Murder by Deadline: An Avalon Mystery

Murder by Deadline: An Avalon Mystery

by Mel Taylor


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TV reporter Matt Bowen's life changes dramatically with just one anonymous phone call...

In the sweltering heat of colorful Miami, TV journalist Matt Bowen is having a typical hectic day, reporting the hard news, searching for leads and making plans for the evening when his phone rings. The mysterious woman on the line whispers secrets about being stalked and having too much information before she is abruptly cut off. Disturbed by her tone but baffled at the meaning of the call, he hangs up. Later that evening Matt's on assignment covering a local homicide and realizes the victim was his anonymous caller. Wracking his brain he tries to piece together why a woman who thought she was being stalked would go to the press instead of the police. And more importantly why him?

Soon after her murder, members of a counterfeit money prevention committee are targeted killed. Convinced there is a connection between the new victims and his anonymous caller Matt begins to delve deeper into the mystery, connecting piece by piece, tracking down witnesses and conducting interviews.

As he draws too close to discovering the truth, his undercover reporting takes a personal turn when his girlfriend, Cat Miller, attracts the deadly attention of someone lurking in the darkness. She is convinced she knows the killer but Matt disagrees, putting their relationship in jeopardy.

The calm of the wind-swept palm tress is shattered as Matt uses all of his street contacts to save Cat's life before she too, becomes a MURDER BY DEADLINE.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803497481
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mel Taylor was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He began news reporting in Des Moines, Iowa, but quickly moved south to cover the Florida scene. Mel received an Emmy award for a series detailing the struggle of Haitians trying to reach the shores of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. He was awarded the 2000 award for Spot News Coverage from the Society of Professional Journalists after covering the Elian Gonzalez story, as well as the 2003 Media Excellence award from the Florida Education Association. He currently reports for WPLG-TV Channel 10, an ABC affiliate.

Murder by Deadline is Mel's first novel. He and his wife reside in South Florida, and have two children who are both in college.

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