I am SO EXCITED to be here today to show off the cover for the third novel in my “Headlines in High Heels” mystery series! Thanks so much for having me, Dru Ann!
This book is near to my heart for many reasons, not the least of which is that part of the subject matter hit close to home while I was writing. SMALL TOWN SPIN opens with Nichelle getting a call about the death of a famous athlete’s son—which the local cops have labeled a suicide. While I was working on it, a dear friend of mine lost her teenage son to suicide. It was a horrific thing to witness, as a mom and as a friend. I have rarely felt so powerless. I wanted to do something, however small, to honor my friend and her family with this book, so the shoes on this gorgeous, gorgeous cover are purple, because it was her late son’s favorite color.
Didn’t the art department at Henery Press just outdo themselves this time? Here’s all the scoop on SMALL TOWN SPIN, on sale everywhere April 8, 2014:
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.
Tell me about the coolest or craziest small town experience you’ve ever had or heard of (pig wrestling? Yarn festival? Fabulous arts fair/street dance?) in the comments below, and Dru will enter you to win an ebook copy of the first “Headlines in High Heels” Mystery, FRONT PAGE FATALITY. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck! One winner will be chosen at random and contest ends January 10.
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.