With the turn of the new year, we’re coming up on the release of the third installment in the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries – A FLAME IN THE WIND OF DEATH. Today, we’re pleased to be able to share some of the fantastic advance praise we’ve received for this book as well as offer a sneak peek and the first ARC giveaway.

Kirkus Reviews is often regarded as the hardest to please of the big four book review sites, so we were delighted by their positive review of DEAD, WITHOUT A STONE TO TELL IT last year. Kirkus published their review of A FLAME IN THE WIND OF DEATH today, and we’re thrilled that they called it ‘a tricky mystery rich in intriguing suspects and forensic detail.’

We’ve also had a select group of early readers, and they’ve been generous in their praise of the book:

Never do the explanations outweigh the narrative of the story. They enrich it, cleverly woven into the narrative and ever moving Abbott and Lowell closer to solving the case… Sound structure, sound narrative, and sound writing. You don’t pay your nickel and take your chances with this series. You pay your nickel and get great reading. – Kathy Boone Reel of The Reading Room.

Exquisite attention to detail is a running theme in the Abbott/Lowell novels… Danna and Vanderlaan have hit their stride with this second full length installment of the Abbott/Lowell series – Jane Fletcher

Very good writing, very descriptive details, and a likeable cast of characters will leave readers, including me, clamoring for more. I predict that this will be a long and successful series. – Judi Simecek

I am spellbound when reading these books. The characters are well drawn, and with each book, we learn more and more about them. I feel like I know them; like I've been with them in the field. – Michelle Swann

I cannot get enough of Leigh and Matt. The dynamics of their professional and personal relationship is incredible and I found myself unable to put down this book, finishing it in less than 24 hours. – Alanna Pfeifler-McKee

I have to say that the authors are doing a bang-up job with this series. I'm hooked. – Lorraine Reguly

If you’re interested in their full reviews, you can find them here on Goodreads.

Looking for a sneak peek at the book? Now, for the very first time, you can find Chapters 1 – 3 here for an advance taste of what is to come!

A FLAME IN THE WIND OF DEATH is available for pre-order from the following sites:,,, Barnes and Noble and

To celebrate FLAME’s upcoming release, I’m giving away two signed ARCs starting today until 12:00am on January 28th. It’s open to anyone from Canada, the U.S. or the U.K., so enter today!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Flame in the Wind of Death by Jen J. Danna

A Flame in the Wind of Death

by Jen J. Danna

Giveaway ends January 28, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win