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Jamie Winters is at it again in seasoned court reporter/writer Kelly Nasuti’s fifth book

Jamie Winters, a legal secretary and amateur sleuth, is at it again in A Playboy in Peril, the recent installment of mystery novels authored by NCRA member Kelly Nasuti, RMR, CRR, CRC. The latest installment, released Feb. 20, marks the fifth mystery by Nasuti, a full-time captioner who writes under the pen name Kelly Rey. The novel is published by Gemma Halliday Publishing.

In A Playboy in Peril, Jamie Winters has never heard of Virtual Waste, a local New Jersey Pinelands area band, until their drummer is murdered backstage at a show and Jamie’s teenaged sidekick, Maizy, sees the killer. While Jamie’s landlord Curt fills in with the band, Jamie and Maizy must deal with the victim’s disgruntled bandmates, discarded groupies, an ex-Marine bouncer, an unhinged Einstein look-alike, an emotionally overwrought agent, an ill-tempered giant, and even the Jersey Devil, as they track down the killer before Maizy becomes the next victim.

“I’ve written stories since I could write,” Nasuti said about what keeps her motivated. “Writing has always been a constant for me, a source of both absolute joy and teeth-gnashing frustration at various times. At this point, writing about Jamie and Maizy and company is like revisiting old eccentric friends. And while I have other projects lined up, I’m really fortunate to be able to keep dipping into their lives and relating their latest adventure.”

Motion for Murder, Nasuti’s first mystery novel released in 2014, introduced readers to Jamie in a story laced with humor, wit, a dose of romance, and a murder. In Nasuti’s second novel, Motion for Malice, Jamie solves the murder of Dorcas Beeber, a psychic medium who was found dead from an apparent blow to the head by her own crystal ball. Jamie tracks down clues to solve the murder of Kay Culverson, a low-budget cable talk show host who is found dead in her office in Motion for Madness, the third novel in the series. In Motion for Mischief, Nasuti’s fourth novel, Jamie solves the murder of Oxnard Thorpe, the Adult Diaper King of New Jersey and one of her firm’s most important clients, after he is found dead in the swimming pool of his sprawling mansion on his wedding night.

Nasuti, who is an official USA Today bestselling author, said she has no set number of books she plans to write in the series but plans to keep on writing as long as people are reading them. Along with the Jamie Winters series, she’s also been co-authoring the Marty Hudson mysteries with New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday. The second Marty Hudson mystery, Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Diva, will be out in late 2018.

Nasuti, who has been a court reporter since 1989, operated as Regional Reporting Inc. until 2005 when she joined VITAC. Nasuti is also a member of Sisters in Crime, a group that promotes the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.

All of Nasuti’s books are available in e-book format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. They are also available in paperback at Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com, and other online retailers.

Seasoned court reporter/writer Kelly Nasuti publishes fourth adventure of Jamie Winters

MotionforMischiefJamie Winters, amateur sleuth, is at it again in Motion for Mischief, the recent installment of mystery novels authored by Kelly Nasuti, RMR, CRR, CRC. The latest installment, released Feb. 15, marks the fourth mystery by Nasuti, a full-time captioner who writes under the pen name Kelly Rey. The novel is published by Gemma Halliday Publishing.

In Motion for Mischief, Winters — a legal secretary at the personal-injury law firm of Parker, Dennis and sometimes-sleuth — thought she’d seen it all. Then, Oxnard Thorpe, the Adult Diaper King of New Jersey and one of her firm’s most important clients, is found dead in the swimming pool of his sprawling mansion on his wedding night. Thorpe’s bride gives Winters the green light to find the killer.

Suspects include a faded society maven, a bridesmaid for hire, a harried housekeeper, Oxnard’s embittered twin siblings, a surly wedding planner, the groom’s sketchy colleague, and even the not-so-blushing bride.

“It’s another installment in the misadventures of legal secretary and part-time highly unskilled detective Jamie and her unbridled teenaged sidekick, Maizy,” said Nasuti. “It’s my hope that these books are as fun to read as they are to write.”

