Small Town Spin (Headlines in High Heels Series #3)

Small Town Spin (Headlines in High Heels Series #3)

by LynDee Walker

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Small Town Spin (Headlines in High Heels Series #3) by LynDee Walker

BIG IDEAS AND WONDERFUL CHARACTERS...

"Whether she's juggling the demands of her complicated love life or solving the mystery...reporter Nichelle Clarke jumps headlong into any situation with courage and tenacity, not giving up until she gets the answers she wants." -Maggie Barbieri, Author of Once Upon a Lie

When a superstar athlete's son turns up dead in a tiny town on the Virginia coast, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke gets the inside scoop. But she quickly spies a gaping hole her inner Lois Lane cannot ignore.

Determined to unravel the mystery, Nichelle fights off paparazzi cameras and an unexpected rival. She uncovers an illegal moonshine operation, a string of copycat suicides, and a slew of closets stacked with more skeletons than slingbacks. Chasing a killer who's a breath from getting away with murder, Nichelle realizes too late the culprit has her number-and it might be up.

Praise for SMALL TOWN SPIN:

"A riveting mystery with big ideas and wonderful characters. Small Town Spin is a treat not to be missed, a fantastic addition to the Headlines in High Heels series." -Duffy Brown, Agatha Award-Nominated Author of the Consignment Shop Mystery Series

"Don't let the Jimmy Choos fool you, this Lois Lane doesn't need Superman to save her. Whether she's juggling the demands of her complicated love life or solving the mystery...reporter Nichelle Clarke jumps headlong into any situation with courage and tenacity, not giving up until she gets the answers she wants." -Maggie Barbieri, Author of Once Upon a Lie and the Murder 101 Mystery Series

"Boasting a strong cast of supporting characters, one of whom I would love to see disappear, and engaging and witty dialogue....This is the best one yet in this series and I can't wait to see where Nicey takes us next on her crime reporting endeavors." - Dru Ann Love, Dru's Book Musings

"Stop the presses! Small Town Spin makes headlines with a smart, stylish reporter who has a knack for solving mysteries-and winning over readers." - Elizabeth Craig, Author of the Southern Quilting Mysteries

Books in the Headlines in High Heels Humorous Mystery Series:

FRONT PAGE FATALITY (#1)
BURIED LEADS (#2)
DATELINE MEMPHIS (novella after BURIED LEADS in HEARTACHE MOTEL)
SMALL TOWN SPIN (#3)
DEVIL IN THE DEADLINE (#4) (January 2015)

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940976037
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Series: Headlines in High Heels Series , #3
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 864,138
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About 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 High Heels mysteries gives her the best of both worlds. LynDee adores her family, her readers, and enchiladas. She often works out tricky plot points while walking off the enchiladas. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is working on her next novel.

