Cover Reveal ~ Devil In The Deadline by LynDee Walker

Thanks so much for having me on today to reveal the cover for the fourth Headlines in High Heels Mystery, Dru! DEVIL IN THE DEADLINE was such fun to write: the idea actually came from the body dump location, which my husband found one day on a run along the James River. We went back to scout it out, and the place was so creepy, I knew I had to have a victim turn up there.

Here’s a peek at the jacket copy:
Devil in the Deadline

When 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.

DEVIL IN THE DEADLINE will be on sale everywhere January 6, 2015.

Contest: Thanks for stopping by today! Comment below and let me know what you think of the new cover, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a “Headlines in High Heels” swag pack. Contest ends by 6 p.m. eastern on September 16. US addresses only, please.

About the author
LynDee Walker’s award-winning journalistic work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the nation.

LynDeeHer debut novel, Front Page Fatality, is an amazon and Barnes & Noble #1 bestseller, and was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. DEVIL IN THE DEADLINE is the fourth in LynDee’s “Headlines in High Heels” mystery series. The fifth arrives October 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, working on her next novel, or admiring beautiful shoes she can’t wear.

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    • Thanks for stopping by! I can only wear shoes like that in “walk to the car/walk to the table/walk back to the car” situations. 😉

  1. I like it and how it lends some continuity to all the covers. The green is nice this time! Congrats to LynDee, can’t wait to read it!

  2. Oh my…this one’s at the TOP of the TBR list. LynDee knows me well enough via email to tell you how excited I am about this new booka

  3. I love the new cover! Green killer heels with black bows! Great way to keep your place in the book! 🙂
    So excited anticipating the release of this new book!
    Keep writing! =D

  4. What a cute cover, clean and crisp! Love the little bows. I can’t wear those shoes either (never could) but I love them. Thanks for the contest.

    • Haha, Marylou, I never really had those days. I think that’s why I love to look at them and write about them. 🙂

  5. A newspaper front page somewhere in the design would be my suggestion to go with the title. Other than that, it’s eye-catching.

    • Me, too, sister. But I love to look at them. I have a friend who can RUN in heels like these. That’s why Nichelle can do it. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I’d swear it defied the laws of physics.

  6. Love this series and the cover. I also like hearing that many plot twists and turns are figured out while walking off enchiladas!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Thanks, Mary! Something about walking clears my head when I get stuck on a story point. Especially this time of year. I love working on a new story in the fall.

  7. I love the plot for Nichelle’s fourth adventure. And, of course, I love the cover. I really like the placement of the shoes; how they are pointing towards each other instead of being beside each other. The emerald green color of the shoes really pops off the page. I can’t wait to read “Devil.”

    • Thank you, Priscilla! I had such fun with this one—I hope y’all enjoy it as much as I have. And I agree. The shoes being “kicked off” around the journal is brilliant. Though it took my artist BFF to point that out to my untrained eye. 😉

  8. I love the color and the shoes of the new book cover! Very CooL cover!
    I’m looking forward to reading it. I curious how creepy your body drop location is. 😛

    • Thank you, Carol! Stay tuned for more info about that around the launch: I have pictures. It’s pretty creepy, all right. 😉

    • I love to window shop at Saks. 🙂 My hubby usually buys me the “cover shoes” as a launch gift, but he might even have trouble finding these—I think the artists at Henery Press have outdone themselves!

  9. I see that I am not alone with wanting to receive LynDee’s newest book. I have loved all of her others and will be looking forward to this one as well. If I win it, it will be read a lot sooner than if it goes on my wish list but I will eventually get it ordered; there are just so many great books to buy and read and this series is one of the best. I used to write for a newspaper so perhaps that is my connection to LynDee’s writing and my enjoyment of it.

    Thank you for putting me on the long list to enter.


    PS I don’t think that I could ever have walked with heels this high!!!!!

  10. The cover is great and I’ve got January 6th on my calendar as the release date so I can be sure to get the book right away (especially considering the exchange with which you ended the last book)!

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