Motion for Murder, Nasuti’s first mystery novel released in 2014, introduced readers to Winters in a story laced with humor, wit, a dose of romance, and a murder. In Nasuti’s second novel, Motion for Malice, released in 2015, Winters solved the murder of Dorcas Beeber, a psychic medium who was found dead from an apparent blow to the head by her own crystal ball. Motion for Madness, the third novel in the series has Winters tracking down clues to solve another murder mystery when Kay Culverson, a low-budget cable talk show host, is found dead in her office.

Nasuti, who recent became an official USA Today bestselling author, said she has no set number of books she plans to write in the series but plans to keep on writing as long as people are reading them.

“Along with the Jamie Winters series, I’ve also been incredibly fortunate to engage in co-authoring a new series, the Marty Hudson mysteries, with New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday. Presently I’m working on Motion for Menace, but I don’t have release date info or cover art yet,” she added

Nasuti, who has been a court reporter since 1989, operated as Regional Reporting Inc. until 2005 when she joined VITAC. Nasuti is also a member of Sisters in Crime, a group that promotes the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.

All of Nasutis books are available in e-book format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. They are also available in paperback at Amazon.com, Createspace.com, and other online retailers.

Seasoned court reporter/writer Kelly Nasuti continues adventures of Jamie Winters

MotionforMadnessMotion for Madness, the third mystery novel in a series authored by NCRA member Kelly Nasuti, RMR, CRR, CRC, debuted on bookshelves both real and virtual on Feb. 15.

The new release is the third in a series by Nasuti, who writes under the pen name Kelly Rey. The novel is published by Gemma Halliday Publishing.

Main character Jamie Winters, first executive assistant at the personal injury law firm of Parker, Dennis, in southern New Jersey, finds herself tracking down clues to solve another murder mystery when Kay Culverson, a low-budget cable talk show host, is found dead in her office. Winters’ boss, Howard Dennis, is suspected of the foul play as a result of a falling out with Culverson, who was a client.

Motion for Madness also brings back to its pages Winters’ handsome landlord, Curt, and his feisty teenaged niece Maizy to help with the search for answers. Winters, however, soon finds herself dealing with a whole cast of suspects, including a shady agent, a group of anti-government geeks, a light-fingered ex-con, and a mysterious hit man for hire named Z.

Motion for Murder, Nasuti’s first mystery novel released in 2014, introduces readers to Winters in a story laced with humor, wit, a dose of romance, and a murder. Nasuti’s second novel, Motion for Malice, released in 2015, has Winters working to solve the murder of Dorcas Beeber, a psychic medium who was found dead from an apparent blow to the head by her own crystal ball.

“I love writing the books, and I’ll keep writing them as long as people want to read them, and I’m lucky enough to continue getting contracts from the publisher,” said Nasuti.

“There are definitely plans for more books in the Motion series, plus collaboration is on the way in 2016, with the potential for a stand-alone novel in 2017. I’m truly humbled and thrilled to be able to experience all of this.”

Nasuti, who has been a court reporter since 1989, operated as Regional Reporting Inc. until 2005 when she joined VITAC, a full service closed captioning and subtitling company. She currently works as a full-time captioner. Nasuti is a member of Sisters in Crime, a group that promotes the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.

Murder for Madness is currently available in e-book format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. It is also available in paperback at Amazon.com and Createspace.com, and it will be available soon in other online retailers.

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Seasoned court reporter/writer co-writes new book with New York Times bestselling author

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde, coauthored by NCRA member Kelly Nasuti, RMR, CRR, CRC, and New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday, debuted on bookshelves both real and virtual Sept. 6. 

The story places best friends Martha “Marty” Hudson, a barista at a Stanford University coffee bar, and Irene Adler, a dot-com millionaire, in the middle of a murder investigation as a result of contents Hudson discovers in an old Victorian home an aunt leaves to her. Getting no help from a grumpy detective, the two friends invent fictitious private investigator Sherlock Holmes to help them find answers.

According to Nasuti, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde is a fun, modern take on the legendary Sherlock Holmes franchise.”

Before teaming up with Halliday to co-write the Sherlock story, Nasuti, who writes under the pen name Kelly Rey, authored three mystery novels including Motion for Murder, Motion for Malice, and  Motion for Madness. Each of the books features main character Jamie Winters, a full-time law firm employee and part-time sleuth. After Motion for Madness was published, Nasuti became a USA Today bestselling author.

