for The Val & Kit Mystery Series . . .

FIVE STARS! “I love these stories and hope there will be more to come. I was reading in the car and laughing out loud. My husband looked over and just shook his head. Thanks again for another good one.”

FIVE STARS! “When meeting an old friend for coffee and a chat, do you think to yourself ‘Wow, I really miss them. Why do we wait so long to catch up?’ That is exactly how I feel every time I read a Val & Kit Mystery. Like I just sat down for a hilarious chat over coffee and cake followed by wine and chocolate. These girls are a hilarious mix of Laurel and Hardy with a dash of Evanovich sprinkled with Cagney & Lacey. Comedy, love and mystery: a brilliant combination.”

FIVE STARS! “The authors always give us a big cast of suspects, and each is described so incredibly . . . It’s like playing a game of Clue, but way more fun . . . the authors make the characters so memorable that you don’t waste time trying to ‘think back’ to whom they are referring. In fact, it’s hard to believe that there are only two authors writing such vivid casts for these books. So come on, ladies, confess . . . no, wait, don’t. I don’t want to know how you do it, just please keep it up.”

FIVE STARS! “I’ve fallen in love with Val & Kit. Seriously. They’re great gals, working their way toward middle age and dealing with all the hassles that life brings.”

FIVE STARS! “Fun, witty, believable dialogue between the characters.”

FIVE STARS! “ . . . Val and Kit . . . the combo is dynamic. What one doesn’t research, the other imagines . . . they could have been the love children of Erin Brockovich and Columbo! . . . they mix their fun-loving, diverse personalities with a by-the-seat-of-your-pants investigation . . . Val and Kit are a couple of sometimes-serious, wise-cracking hometown gals . . .” 

FIVE STARS! “Val and Kit are hilarious! I love a good girlfriend silly caper. I cannot wait until the next book comes out. I see a big fan base growing here.”

FIVE STARS! “I enjoy reading about Larry and Tom as much as I enjoy reading about Kit and Val’s relationship. The stories are always very exciting.” (This from a guy!)

FIVE STARS! “Valerie and Kit are witty and entertaining characters constantly on the move.”

FIVE STARS! “ . . . liked main characters, Val and Kit . . . well written and no mistakes and typos that are showing up more and more in books online.  . . . light romance, good suspense . . . I’m off to find another book by the authors.”aph here.


for Dressing Myself . . .

FIVE STARS! “Loved this book!!! Another page-turner by talented Burgess and Neuman, my new favorite authors!!! I loved reading this book. It was very heartwarming in so many ways!!! Ready to read the next book from this writing duo!!!”

FIVE STARS! “I love these authors. I love the real feelings, thoughts, words, actions, etc., that they give to their characters. I love that it feels like a memoir instead of fiction. I love that it depressed me. I want to say so much more about what I loved, but I don’t want to give too much away. A classic story that draws your emotions out of you to make you root for it to go one way, then in the next chapter, make a U-turn; just like the main character. It makes you reflect on your own life and happiness. It makes you check your husband’s e-mails and credit card statements. I simply love your writing, ladies. Can’t wait for the next one.”

FIVE STARS! “I couldn’t put it down! Great book! Maybe I could relate with the main character too much, but I felt as though she was my friend. When I wasn’t reading the book, the main character was constantly on my mind! The ending was unpredictable in a great way! I think the authors need to keep on writing! I’m a huge fan!”

FIVE STARS! “Wonderful book! A fast read because once you start, you just cannot put it down; the characters become like your family! Definitely a worthwhile read!”

FIVE STARS! “Delightful! I so enjoyed my time with Jessie. I laughed with her, and ached for her. I knew her so well so quickly. I’ll remember her story with a smile. I hope these authors keep it coming. What a fun read!”

FIVE STARS! “Love these writers!! So refreshing to have writers who really create such characters you truly understand and relate to. Looking forward to the next one. Definitely my favorites!”

FIVE STARS! “This book is about a woman’s life torn apart . . .  A lot of detail as to how she would feel . . . very well-written. I have to agree with the other readers, 5 stars.”

FIVE STARS! “What a fun read Dressing Myself was! . . . I have to admit I didn’t expect the ending. . . .  It was hard to put this book down.”

FIVE STARS! “Great, easy, captivating read!! The characters seem so real! I don’t read a lot, but I was really into this one! Read it for sure!”

FIVE STARS! “Loved it! Read this in one day. Enjoyed every page and had a real feeling for all of the characters. I was rooting for Jessie all the way. . . . Hope there’s another story like this down the road.”

FIVE STARS! “It has been a long time since I have read a book cover to cover in one day . . . fantastic read . . . real page-turner that was hard to put down . . . going to clean the house while the murder mysteries download . . . then back to reading . . . Thanks, Ladies!”