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Small Town Spin 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smart, fresh and funny. I thought this was the best book yet in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, cannot wait for the next one!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Small Town Spin - Nichelle Clarke Headlines in Heels Mystery 3 Author: Lyn Dee Walker Published: 4-8-14 Publisher: Henery Press Pages: 292 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Cozy Mystery, Women Sleuth, ISBN: 9781940976037 ASIN: B00JH2RAFA Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Feeling under the weather, Nichelle agrees to do a favor for her co-worker, sports writer Grant Walker. She travels to Gynn Island to interview Tony Okerson. The interview is to be on the death of his son TJ, a suicide. Trying to be as sensitive as possible so as not to cause more pain to a family already grieving, but something seems a little of to Nichelle. When she is informed by the local sheriff of a second death has occurred she begin to investigate on her own. As the "suicides" begin to grow in number Michelle searches deeper. Trying to find the answers before she is counted among the suicides. LynDee Walker continues with her winning series. Providing mysteries with believable plots and characters that are well developed and interesting enough to have you wanting to visit them more and more to find out what they have been up to since the last book. Although this is the third book in the series you will have no problems reading it as a standalone. The author gives enough information to ensure you are not left hanging with references to prior events. With a touch of romance thrown in Small Town Spin provides plenty of twist and turns and a couple of red herrings to keep you on your toes till the very end.
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
Love this series Fresh fast fun leaves you guessing can not wait till the next one...Joey Or Kyle ???? hum hoping time will tell lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone was right this one I didn't want to put down. I am still loving Joey. Kyle just hasn't set the pages on fire yet, but it still has time to grow. I love this book on to the next
RandeeBaty More than 1 year ago
I’m sold on LynDee Walker and Nichelle Clarke. This series is the real thing. It’s fun and entertaining while being a very solid mystery. A new favorite series worth my time and money! I just ordered the first book in the series because it was the only one I didn’t have and I can’t wait to see how this all started. But, time to stop gushing and start reviewing. Nichelle, the crime and court reporter for the Richmond Telegraph, is a little out of her regular beat when the sports columnist asks her to cover the death of his friend’s son which is presumed to be a suicide. The friend just happens to be one the most famous football players in the country and he doesn’t think his son committed suicide. Neither does Nichelle. This story takes Nichelle out of Richmond to a small town on an island so the suspect pool is pretty small. Unfortunately, this also means it’s a tight-knit group that really don’t want strangers poking around in their business. High school sporting ambitions, locally made moonshine and a closed-mouth sheriff all contribute to Nichelle’s suspicions. As with the last book, it’s a clever mystery that isn’t immediately apparent but clues are scattered throughout the book if you can find them. Joey and Kyle are both still in the story and her relationship with each heats up quite a bit in this book but not enough to offend anyone’s sensibilities. I do need the author to wrap up this triangle pretty soon. They both contribute to Nichelle’s investigations, however, and are integral to the plot. The newsroom politics at the newspaper get dicier. Her nemesis, Shelby, is in rare form. I enjoy these parts of the story that are about the day-to-day work of a newspaper reporter. We also find out some of Nichelle’s backstory with her mom which gives more depth to her character. If you haven’t read the other books in this series, you can read this as a stand-alone and you will enjoy it. It will most likely want you to get the rest of the series. It’s a fairly quick read but in that good way that makes you wish there was more because you don’t want to leave these people. I received this book from Netgalley and appreciated the opportunity to read and review it.
DarkAngelCT More than 1 year ago
When a up and coming baseball star in school is found dead by apparent suicide it's up to Nichelle to figure out what is going on in the small town of Matthews.  All points suggest not a suicide but something else.  Could someone have wanted him dead?  When TJ's girlfriend comes back to town and winds up dead as well another apparent suicide it's falling on Nichelle to find out why the kids are dying and who has the most to gain by it? Nichelle also stumbles upon a moonshine operation and is determined to figure out if moonshine is to blame in the recent deaths.  When the truth unravels Nichelle finds it more shocking that anyone would think. I loved spending time with Nichelle and her co-workers and associates to see what they are like and what the small town of Matthews is all about.  It's a quite, quaint little town with locals knowing everything before it makes the news.  Every stones gets turned over in this book to figure out what is going on, and who had the most to gain by the teen deaths.  The ending had a great spin all of it's own when something happened to the prime suspect in Nichelle's eyes.  It definitely had a great twist that all cozy mysteries have even when you think you figure it out there is always the big twist in the story.  Can't wait to read more by LynDee Walker!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recieved this book as part of a giveaway on a book blog. However, it had no influence on my opinions which are 100% mine. Nichelle is at it again. Stumbling into a story in a one stop sign town after her sports buddy Parker's friends lose their son to an apparent suicide, she runs into other deals that could blow the doors off of other investigations she's not even part of. Not only are the characters developing, the situations they are put in are challenging. I commend Walker for offering a main resource on suicide in the acknowledgements. I look forward to a long series with these characters
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Small Town Spin is the third book in A Headlines in High Heels Mystery series. This entertaining cozy mystery is set in Richmond, Virginia that follows the latest investigative adventure of crime reporter and shoe maven Nichelle Clarke. Nichelle is a crime reporter for the Richmond Telegraph, who is asked to investigate the apparent suicide death of an up and coming high school star athlete in the small town of Matthews. The investigation heats up when the teen's girlfriend is also found dead, leaving Nichelle trying to figure out why the teens are dying in Matthews. Added into the mix is the discovery of an illegal moonshine operation, copycat suicides, and if that isn't enough, Nichelle is still involved in a love triangle with her friend Joey, a Mafia mob boss and her former lover Kyle, who is a Special Agent in the local ATF office. Oh and did I mention that Nichelle's still has issues with her co-worker nemesis? Nichelle has her hands full and is up to her high heels in trying to solve her latest investigation! Author LynDee Walker weaves a fun action packed tale that is full of humor, drama, romance and suspense. I have become a fan of cozy murder mysteries set in the South, and Small Town Spin kept me pleasantly entertained. I loved the mixture of humor and suspense in this story, I was easily drawn into Nichelle's latest investigative adventure, there was enough twists and turns that kept me guessing what would happen next. I enjoyed that the mystery was the main theme and that the love triangle / romance aspect is secondary and did not distract the reader from the overall whodunit theme of the story. If you are looking for a delightfully intriguing cozy mystery whodunit with fun characters and a dash of romance in the mix, then Small Town Spin is the book for you!
