Devil in the Deadline

DEVIL IN THE DEADLINE, A Headlines in High Heels Mystery #4

*2015 Best Mysteries for Book Clubs top 10 pick, examiner.com*

January 6, 2015 ♦ Henery Press

Stilettos and Sinners

DevilintheDeadline frontWhen the Richmond police offer an exclusive in exchange for help with a case, nothing—not even a costume party—stops crime reporter Nichelle Clarke from making Manolo tracks to the crime scene. The hunt leads her to a televangelist’s compound in the Virginia countryside where the Reverend may be more interested in fat stacks of cash than he is saving wayward souls.

With two sexy guys tangled up in Nichelle’s story—and in her heart—work and love are on a crash course for disaster. Pressure pours in from every corner, including a faceless new competitor that means the deadline is always five minutes ago. As secrets threaten and the truth becomes her lifeline, Nichelle must unmask the killer and nail down the story before she’s snared in the carefully-constructed web.

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Praise for Devil in the Deadline:

Holy Manolos! I loved Devil in the Deadline. LynDee Walker’s journalistic background fuels her snappy dialogue, thrill-of-the-chase plotting, and A-List fashion sense. Headlines in High Heels is a top-notch cozy mystery series readers will enjoy slipping into.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Through the Evil Days

Nichelle proves herself to be a standout. She has the cynicism of jaded police officers but also the hope of a champion and advocate for justice. Of course, a healthy sense of humor always helps. Readers who enjoy the outstanding novels of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edna Buchanan will find themselves similarly entertained by this stellar series by another award-winning journalist.”—King’s River Life Magazine

A very well-written mystery…you will love this girl in her Manolo heels as she takes on a whole crop of bad dudes without missing a single step.”—Suspense Magazine

A fast-paced and action-filled drama that has Nichelle going gung-ho in her quest to find a murderer and get down to the dirty business of crime where you least expect it. A thrilling read that knocked me off my feet, this is one of her best works yet and I can’t wait to see where we are headed next with Nichelle and her investigative reporting.”—Dru’s Book Musing

This is the quality of writing cozy mystery writers should strive for…This series shot up my list of favorites almost from the start, and I wasn’t at all disappointed in this one.  Ms. Walker is an excellent story teller and writer.”—Murder By Death Reviews

A well-structured mystery…keeps the reader’s attention throughout.”—Mysterious Reviews