Snow Angel by Jackie Taylor Zortman

Nothing compares with the feel of your brand new novel being held in your hot little hand or the very first time you get to see it as an actual book. That’s the way I felt when I recently got the box filled with my latest novel Snow Angel (Detective Max Richards Book 2). This book is a sequel, but it can easily be read with no knowledge of the first book, Footprints in the Frost (Detective Max Richards Book 1) in its second edition and sporting a spiffy new cover. Unfortunately, there are a lot of other authors ahead of me in the queue at Aakenbaken & Kent, but the chief editor has put just the Kindle version of the first book up for readers who might be curious about it, after reading the sequel. I’m proud to say that both books are award winners.

In Snow Angel when Detective Max Richards and his sister inherit their mother’s estate, a dusty and ornate wooden box is found forgotten in the back corner of a bedroom closet shelf. The things inside it reveal a secret she carefully kept and connects them to an abandoned Victorian house in a Colorado mountain town where Max already owns a luxurious and remote cabin.

During the Christmas holidays, they fly out to spend the holidays at the cabin and to investigate their newly acquired old and neglected, but statuesque house. Knowing the house has long been abandoned, the new city police chief follows their tire tracks in the snow and is introduced into their lives where he becomes an important part of their close circle of friends.

Returning to the city, Max becomes emotionally restless. He retires from his thirty-year homicide job, pulls up roots and with his wife and sister, relocates permanently to the Colorado cabin where he quickly becomes part of the town’s small police force. Unexpected twists and turns take control of their lives and change things in ways they never dreamed. Find out what was in that old box that had such power and what paths it lead Max, Sami and Willow to follow.

Snow Angel is at as both Kindle and trade paperback. Footprints in the Frost as a Kindle is at . Soon to also be a trade paperback. Both books can also be bought directly from me. Message me on Facebook at .

BLURB BY JOHN M. WILLS, Award-winning Author/Freelance Writer

Max Richards is a tough homicide detective whose life is structured and orderly. However, when his mother dies and an old wooden box surfaces among her belongings, it changes everything. What secrets was Mom hiding from the family and why? When the truth is finally revealed, Max finds an uncertain future ahead of him and his family members.




Jackie Taylor Zortman is an award-winning published writer/author.  She is the author of a non-fiction book “We Are Different Now-A Grandparents Journey With Grief” and two award-winning fiction novels, “Footprints in the Frost (Detective Max Richards Book 1)” and “Snow Angel (Detective Max Richards Book 2).”

She has had numerous articles and short stories published for the last 26 years, is a Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She is a contributing author to the anthologies “Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides”, “American Blue”, “The Centennial Book of the National Society of Daughters of the Union” and “Recipes by the Book, Oak Tree Authors Cook”.  She also writes poetry, genealogy, and history. She has won 10 Public Safety Writers Association Writing Competition awards in the last five years.

She lives in a bustling quaint tourist town high in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and Siamese cat. When the deep snows of winter blanket the terrain surrounding her home, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.

11 thoughts on “Snow Angel by Jackie Taylor Zortman

  1. Congratulations on another one in hot lil hands!

  2. Linda Reidelbach says:

    Good Morning Jackie, Congratulations! Never retiring has its rewards 🙂
    First Cousin Once Removed (I think that’s accurate 🙂

  3. Congrats on the new book, Jackie!

  4. jtzortman says:

    P.J. – Thank you so much for hosting me. I appreciate your generosity.

  5. sharonervin says:

    Jackie, I ordered FOOTPRINTS, which went on my Kindle yesterday. Will make it next up on my reading list. Cannot wait. Will review on Amazon when finished.

    • jtzortman says:

      Thank you, Sharon. I appreciate your support. FOOTPRINTS has lots of reviews on the first edition, but Amazon won’t move them for me. Apparently, the publisher has to ask them to do that. Perhaps due to the new cover and/or the second edition. Meantime, it just sits there “naked”. So, your review will be just super.

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