Nigel Heath wants to be the next Boston Pops conductor. A compulsive gambler, he’s deeply in debt. He’s also madly in love with Vicky, a Pops clarinetist. He wins the lottery and thinks his problems are over, but they’re just beginning. Winning the lottery can kill you!
Homicide Detective Frank Renzi is hunting a serial killer who targets lottery winners. Don’t miss the exciting showdown between Renzi and the killer. A prequel to earlier books in the Frank Renzi series, Jackpot takes place in Boston in 2000, before Renzi moved to New Orleans. Follow Frank Renzi and his relentless pursuit of justice in Absolution, Diva and Natalie’s Revenge, the previous novels in the series.
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
A book trailer is a terrific way to introduce readers to my novels. I have done one for each of my Frank Renzi books. I create the trailer myself, using Windows Movie Maker. I purchase the rights to my photos from Fotalia. I purchase the music and rights to use it from neosounds.com. Now that I have done several of them, it doesn’t take me very long, perhaps 8-10 hours.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am a professional musician and wanted to utilize my experiences in Jackpot, which features a British conductor-pianist, and a Boston Pops Orchestra clarinetist.
For many years award-winning author Susan Fleet worked as a trumpeter in the Boston area. While teaching at Brown University and Berklee College of Music she began writing crime fiction. In 2001 she moved to New Orleans. Her first crime novel, Absolution, was named Best Mystery-Suspense-Thriller of 2009. Other novels in her Frank Renzi series have won accolades from reviewers and readers alike. Jackpot is the fourth book in the series.
Susan blogs about true crime and recently published twelve of her posts in an ebook. DARK DEEDS: Serial killers, stalkers and domestic homicides. http://darkdeeds.susanfleet.com/dark_deeds_book.html#.UYvV_MqYFaI
For nine years, Susan lived in New Orleans enjoying the music, food and ambiance of the French Quarter. She now divides her time between the Big Easy and Boston. Visit her at
While teaching at Berklee, Susan created a course about 20th Century female musicians. Her book, Women Who Dared: Trailblazing 20th Century Musicians, spotlights violinist Maud Powell and trumpeter Edna White. http://susanfleet.com/women_who_dared-vol1.html
See her profiles of other talented women at http://archives.susanfleet.com