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Bordentown author writes New Jersey based mystery

May 22, 2013 06:04AM, Published by Community News Service, Categories: Arts+Entertainment, Community



Bordentown resident Michele Lynn Seigfried is set to release a crime mystery novel, Red Tape, on May 1, available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

Red Tape is the story of a single mom, Chelsey Alton. After returning to her job as a municipal clerk for a small, New Jersey shore town named Sunshine, she encounters an irate resident, Robert Triggers.

Triggers is unhappy that there aren’t any dunes located at the end of his street, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He becomes the prime suspect when the multiple attempts to sabotage the municipal building are made.

Chelsey begins to piece it all together, and finds herself framed for a crime she did not commit. She narrowly escapes several attempts at her demise, only to find herself in a much more precarious situation.

There is murder, mystery, mayhem and government corruption in this quirky little town.

The novel also features a chapter about Superstorm Sandy.

“As a lover of the New Jersey shore, and a native to New Jersey, I was inspired to write about Hurricane Sandy after seeing the destruction and devastation it caused for so many friends and family,” she said. “It was truly heart-wrenching to see what happened in towns like Sea Bright, which is where I was married.”

Seigfried, an author and public speaker, lives in Bordentown with her husband and daughter. In her novel, she draws from her personal expertise in the area of municipal government, in which she has served for more than 15 years, and holds state and international certifications in the areas of municipal clerk and vital statistics.



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