Small Town Spin by LynDee Walker
Book 3: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery Series
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: April 3, 2014
Format: Paperback - 280 pages / Kindle - 582 KB / Nook - 583 KB
Genre: Cozy Mystery
BUY THE BOOK: Small Town Spin
BUY THE SERIES: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery Series
Book 1: Front Page Fatality
Book 2: Buried Leads
Book 3: Small Town Spin
Book 4: Devil In The Deadline (Publication Date: January 2015)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.
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.
My Book Review:
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!
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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About The Author
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 either playing with her children or working on her next novel (but probably not cleaning her house).
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