highly recommend reading this story, as it will whet your appetite for more. My rating: 5 stars
L.L. Bartlett is the pseudonym of Lorraine Bartlett.