Praise

Bridget Jones with guns and dead bodies”

The Man of Twists and Turns

Full of humor, surprising twists and poignant moments, Melissa Morris will walk right into your heart with her black boots and quirky neuroses.”

-Amy Klein, The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt

Think Woody Allen with stomach cramps on the Victoria Line.”


– Barbara Nadel, Author of the Cetin Ikmen and the Francis H series

Farbissen is a contemporary, smart mystery, delivered in a fresh, entertaining and memorable voice.”


-Christopher Moore, The Vincent Calvino Crime Novels

I dare you not to fall in love with Jasmine Schwartz’s Melissa Morris…”


-Tania Hershman, author of My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions

More Praise for the Melissa Morris Detective Series

Farbissen: Melissa Morris and the Meaning of Money

Jasmine Schwartz expertly weaves the fine threads of daily, contemporary London into this debut mystery. The story takes place against the backdrop of Tottenham fans setting fires, terrorists’ threats and riots. We are introduced to Messila Morris, an American employed in London as a travel agent, as her world is turned upside down once she stumbles over the body of a murder victim. She is dragged into the police investigation and nothing in her life will remain quite the same.

Farbissen is a contemporary, smart mystery, delivered in a fresh, entertaining and memorable voice. If you enjoy the action and insight that comes with a good expat crime novel, you’ll find yourself turning the pages of Jasmine Schwartz’s novel. I look forward to reading Schwartz’s next novel featuring Messila Morris. This new investigator on the crime fiction scene has all the potential to draw a devoted international audience.

-Christopher Moore, Author of The Vincent Calvino Crime Novels

Jasmine Schwartz’s heroine, Melissa Morris, could have been just like any number of sassy, New York amateur gumshoes we have come to know and love. But Melissa is a little bit special. Fallible, vulnerable and complete with vices, she acquits herself with great humour and honour in my home city of London. Think Woody Allen with stomach cramps on the Victoria Line. A great fun read.

– Barbara Nadel, Author of the Cetin Ikmen and the Francis H series

Fakakt: Melissa Morris and the Meaning of Sex

I love Melissa Morris. The most unlikely heroine of a murder mystery, she’s insecure, worried about her failing love life, her job prospects and her fashion sense. Yet when, on a trip to Rome in pursuit of errant boyfriend Colin, she is wrongfully arrested for murder, does she sit in a cell, weeping? She does not. She promptly escapes to track down the real murderer and clear her name. In a city she’s not familiar with and a language she doesn’t speak. That’s more than plucky, and it makes for the unputdownable story of an amateur detective who could be any one of us, stumbling around atmospheric Italian streets trying to piece the plot together.

I dare you not to fall in love with Jasmine Schwartz’s Melissa Morris too. She may believe she’s “fakakt” but I think she’s fabulous!

-Tania Hershman, author of My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions, and The White Road and Other Stories.