Crime Beat [NOOK Book]

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Crime doesn't pay...but neither does journalism. DRM-free and 99 cents for a limited time.

CRIME BEAT
A novella by Scott Nicholson

When John Moretz takes a reporter job in the Appalachian town of Sycamore Shade, a crime spree erupts that boosts circulation and unsettles ...
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Crime Beat

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Overview

Crime doesn't pay...but neither does journalism. DRM-free and 99 cents for a limited time.

CRIME BEAT
A novella by Scott Nicholson

When John Moretz takes a reporter job in the Appalachian town of Sycamore Shade, a crime spree erupts that boosts circulation and unsettles the people. Then a body is discovered, and Moretz happens to be one of the first on the scene.

As police discover more murder victims, Moretz comes under suspicion while his editor struggles between cashing in on sensational news and sidelining Moretz until the crime wave is over. When police suspect a serial killer is at work, the newspaper gains wide acclaim and more reporters come to cover the crimes. The editor falls in love with one of those reporters, who wants inside information on Moretz.

But John Moretz stays one step ahead of the other reporters, the police, and seemingly even the killer himself.

A novella of about 21,000 words, the equivalent of 100 book pages.
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Editorial Reviews

Sharyn McCrumb, The Ballad novels - Sharyn McCrumb
"A wonderful storyteller."
Bentley Little, The Haunted - Bentley Little
"My advice? Buy everything he writes. He's the real deal."
Jeremy Robinson, author - Jeremy Robinson
"This is one author who aims for the kill and never misses."
Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero - Jonathan Maberry
"Always surprises and always entertains."
Vicki Tyley, Thin Blood - Vicki Tyley
"Scott Nicholson's strong and vivid writing draws the reader deep into the story."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012050359
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books
  • Publication date: 1/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 216 KB

Meet the Author

Scott Nicholson is the bestselling author of Disintegration, The Skull Ring, The Home, Kiss Me or Die, and other mystery, suspense, and paranormal thrillers. He's also published the mystery collections Curtains and Head Cases, as well four children's books. Visit him at www.hauntedcomputer.com.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Don't believe the reviews.

    This story was sophmoric and a waste of time. It wasn't even worth the 99 cents I paid for it . It was pretty obvious who the killer was less than halfway into the story. I have to wonder if most of those five star anonymous reviews were written by the author and his friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Not Good

    I know I'm in the minority here, but just found this book too juvenile. Glad I only paid $0.99 for it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

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    Fast Paced and Clever!

    I absolutely enjoyed this intriguing and cleverly written story! Full of ambiguities and smart one-liners. Fast paced with excellent editing. It had the feeling of those old-time detective paperbacks. Unexpected ending - very satisfying read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    More Great Stuff from Scott Nicholson

    This was an excellent read. I particularly enjoyed it because of my extensive newspaper background.

    The characters in this story will go to GREAT lengths to "get the scoop". I was totally blown away by the ending. Didn't see THAT coming!

    I love Nicholson's stuff!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Clever and witty

    "We both know things are never as they appear." ~ Crime Beat A clever and witty story about a small town newspaper and the lengths some people will go to for a story. The intriguing plot, interesting characters, and priceless one-liners make for a compelling one-sitting read. Not only that, the twist in the tale caught me by surprise - the hallmark of a great mystery. Crime Beat is the third Scott Nicholson book I've read. Each was so different in both style and voice, but all were terrific reads. Nicholson is one gifted storyteller. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

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    Crime Beat

    This was an excellent story with the suspense and mystery building throughout. The main character, Moretz's editor who narrates the story, is well drawn. He's cynical yet has a great sense of humor. Other major characters including Moretz remain just enough of an enigma to keep you guessing. Nicholson's writing is excellent blending dialogue, action, and narrative in the right proportions to keep the story moving and the reader engaged.

    Some of the minor characters, especially the police chief, lean toward being caricatures. This in itself is not necessarily that bad, but it leaves very few viable suspects. Despite this I was still kept wondering whodunit.

    **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Good for an in between book read. Short, simple, and to the point.

    I was enjoying the story when it came to an end at only 179 pages. However short it was still a fairly quick, easy, and fun read. I would have liked the murders to be more detailed but for $.99 it was worth it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2011

    newspaper killer

    This story gave a behind the scenes look at what happens at a newspaper, with anice twisty mystery in it. I will look for more from this author

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Read it & enjoy it! Great!!!!!!!!

    I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this author, if you haven't read him- you need to!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2011

    Recommended

    This was a quick read and written well. I found myself reading on to learn what was going to happen next.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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