Murder on the 33rd Floor

Even though I’ve published 58 nonfiction books, I’ve been hooked on mysteries my entire life. Kim Barnes writes a well-paced whodunit that will keep you guessing and turning the pages. Kim’s experience adds validity and her enthusiasm adds fun. This is a recipe for success. Get in line for Kim’s next book; this is sure to be a successful series.
— Elaine Biech, Author, The Business of Consulting
Barnes writes with the same elegant clarity and formality that enrich her nonfiction…character development is deft and sure, with particularly appealing diversity among the characters…The novelty of a business consultant in a detective role also adds to the enjoyment…An unusual concept and strong characters shine through…

The yacht itself met our expectations and was very clean and comfortable. We are already thinking about next year.
— Kirkus Reviews
What an amazingly “novel” way to learn! Kim has always been uber-creative…and her best in this wonderful creation. Her deep knowledge of the field of organizational development come through loud and clear…also her decades of work in the field and her wonderfully warm and real writing style. This is a must-read for anyone in the field, or anyone who just plan wants a good read! The story goes quickly, you will truly ‘get’ the characters! It held my attention from beginning to end! Bravo to the author.
— Beverly Kaye Co-CEO and Founder, Career Systems International Author, Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, 4th Ed

Murder On Retreat

If you love a murder mystery, plus a diverse group of characters, plus corporate politics plus a full range of human emotions, this book is for you. All with San Francisco and Napa landmarks as the background stage. I especially recommend this to my HR, Training and Organizational Development colleagues. I could not put this down, and finished it in a record three days!
— John Castaldi,, Senior Facilitator and Consultant
Another remarkable book from B. Kim Barnes! As an HR Professional, it’s a wonderful treat to see the myriad of issues that HR/OD sees on a daily basis highlighted in a fiction book. Full of so many twists and turns…it’ll keep you guessing until the end! A truly pleasurable read.
— Jennifer McCaffery,, Senior HR Business Partner
Barnes writes with the same elegant clarity and formality that enrich her nonfiction…character development is deft and sure, with particularly appealing diversity among the characters…The novelty of a business consultant in a detective role also adds to the enjoyment…An unusual concept and strong characters shine through…
— Kirkus Reviews