Tuesday, April 16

Book Tour, Giveaway & Review: Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker

This is the first book in the Nichelle Clarke Headlines in Heels Mystery Series.  In this story we are introduced to Nichelle, or Nicey (nee-see) as her friends call her.  Nichelle is the reporter who covers the crime and courthouse beats for the Richmond Telegraph.  She has a good rapport with the Richmond police officer spokesman Aaron, wants earn a Pulizer like her mentor/boss Bob and has a love of designer shoes.  (Thank goodness E-bay put the price of gently used Pradas, Monolos & Louboutins within her budget.)

Nichelle has just spent an entire week at the courthouse covering a capital murder trial case dubbed the Barbie and Ken case due to the double homicide of a good looking flaxen haired couple.  She is planning a big Friday night out with her best friend Jenna, artist, bookstore buyer & mother of a newly weaned child and ready to get her drink on after a long dry spell.  On her way into work that morning, she hears about a dead drug dealer, the second in just a few weeks.  With all the drugs and cash being left at the crime scene, Nichelle wonders if it might be the work of a vigilante, but after speaking with Aaron agrees to hold that information back for an all access pass to be used at another date on the story of her choice.

That Friday night, everything seems to be going great.  Jenna and Nichelle are enjoying margaritas, mexican food and dishing on Nichelle's lack of a love life when she checks her phone and sees a missed call from Aaron.  There was a boating accident involving several baseball players and the Richmond PD boat. The strange thing is, the boat should not have been out, yet the officers who were on it were by the book types.  Next, it is discovered that all the drugs and cash from the 2 drug dealers has gone missing and was assumed to be on the boat.  When a prosecuting attorney, the last to sign to see the evidence turns up dead, Nichelle has her hands full figuring out just what is going on, who exactly is involved and how high up the ladder it goes.  To add to confusion, Bob has a heart attack, Aaron suddenly takes a highly suspicious vacation, an informant in the police department goes missing and a member of the mob seems to want something from her.

Great book!  I was quickly sucked into Nichelle's world and kept guessing right along with her.  The action was fast paced, exciting and believable.  By the time I got to the end I was so worried about what was going to happen.  I knew intellectually that obviously everything would work out in the end for Nichelle, after all this is the first in a series.  But in the thick of things, I forgot all that and was freaking out about how she was going to get out of danger and wondering who she could trust.  Excellent Job Ms. Walker!  I hope the second book is on its way soon.  That little romantic cliffhanger you left us with needs to be answered.
Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke’s days can flip from macabre to comical with a beep of her police scanner. Then an ordinary accident story turns extraordinary when evidence goes missing, a prosecutor vanishes, and a sexy Mafia boss shows up with the headline tip of a lifetime. As Nichelle gets closer to the truth, her story gets more dangerous. Armed with a notebook, a hunch, and her favorite stilettos, Nichelle races to splash these shady dealings across the front page before this deadline becomes her last.

LynDee Walker is giving away a $20 Amazon Giftcard during the tour, so make sure that you fill out the giveaway for a chance to win.

Book Tour Info: 

Don't forget to check out the other stops on the Book Tour:

April 16, 2013 - Musings and Ramblings
April 17, 2013 - According to Squenn
April 18, 2013 - Shelley Reads and Reviews
April 19, 2013 - Brooke Blogs
April 20, 2013 - Lily Pond Reads
April 21, 2013 - Omnimystery and Mochas, Mysteries and More
April 22, 2013 – Day Off
April 23, 2013 - A Blue Million Books and Chloe Gets a Clue

Author Bio:

LynDee Walker grew up in the land of stifling heat and amazing food most people call Texas, and wanted to be Lois Lane from the time she could say the words “press conference.” An award-winning journalist, she traded cops and deadlines for burp cloths and onesies when her oldest child was born. Writing the Headlines in Heels mysteries gives her the best of both worlds. When not writing or reading, LynDee is usually wrangling children, eating barbecue or enchiladas, or trying to walk off said barbecue and enchiladas. She and her family live in Richmond, Virginia. 

 Amazon Purchase Link: Front Page Fatality 


  1. Thanks so much for hosting the tour today, and I'm so glad you enjoyed Front Page Fatality! The second book in the series, Buried Leads, will be out in October! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I was so excited when I put together this post, I forgot to say that I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads. I will be marking my calendar for October and book 2!

  2. I loved Front Page Fatality it was such an awesome book. And I loved Nichelle!!! So glad this is a series.

  3. Thank you, Pamela! It makes my day to hear that. Just the motivation I needed this morning to go work on the Christmas novella!

  4. This sounds great! I can totally understand how even though a novel is part of a series it can be nail biting - Laurell K Hamilton's books do that to me every time!! :-) Thanks for the awesome review honey, it's been really helpful. I totally understand why Buried Leads was your WoW recently, especially with that romance plot-line dangling temptingly!

  5. LOL, I totally get that about LKH's series - I am always afraid that someone I like will die, even though she doesn't do it often. :)

  6. :-) But when she does it... She does it in style!


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