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A Royal Starseed, a Super Soldier and quest to save this timeline. What happens when a mystery turns to betrayal and changes everything you thought you knew? 

'The Mystery of the Gold Coin', Part 1 of a trilogy in The Kirsten Kelly Chronicles Book Series, is set in the rain-soaked streets of Seattle, Washington. Although the novel initially establishes the character, Kirsten Kelly, in her world as she knows it, the series evolves and will intertwine tropes within mystery, romance, sci-fi fantasy, and otherworldly and interdimensional travel.

Kirsten Kelly's life is seemingly idyllic, with parents who adore her, a boyfriend who loves her and group of close-knit friends. But everything falls apart when a mysterious ancient gold coin falls into her lap- who sent it, who is after it and why? Join the adventure as Kirsten Kelly journey's from Seattle to Cairo, Egypt in search of a possible portal within The Great Pyramid. Little does she know, she is the key to saving this timeline from Draco Reptilian's plans to destroy humanity!

This novel is loaded with deeply connected characters that develop on this emotional, action-packed rollercoaster ride. If you love science fiction and mysteries packed with suspense, a thought-provoking storyline, and romance, 'The Mystery of the Gold Coin' will satisfy you. So what are you waiting for? 

Fact fused with fiction, this is the first volume of

The Kirsten Kelly Chronicles….


Chrissy Piccolo author writer

My Story

This project is 23 years in the making. I am thrilled to present my first novel, 'The Mystery of the Gold Coin'

Chrissy Piccolo


About the author...


Experience as a Felony Criminal Investigator for 14 years in the Seattle area working homicide, assault, drug, and robbery cases, was the inspiration to use as the backdrop in The Kirsten Kelly Chronicles. Chrissy grew up loving Nancy Drew, as well as television shows like "Charlie Angels", "Magnum PI", procedurals like "The X-Files", "Third Watch", and "CSI".  Her love of soap operas with continuing storylines also played a huge role in the development of this book series and the character of Kirsten Kelly. Years of watching favorite shows and movies gave her the foundation to write not only a mystery series but also infuse a romance storyline. Ultimately, she is a fan and that's how she writes-- with fans always foremost in my mind.

With this inspiration, she created Kirsten Kelly, a new kind of heroine for the 21st century.  

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Cozy Mystery Book Review

5.0 out of 5 stars This story has something for all readers of any age....

Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2023

Wow !! The Mystery of the Gold Coin by Chrissy Piccolo is such a fun read !! This story, which is the first book in the trilogy in the Kirsten Kelly Chronicles, is packed with so much !! It will appeal to all readers for so many different reasons. *****

Amazon Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars Fun reading for all ages

Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2023

Verified Purchase *****

The Mystery of the Gold Coin-I really enjoyed reading this thrilling mystery that is full of action , drama and adventure! It pulls you in and keeps you wanting more I am excited for the next book! This is a book that makes you want to go on an adventure!

May 8, 2023: "I rarely read fictional stories mainly because so many do not keep my interest up. There are very few authors that can keep me so engrossed or captivated to where I cannot seem to put the book down. I know of a couple. You have now entered into that realm with the likes of Peter Benchley and John Grisham. Congratulations.  I am proud to know the author that makes me want to read a series of future books. Well done."
-- Dennis Binns, Author, Musings of the Man in the Cave  *****

Online Book Club Review

This action-packed sci-fi thriller is a perfect beginning to a series full of nods to films such as Star Wars. I loved the discussion about pyramids and their origins. Suspense builds from the very beginning. The author's descriptive writing style and attention to minute details make the story come to life. Because of their unwavering commitment to Kirsten and their objective, both Nate and Scotty are admirable individuals. 


Amazon Review: phillip w wisner

4.0 out of 5 stars A good read

Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2023

Verified Purchase ****

This book kept me interested and eager to read more. I’m looking forward to reading part 2 of the series

May 16, 2023: "I might be impartial because I designed the cover to this book, but I also got to read the book as it was being written. So glad I could finally get a copy. I’m going to read it to my son over the next few weeks. Good luck Chrissy!"


--Dustin Gold   *****

Dustin and Willie Gold fans

July 13, 2023: "The Mystery of the Gold Coin I really enjoyed reading this thrilling mystery that is full of action , drama and adventure! It pulls you in and keeps you wanting more I am excited for the next book! This is a book that makes you want to go on an adventure!"

--Renee Hill *****

June 11, 2023: "I can’t wait till the next book! Kirsten Kelly and the Mystery of the Gold Coin is a well-written escape from reality that keeps you reading chapter after chapter. It was so enjoyable to have a light-hearted, yet heart-filled story with relatable heroes, science fiction, and mystery all in one! I love that in between the chaos and suspense, the author lets you also “hang out” with the characters for meals, cocktails, and coffee. This book is 100% worth a purchase and I guarantee you will want to get the next one as it leaves you on cliff hanger! Great work Chrissy!"

--Michael Piccolo *****

May 26, 2023: "I am not a fiction reader. It takes a lot to keep my attention these days, but this certainly kept my attention! I enjoyed reading this thoroughly, and it is one book that I can honestly say is completely different from any other book I have ever read. I am not a big book reader, but I would recommend this book for anyone! It has everything to keep you entertained. If you like reading, and even if you don't like reading, this is the book for you! It has everything... Romance, spirituality, mystery, science fiction, the supernatural! I loved it!"


-- Delphine Callahan *****

May 21, 2023: "An exciting detective story that keeps one on their toes and wondering what will happen next. A fun read. Loving Kirsten Kelly!"


--H. Affleck *****

May 30, 2023: "I bought this for my MIL and she is loving it....having a hard time putting it down. Easy read!"


--Bob *****

June 1, 2023: "This is a delightfully lovely story.  For those of you who love sci-fi, mystery, and fantasy, you will be well rewarded. Great dialogue, and charming, well-developed, compelling characters, with a little sweet lovable side added to round them out. An excellent ending, leaving us breathlessly waiting for Kirsten’s fate in the next series."


-- Donna Morse    *****

May 26, 2023: "A fabulous book for both young readers and adults. The characters are engaging and pull you into the scenes described. As the mystery begins to unfold, the excitement builds and builds. I can’t wait for the next chapter of The Kirsten Kelly Chronicles!"


-- Julie Miller   *****

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