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rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 Stars I have enjoyed reading A Headlines in High Heels Mystery. Nichelle really knows how to use her heels. I was totally lost about who was guilty and what was really going on. Lots of drama and crime stories, some romance. I really like the rescue scene. Nichelle Clark is a crime reporter for Richmond VA paper. She has someone gunning for her job. She is always trying to scope a TV reporter Charlie. Nichelle likes two different guys, that are opposites when it comes to the law. She has taken the day off because she does not feel well when she gets called to work a teen suicide of a famous football player. Nichelle will be the only reporter the family will talk too. After talking to parents, Sheriff Nichelle does not want to write it off as a suicide right away. There were a couple of stories I keep thinking and rethinking about. One a girls dancing bar. Church ladies are out in parking lot taking pictures of cars and men and sending to the wives. Nichelle goes in to here their story. She tries to cover both opinions. I finally decided I would be upset if I found out that my husband was at the bar. That would be any bar. No matter what the girls were wearing or not wearing. Nichelle sure writes a lot of stories in a day. I thought that was interesting. Lately I seem to read a lot of stories with women not knowing which guy to choose. One of them is some type of cop and the other guy is on the other side of law or sitting on the fence. The dangerous guy sounds more interesting in the books. In this case I do like what I know about Joey. In real life no way. I will keep reading this series by LynDee Walker. I was given this ebook to read for purpose of giving an honest review by Netgalley and Henery Press.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first two books in this series and was very excited to win a copy of this one through a Goodreads give-awawy. It was so much fun getting caught back up with Nicey and the other characters and riding along with her as she solves yet another mystery. The mystery was another one that keeps you guessing until the final pages. Small Town Spin can be read as a stand-alone, but after anyone reads it they will definitely want to read the others in the series. Thanks again LynnDee for another fun read and I will be looking for more from you
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
When a superstar athlete’s son turns up dead in a tiny town on the Virginia coast, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke gets the inside scoop. But she quickly spies a gaping hole her inner Lois Lane cannot ignore. Determined to unravel the mystery, Nichelle fights off paparazzi cameras and an unexpected rival. She uncovers an illegal moonshine operation, a string of copycat suicides, and a slew of closets stacked with more skeletons than slingbacks. Chasing a killer who’s a breath from getting away with murder, Nichelle realizes too late the culprit has her number—and it might be up. Dollycas’s Thoughts LynDee Walker is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and Nichelle Clarke one of my favorite protagonists. I started this story and just couldn’t put it down. Even when she is sick Nichelle keeps going. Those darn allergies have to take a back seat when her co-worker asks her to check out a story. His friend’s son is dead and the cops say it’s suicide. The boy’s parents just don’t believe it and want Nichelle to investigate and find out what really happened. Let me say Nichelle works better sick than most of us work healthy. She puts on Manolos, channels her inner Lois Lane, and starts digging and following clues. She is bound and determined to get her exclusive story and leave TV reporter Charlie in the dust. She also wants to give the boy’s parents some kind of closure. Walker has written quite a mystery with some corkscrew turns and twists and fabulous characters. She also adds the perfect amount of romance and humor. I really love “bad guy” Joey. He has it Nicey bad and he is always there just when he needs her most. But Kyle is still fighting to have her give their relationship another chance. Stay tuned I think things will heat up even more in the next installment.
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
Small Town Spin is the third book in the Headlines in High Heels Mystery series by LynDee Walker. I was super lucky enough to have discovered the first book, Front Page Fatality, early in April of last year during one of the very first book tours I ever signed up for and fell in love with the book. In October, another book tour company had her 2nd book, Buried Leads and I have a great guest post from Ms. Walker along with the review. There is also a novella available in the Heartache Motel Anthology, that covers events between Buried Leads and the beginning of this book. This has been a consistently great series, so when I saw that it was available on Netgalley, I was super excited.  This book opens with Nichelle fights a losing battle with her allergies. Since she is feeling so poorly, she gets a rare afternoon off, to go home a rest. Unfortunately, the news doesn't respect sick days and Parker, Nichelle's co-worker and former super star baseball player turned sports reporter has a scoop for her - and its personal. Parker's college buddy, and football legend's son has apparently committed suicide and they are willing to have his story told - by Nichelle.  So Nichelle heads out to meet with the family, but the more she learns about the boy and what happened, the more the pieces just don't mesh for her. Afraid that she is bringing her personal feelings into the story, she slowly starts digging all the while second guessing her gut instincts. When the boy's girlfriend is also found dead in an apparent suicide, more clues begin to point to murder.  This was the best book yet in the series, honest! Finding out some of the backstory about Nichelle and how/why she chose journalism, and particularly investigative journalism was masterfully done and left me wanting more. We also get introduced to an old friend of Nichelle's, that promises even more backstory in the future. Plus there was such great tension and struggle as Nichelle tries to figure out her relationship with both Joey and Kyle that I am as confused as Nichelle about which guy to root for. I gave this book a 5 star rating and can't wait to see what happens next for Nichelle.