Dr. Altman and the Concubines by Jacqueline Shortell-McSweeney is a well-written noir mystery that follows
Sigourney Madigan as she opens her own detective agency and takes on her first client, Jennifer Palmer.
Palmer a psychotherapist who made a sex tape with her colleague, Dr. Altman, is being blackmailed by
someone who claims to have the intimate tape.
Dr. AltMan and the Concubines wins First Place at The BookFest Awards
“But you must admit, despite new age crystalling and a thousand points of light and compassionate conservatism, the majority of us have a mean streak that gets a lot of exercise.”
Sayville resident releases ‘80s thriller crime noir. Jacqueline Shortell-McSweeney of Sayville recently released a crime noir novel, “Dr. Altman and the Concubines.”
Jacqueline Shortell McSweeney worked for years to better the lives of women in the workplace. McSweeney, 78, of Sayville, is a lawyer who also spent time working for the Women’s Venture Fund and the award-winning Women Make Movies. Her latest project, “Dr. Altman and the Concubines,” is an ‘80s-set crime novel that follows a female running her own detective agency.
News and Press Release, “Dr. Altman and the Concubines” by Jacqueline Shortell-McSweeney will be featured in Spring 2022 Move over Sue Grafton, Michael Connolly, Adrian McKinty, Shortell-McSweeney is in town. Shortell-McSweeney has nailed it in a hard noir thriller about a detective who encounters many twists, and slime, as she challenges corruption in a quest for Truth and Justice. The question posed is “Do people deserve one another?”