The Cover Story

The Cover Story

by Deb Richardson-Moore

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Overview

The Cover Story by Deb Richardson-Moore

A bizarre hit-and-run brings Branigan Powers back to the crime-solving beat

A fatal crash involving two college students heading home for the holidays seems like an unfortunate accident. But when the surviving girl wakens, she tells a curious story of the vehicle that forced them off the road--an old-fashioned, 1950s-style hearse.

Reporter Branigan Powers delves into the mystery that takes her to the college campus, and leads her into dangerous fraternity and sorority pledge parties.

Reunited with the homeless Malachi Martin, who is so adept at seeing what isn't there rather than what is, Branigan must uncover what is really going on at the college before other students are put in danger.

This second installment in the author's first cozy mystery series delves into the world of newspapers and life on the streets--both of which the author knows well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782642404
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Series: Branigan Powers Series , #2
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,300,361
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Deb Richardson-Moore is a former journalist, an ordained Baptist minister, and current pastor of the Triune Mercy Center, a non-denominational mission church to the homeless in Greenville, South Carolina. She and her husband, Vince, have three children.

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The Cover Story 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Tovo More than 1 year ago
An entertaining and suspenseful read that weaves intrigue and mystery masterfully through a believable and compassionate lens. There are enough reviews of the storyline itself; suffice to say that this book is definitely worth your time if you enjoy a good whodunnit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of THE COVER STORY by Deb Richardson-Moore from Lion Fiction via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is a Branigan Powers Mystery. I am a huge fan of mysteries because they keep me thinking. 9 out of 10 times I never guess who did it until it is revealed. Yeah, I must be clueless like that. Something I really like about contemporary mysteries is how unique they are. Older mysteries all tend to feel the same. The market must be more competitive now. THE COVER STORY is certainly unique. I found it interesting that it dove into the College Greek scene. I haven’t read any books about that before. This mystery keeps you going without letting you pause for a breath. If you start this, bear in mind that you’ll probably end up reading it in one sitting. A nice aspect is that the story ties up in a bow. It doesn’t abandon you with a cliffhanger. You can read this without being familiar with THE CANTELOPE THIEF, but if you do read that book first, it will make this one mean more. Please note that this is a Christian Mystery. I enjoyed it for the fact that I knew going into it that it would be clean.
Moonpie72 More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed Ms. Richardson-Moore’s first book, The Cantaloupe Thief, that I was excited to see another in this series! Branigan Powers is a journalist for a small town newspaper. Her intelligence, eye for detail, and being able to think outside the box once again finds her being more than just a reporter and working with the police on a murder investigation. It is the Christmas holiday and a niece and a friend are returning home from college. Suddenly a mysterious vintage hearse appears, forcing them off the road and taking the life of the other girl and injuring her niece. Clues begin to appear, leading her to the possible involvement of the local sororities. While this is a beginning Branigan quickly finds the evidence brings more questions than answers! At several points I felt if I could speak to her I would be able to direct her to the murderer, and then the story would veer off in an unexpected direction ending my theory! I love all the surprises! I liked the homeless man Malachi Martin being included in this book also. He can hear things and go places Ms. Powers cannot, always aiding her search for answers. Yes he has issues but he had a good heart and character. As with her previous book the homeless are a part of the story. It really opens your heart and eyes to their plight and all they deal with we know nothing about. I appreciate the book deals with crime but without the graphic detail. One disappointment did arise for me with this book. Throughout different parts of the book there were curse words. Even the pastor cursed! Since I assumed this was a Christian mystery, I was a bit shocked. The author is a talented, entertaining writer that does not need to rely on this type of language to enhance or story. Without this the book would have been perfect! I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
The Cover Story is a mystery novel that I enjoyed very much. This is the second in the series and even though I did not read the first the author did a good job of bringing me up to date. There is an eclectic group of characters that really brought this story to life. Since this is the first I have read in this series, I got for the first time meet the newspaper reporter/ amateur investigator Branigan Powers. I knew this story would be interesting with a heroine’s name of Branigan. And to top it off she has a homeless man by the name of Malachi that she teams up with to help her solve the crimes. Taking place in Georgia the author touches on several subjects: homelessness and why some people may choose it, sororities at colleges, failing newspapers in the time of the internet, and a mystery to keep us on our toes along with old Southern Georgia charm. Beginning with a car accident that involved an old hearse, reading this was like watching a picture puzzle being completed. There is some minor language and those who have read the first novel will appreciate meeting up with familiar characters. For what is called a cozy mystery- I haven’t read many- this in my opinion was an intriguing one. I enjoyed the author’s writing style and I look forward to reading more by her. I was provided a free copy of this book through Kregel Publications. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions are my own.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Can you imagine being forced off a road and careening down a hill, not really, but then you see it is a hearse that is hitting you repeatedly. That is the beginning of this story, and the driver of the jeep that is being forced off the road is Charlie, who happens to be Branigan’s niece, and a local reporter. Something is going on and it seems to center on the local college’s sorority, and they own a hearse, odd I know, but they use it for Halloween and to celebrate engagements, ok? Now you are going to be wondering what does this have to do with a death and injuring of you coeds? What a ride we have to find answers here, and yes there are some, but it blew my mind at what happens, I didn’t see it coming, full of surprises. Once again we are with the homeless, and Pastor Liam with his big heart for the unfortunate, and Charlie is his daughter, but we also are back with Malachai a homeless man with a big heart. What a tale the author has woven here, and this one is just as good as the first book that introduced us to Grambling GA, The Cantaloupe Thief, and you don’t want to miss that one. Is there a romance blooming here for our Branigan, sure hope so, I love being with her! I received this book through Kregel Publishing Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Cover Story- Branigan Powers Mystery Book 2 Author: Deb Richardson-Moore Published: 6-23-17 Publisher: Lion Hudson Pic/Lion Fiction Pages: 272 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women Sleuths, Crime Fiction; Humor & Satire ISBN: 9781782642404 ASIN: B0711QCQ2R Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4.5 Stars A bizarre hit-and-run brings Branigan Powers back to the crime-solving beat A fatal crash involving two college students heading home for the holidays seems like an unfortunate accident. But when the surviving girl wakens, she tells a curious story of the vehicle that forced them off the road--an old-fashioned, 1950s-style hearse. Reporter Branigan Powers delves into the mystery that takes her to the college campus, and leads her into dangerous fraternity and sorority pledge parties. Reunited with the homeless Malachi Martin, who is so adept at seeing what isn't there rather than what is, Branigan must uncover what is really going on at the college before other students are put in danger. This second installment in the author's first cozy mystery series delves into the world of newspapers and life on the streets-- This is the second book of the series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. I do recommend to read the first book at your leisure as it is a good series and would be a fun read. This is a clean Christian mystery that appeals to those of us that enjoy gentle cozy mysteries where the story leans more to the solving the mystery and learning the characters rather than a grisly crime scene. The author scatters clues to the killer through out the book and brings them together to neatly weave the in such as a way you will look back and wonder why you did not figure it out before. My rating of "The Cover Story" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Hypatia1 More than 1 year ago
Great Story - but be aware - font cannot be adjusted - very, very tiny (two pages of a standard book on one nook page.... you need good eyesight to read it....