Nasuti, who has been a court reporter since 1989, operated as Regional Reporting Inc. until 2005 when she joined VITAC, a full service closed captioning and subtitling company. She currently works as a full-time captioner. Nasuti is a member of Sisters in Crime, a group that promotes the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.

All four books are currently available in e-book format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. They are also available in paperback at Amazon.com and Createspace.com.

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NCRA member publishes second mystery book

Motionformalice cover imageMotion for Malice, the second mystery novel authored by NCRA member Kelly Nasuti, RMR, CRR, CBC, debuted on bookshelves both real and virtual this week. The new release is the second in a two-book contract between Nasuti, who writes under the pen name Kelly Rey, and Gemma Halliday Publishing. Nasuti’s first book, Motion for Murder, was released in September 2014.

Motion for Malice tells the story of Jamie Winters, a legal secretary who arrives at the office of Dorcas Beeber, her psychic medium, for a reading only to find Beeber dead apparently from a blow from her own crystal ball. Walker becomes the prime suspect in the murder but knows it is clearly a setup. Her only clue to the real killer’s identity is a black SUV parked near the scene of the crime. Desperate and running out of time, Jamie enlists the help of her landlord’s eccentric teenaged niece, Maizy, as her unlikely sidekick to help wade through the pool of disgruntled clients, a family with divided loyalties, a creepy ex-boss, and incriminating news reports to find the real killer before Jamie’s future includes a jail cell.

“The story piggybacks off of the general skepticism a lot of people seem to have about psychic mediums, with a dash of added criminality,” said Nasuti. “I like eccentric characters, and I think I’ve met a few new ones in Motion for Malice.”

Nasuti, who has been a court reporter since 1989, operated as Regional Reporting Inc., until 2005 when she joined VITAC, a full-service closed captioning and subtitling company. She currently works as a full-time captioner.

She said she has written her entire life and plans to continue to do so, noting that she is about 100 pages into her next book in the series.

“I hope there will be lots more because it’s fun to write a series. I was more than pleased with the success of my first book. It achieved bestseller status, which is exciting and very humbling. I’m so grateful to the readers who put there,” Nasuti said.

Nasuti, who is based in New Jersey, is also a member of Sisters in Crime, a group that promotes the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers. Murder for Motion is currently available in e-book format for the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook. Motion for Malice is also available via iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords, as well as in print at Amazon.com and Createspace.com.

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NCRA member publishes first mystery book

MotionforMurderCover_5in Motion for Murder, the first mystery novel authored by NCRA member Kelly Nasuti, RMR, CRR, CBC, debuted on bookshelves both real and virtual this week. The new release is the first of a two-book contract between Nasuti, who writes under the pen name Kelly Rey, and Gemma Halliday Publishing.

Told through the eyes of Jamie Winters, a legal secretary working at the law firm Parker, Dennis, and Heath, the story is laced with humor, wit, and a dose of romance. After the murder of Douglas J. Heath, known to the secretarial pool as Dougie, Winters throws herself into the role of detective trying to determine who from the interesting cast of characters associated with the law firm could be to blame.

According to Nasuti, the story grew out of her own experiences working as a legal secretary while attending court reporting school and includes “a bit of exploitation of the general public’s perception of lawyers, with a lot of eccentricity and attitude thrown in for my own amusement, and hopefully the reader’s as well.”

SONY DSCNasuti, who has been a court reporter since 1989, operated as Regional Reporting Inc., until 2005 when she joined VITAC, a full-service closed captioning and subtitling company. She currently works as a full-time captioner.

“I definitely plan to keep writing,” she said. “It’s something I’ve done my entire life, although this is the first novel I’ve submitted for publication. I’m an avid reader, and I have always been a fan of mysteries, in particular the less hard-boiled, more humorous cozy mysteries. “

Nasuti, who is based in New Jersey, is also a member of Sisters in Crime, a group that promotes the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers. Murder for Motion is currently available in e-book format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. It will also be available in paperback at Amazon.com and Createspace.com.

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