Front Page Fatality (Headlines in High Heels Series #1)

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Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke's days can flip from macabre to comical with a beep of her police scanner. Then an ordinary accident story turns extraordinary when evidence goes missing, a prosecutor vanishes, and a sexy Mafia boss shows up with the headline tip of a lifetime. As Nichelle gets closer to the truth, her story gets more dangerous. Armed with a notebook, a hunch, and her favorite stilettos, Nichelle races to splash these shady dealings across the front page before ...
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Overview

Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke's days can flip from macabre to comical with a beep of her police scanner. Then an ordinary accident story turns extraordinary when evidence goes missing, a prosecutor vanishes, and a sexy Mafia boss shows up with the headline tip of a lifetime. As Nichelle gets closer to the truth, her story gets more dangerous. Armed with a notebook, a hunch, and her favorite stilettos, Nichelle races to splash these shady dealings across the front page before this deadline becomes her last.

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all! FRONT PAGE FATALITY is the first book in the Nichelle Clarke Headlines in Heels humorous mystery series. Bonus: Includes book club discussion questions.

Praise for FRONT PAGE FATALITY:

"Author LynDee Walker sure knows her way around a plot twist. She kept me turning pages late into the night, following the rollercoaster adventures of her fashionably feisty heroine-crime reporter and designer shoe fanatic Nichelle Clarke. FRONT PAGE FATALITY is smart, funny, and loaded with surprises. A terrific debut mystery." - Laura Levine, Author of the Jaine Austen Mystery Series

"FRONT PAGE FATALITY is delightful, with engaging characters, a crackling good mystery, and of course, high, high heels. LynDee Walker writes with wit and intelligence and the confidence of a newsroom insider. What fun!" - Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-Award winning author of Dating Dead Men and Keeper of the Moon (March 2013)

"This is a joy to read: Nichelle is a likeable character who does put her nose into whatever seems curious to her...the book can be read in one sitting thanks to the easy and casual language the author has employed in writing the book. Highly recommended to the fans of cozy mysteries!" - Mystery Tribune

"Gives those designer shoes a workout! Nicey's adventure kept me guessing. Goes down as smooth as hot chocolate with whipped cream." - Alice Loweecey, author of the Falcone and Driscoll Investigations

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Editorial Reviews

Author - Laura Levine
“Author LynDee Walker sure knows her way around a plot twist. She kept me turning pages late into the night, following the rollercoaster adventures of her fashionably feisty heroine—crime reporter and designer shoe fanatic Nichelle Clarke. FRONT PAGE FATALITY is smart, funny, and loaded with surprises. A terrific debut mystery.” – Laura Levine, Author of the Jaine Austen Mystery Series
Author - Harley Jane Kozak
“FRONT PAGE FATALITY is delightful, with engaging characters, a crackling good mystery, and of course, high, high heels. LynDee Walker writes with wit and intelligence and the confidence of a newsroom insider. What fun!” – Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-Award winning author of Dating Dead Men and Keeper of the Moon (March 2013)
Mystery Tribune
“This is a joy to read: Nichelle is a likeable character who does put her nose into whatever seems curious to her…the book can be read in one sitting thanks to the easy and casual language the author has employed in writing the book. Highly recommended to the fans of cozy mysteries!” – Mystery Tribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938383120
  • Publisher: Henery Press
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Series: Headlines in High Heels Series , #1
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 461,536
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

LynDee Walker grew up in the land of stifling heat and amazing food most people call Texas, and wanted to be Lois Lane from the time she could say the words "press conference." An award-winning journalist, she traded cops and deadlines for burp cloths and onesies when her oldest child was born. Writing the Headlines in Heels mysteries gives her the best of both worlds. When not writing or reading, LynDee is usually wrangling children, eating barbecue or enchiladas, or trying to walk off said barbecue and enchiladas. She and her family live in Richmond, Virginia.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

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    Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke¿s days can flip from macabre to c

    Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke’s days can flip from macabre to comical with a beep of her police scanner. Then an ordinary accident story turns extraordinary when evidence goes missing, a prosecutor vanishes, and a sexy Mafia boss shows up with the headline tip of a lifetime. As Nichelle gets closer to the truth, her story gets more dangerous. Armed with a notebook, a hunch, and her favorite stilettos, Nichelle races to splash these shady dealings across the front page before this deadline becomes her last.

    Dollycas’s Thoughts

    Exciting from the first page to the last!!

    The new Henery Press has some wonderful chicks in its coop!! A couple of weeks ago I read and reviewed Killer Image by Wendy Tyson and it was fantastic. This week Front Page Fatality kept me up late into the night until I reached the end.

    This story is packed with drama and strong vibrant characters. Nichelle is a powerful, feisty woman. Her boss, Bob, is her father figure and the interplay between them is just heartwarming. The other supporting characters just leap off the pages and part of the mystery is which of them are the “good guys” and which are the “bad guys”.

    The dialogue is terrific, the pace is perfect, and the humor is well placed. Then there are those moments that rival a scary movie and you can’t seem to read fast enough. And don’t forget the shoes….heels to be exact… Carrie Bradford look out!!

    This is a wonderful debut. Buried Leads is on deck. I can’t wait! If you like your cozies with just a bit of an edge pick this one up today!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2013

    great book, hope a new one is coming shortly

    great book, hope a new one is coming shortly

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    I completely enjoyed it and will definitely read the rest in the

    I completely enjoyed it and will definitely read the rest in the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

    I can see why Front Page Fatality is an Agatha Award nominee--te

    I can see why Front Page Fatality is an Agatha Award nominee--terrific storytelling, intricately woven plot, and a cast of characters I can't wait to spend another book with!




    Ms. Walker brings her Richmond Virginia setting to life with the perfect amount of detail that never slows the pace down.




    Nichelle Clarke is someone I'd love to grab a drink with--she's smart, clever, focused, doesn't wait to be rescued, and has a heart. She's a heroine women can really root for. Her love of expensive shoes bought on Ebay is a cute character trait. Especially since she's a reporter stomping through rocks and dirt by the river. 




    Three different males crossed her path in the story, but none of them swayed her from her sleuthing ways. I am excited to see what develops in book 2 with them and her career. 




    The cast of characters is well rounded with the mentor/boss Bob, the nemesis Shelby, the helpful Eunice, and the gorgeous Parker. It truly feels like a family in the workplace. 




    It's clear Ms. Walker had an extraordinary career as a journalist because she is able to completely immerse the reader in the world of the Richmond Telegraph.




    The pacing was lightning fast. I finished the last 150 pages in a day. 




    I wasn't sure who the murderer was until the absolute end--thanks for a great mystery and perfectly laid out clues. A delight to read!

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