First Blood: A Kira Brightwell Collection

Genre: Mystery | Series: Kira Brightwell | Length: Collection (1 Novel + 2 Shorts)


First Blood Kira Brightwell coverKira Brightwell enjoys two things—outsmarting bad guys and kicking ass.

Well, that and listening to Nine Inch Nails. (Bonus, if she can manage all three at once.)

She never expected anyone to call her a hero… But when life throws a punch, Kira always finds a way to hit back.

This fast-paced, starter collection includes three cases from the Kira Brightwell mystery series by award-winning author Jacquelyn Smith. (Originally published under the pen name Kat Irwin.):

Split Decision: A Kira Brightwell Novel (Kira Brightwell Book 1)
Striking Distance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Under Wraps: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel

Split Decision: A Kira Brightwell Novel (Kira Brightwell Book 1)

Kira Brightwell never planned to become a private detective. Or a local hero, for that matter.

She only wants to hone her MMA skills. And focus on her own personal need for vengeance and closure. While listening to Nine Inch Nails.

But people call Kira a hero for a reason. She never walks away from trouble.

And between her wits and her fists, she can take down just about anything that gets thrown her way.

Meet Kira in action in this first novel in the Kira Brightwell mystery series. If you love a clever heroine who kicks ass, grab this book.

Striking Distance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story

Kira Brightwell stands at a crossroads. Her college days lie behind her, but her future remains a mystery, waiting to be solved.

A job already awaits her at her father’s office—the easy, parent-approved option. But Kira wants something different. Something more. She needs to get away to figure out what.

Except Kira’s future hangs in the balance in more ways than one…

In the crime-filled cases of the Kira Brightwell series, “Striking Distance” focuses on the event that changes Kira’s life forever, and sets her on the path to becoming an infamous problem solver for hire.

Under Wraps: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel

Halloween. A time for costumes and crime.

Neither hold interest for Kira Brightwell. She only wants to find a way to move on with her life after the trauma she endured three months ago. (That, and track down the man responsible.)

But the local police receive an anonymous tip with a growing list of decrypted names—a list that threatens to shake the suburban, California town to its core.

…And just like that, Kira’s world gets turned upside down.

A stand-alone short novel of Kira’s recent past in the Kira Brightwell mystery series. If you love murder, mystery, and mayhem, grab this book.

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Previous Book: Proving Ground (Bonus Short Story)

Next Book: Second Warning (Collection: 1 Novel + 2 Shorts)

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