Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Buried Leads by LynDee Walker (A Headlines in High Heels Mystery #2) (Review and Giveaway!)

About The Book

Book Details

Genre: Cozy Mystery – 2nd in Series
Published by: Henery Press
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 276

When an Armani-clad corpse turns up in the woods, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke smells a scoop. A little digging, and Nichelle uncovers a web of corruption that stretches all the way to Washington, D.C. Politics. Murder. And a dead lobbyist. It’s everything Nichelle’s ever dreamed of.

The cops are playing it close, the feds even closer, and Nichelle’s afraid her boss will assign the story to the political desk any day. Richmond’s new ATF SuperCop makes an arrest before she can say “Louboutin,” but Nichelle’s gut says he’s got the wrong guy.

Her sexy Mafia boss friend warns her off the case, her TV rival is hot on her designer heels, an ambitious copy editor wants her beat, and victims are piling up faster than she can track them down. As Nichelle zeroes in on the truth, it’ll take some fancy footwork to nab this headline before the killer nabs her.

My Review

This cozy mystery has it all – humor, mystery, drama and a dash of romance. The author weaves all of these things together to perfection. An intriguing storyline to make this a real page-turner. Just when you think you’ve solved the case, another clue is tossed in to change everything. If you like to guess “whodunit” along with the characters, this is the story for you.  It’s the perfect mystery story - a little more grittier than the usual cozy.

The characters are well developed and practically come to life on each page. LynDee Walker gives us a heroine with the strength to carry this book on her own. To make things even more interesting, our heroine gets two hot guys – total opposites. One is a mafia king and the other an ATF agent. Shades of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum trying to choose which guy she wants.  The bad boy vs. the good guy.

This is the second book of the “A Headlines in High Heels Mystery” series. I didn’t read the first one and it didn’t really matter, but I definitely want to catch up. Fortunately, I only have to read one to catch up and I have that one on my Kindle already. I don’t think the book suffers if you read it on its own, I just want to know the characters better and want to start from the beginning.

A great “new-to-me-author”!

FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for this book tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

About The Author

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. Her debut novel, Front Page Fatality (A Nichelle Clarke Headlines in Heels Mystery), is an amazon new humor #1 bestseller. 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 working on her next novel. You can visit her online

Online Links

Twitter: @LynDeeWalker


In addition to the Rafflecopter giveaway below, if you leave a comment below, one lucky winner will also win a swag prize package.  I will choose a random commenter using List Randomizer.  The author will then mail out the package.  U.S. address only! The chance to have your comment count in the second giveaway ends November 2nd.

So, that's two exciting giveaways to enter!!!  Good luck!!!

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  1. Sounds like a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting the blog tour today! I'm so glad you had fun with Nichelle, and I hope you enjoy Front Page, too!

    Susan, thank you! I hope you enjoy the book. :)

  3. Yvonne, thanks for hosting this giveaway. The book sounds terrific!

    1. Thanks, Suko! I hope you enjoy it, and good luck in the drawing. :)

  4. Very neat book cover.

  5. Thanks for sponsoring - I've heard great things about this mystery series.

  6. Really enjoyed this review. As I read each review, this book gets better. I'm looking forward to reading this book.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Love the cover :) Sounds like a great book and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway ♥

  8. I did not leave my email address: barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com


  9. I really like reporters as amateur sleuths---I think I'll enjoy this book.

  10. Thanks so much for coming by and commenting, y'all! I hope you enjoy the book and good luck in the drawing! :)


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