Good morning, Dru Ann! Life has been such a crazy whirlwind since I was here last month—I can’t believe February is almost over. Between writing, juggling the details that come with an impending book launch, and vacation, it feels like January and February have zipped by.
I am so excited to be back today (thank you for having me!) to share what a few of my favorite mystery authors have said about SMALL TOWN SPIN. Sending a new book out into the world is always nerve-wracking, no matter how proud you are of it. I am positively bouncing that folks are enjoying this one, and I cannot wait for everyone to be able to read it. Just about five weeks to go, y’all!
Here’s the copy from the back cover:
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.
And here’s what folks are saying:
“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 of two dead teenagers in a small town where everyone knows everyone, reporter Nichelle Clarke jumps headlong into any situation with courage and tenacity, not giving up until she gets the answers she wants. In Small Town Spin, LynDee Walker has given us a female protagonist with guts and smarts to spare. Oh, and shoes. Great shoes.”—Maggie Barbieri, author of Once Upon a Lie and the Murder 101 mystery series
“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
“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
You can find the first two Headlines in High Heels books, FRONT PAGE FATALITY (a 2013 Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel!) and BURIED LEADS, in paperback and ebook format anywhere books are sold. SMALL TOWN SPIN is coming from Henery Press on April 8, 2014.
Giveaway: LynDee has a Headlines in High Heels swag bag and an ebook copy of BURIED LEADS for one commenter today, y’all! I love the Atlantic coast, where a good deal of the action in SMALL TOWN SPIN is set. So tell me, are you a beach fan, too? What’s your favorite thing about the seashore? Contest is open to US residents only and ends at noon EST on February 26.
Meet the author
LynDee Walker’s award-winning journalistic work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the United States. After nearly a decade covering crime, courts, and local politics, she left full-time reporting for motherhood with a side of freelancing and fiction writing. SMALL TOWN SPIN is the third novel in LynDee’s bestselling “Headlines in High Heels” Mystery series. The fourth is coming in January 2015.
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). You can find her online at www.lyndeewalker.com.