Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker is the first book in the new “Headlines in Heels” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, January 2013
This is a good start to an exciting new series featuring Nichelle Clarke who is a gutsy news reporter whose simple investigation turns into a risky exposé that saw our heroine tackle the police, a mobster and a competitive co-worker. I love the concept of this well-written mystery that pulled me in immediately and kept me guessing as this captivating drama came to its explosive conclusion. Led by a believable cast of characters that was diverse in their role where everyone was suspect, this was an enjoyable read and I can’t wait for the next book in this appealing series.
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FTC Full Disclosure - The publisher sent me an ARC of this book in hopes I would review it. Book will be available January 29.
Grounds to Kill by Wendy Roberts is the first book in the new "Barista" mystery series. Publisher: Carina Press, January 2013
What an exciting debut! Jen has a secret that comes in handy when she stumbles upon the dead body of her half-sister. When the police start looking at her father for the murder, Jen with help from her two BFFs, set the stage for finding a killer and what a fun read this became. This was a good mystery that I could not put down as I had to know what happens next and who was trying to stop Jen’s effort in proving her father’s innocence. This was an action filled drama that never let up even when I thought I had a handle on the killer’s identity. A good read boasted by a likable cast and great dialogue, I can’t wait to read the next book in this enjoyable series.
When she finds herself scrawling your boyfriend is cheating on you! to herself on the bathroom mirror, she immediately dumps the guy. But then his little fling--who just happens to be her half sister--turns up dead, and suddenly Jen's homeless father is the prime suspect. Jen knows he is being framed and must take matters into her own hands to protect him. But will anyone believe that the crazy old man is innocent? Or that his spirit-writing daughter holds the truth?
Visit Wendy at http://wendyroberts.com
FTC Full Disclosure - I bought my copy of Grounds To Kill.
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