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Publication Order of Nichelle Clarke Crime Thriller Books

Terri L. Austin
Front Page Fatality (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Leads (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small Town Spin (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil in the Deadline (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cover Shot (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lethal Lifestyles (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Features (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Politics (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dateline Memphis (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden Victims (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Intent (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nichelle Clarke Mystery series by LynDee Walker
Author LynDee Walker writes the “Nichelle Clarke Mystery” series. The series began publication in the year 2013, when “Front Page Fatality” was published, which hit number one on’s new humor bestseller list. The series was previously known as “Headlines in High Heels Mystery”.

Nichelle Clarke is a crime reporter that investigates murder cases. Often times, her quest to find out the truth in a case, lands her in the crosshairs of the killer she is trying to apprehend. She is also a lover of shoes.

“Front Page Fatality” is the first novel in the “Nichelle Clarke Mystery” series, and was released in the year 2013. Two rookie cops are killed in one fiery crash close to Richmond, Virginia, Nichelle Clarke is sent to investigate. She assumes that it is going to be a routine matter, one scene that is like many other accidents she has covered in the past.

She is definitely wrong. Because this was no ordinary accident.

While Nichelle digs deeper and deeper in this case, evidence and people start vanishing. Somebody is a step ahead of her, desperate to cover their tracks. There is a master criminal who has a deadly secret, who is going to stop at absolutely nothing to keep the truth a secret.

While she gets closer to unraveling this mystery about the two dead cops, she realizes that she is now the next target. Will she survive this murderous game of cat and mouse just long enough in order to solve the mystery? Or is Nichelle going to fall prey to this killer?

LynDee writes a realistic portrayal of an up and coming reporter trying to make their mark in the journalism world. The mystery features tons of twists and turns that do not feel contrived and appear naturally. The romance adds some flavor to the fast pacing, and never overpowers this story.

“Buried Leads” is the second novel in the “Nichelle Clarke Mystery” series, and was released in the year 2013. A body clothed in Armani winds up in a shallow grave out in the forest, Nichelle is the first reporter out on the scene. She quickly finds the victim was a tobacco lobbyist with some powerful connections. Local politicians push for a quick arrest.

Nichelle believes they appear to be nervous. Even more so after they find the second victim.

Nichelle’s hunt for this killer reveals a jaw-dropping trail of debauchery and malfeasance that goes all the way to Washington, D.C. It is the type of story that could make a crime reporter’s whole career.

The power players at the heart of this conspiracy have got everything to lose here, and while Nichelle’s search for the truth comes close to the end, she falls right in the killer’s crosshairs. Will her wits alone allow her to survive? Or are these secrets going to stay buried for good?

Readers like Nichelle, finding her to be both real and strong. This has some strong suspense and is very well written. LynDee combines some rather serious scenes with just a touch of humor. It is sure to hook you right from the very start.

“Small Town Spin” is the third novel in the “Nichelle Clarke Mystery” series, and was released in the year 2014. T.J. Had the whole world in his hand. He was smart. A stellar athlete. Popular in school. A handsome guy. The son of Tony Okerson, superstar quarterback, and T.J. seemed destined to a have career of gridiron glory.

The bright shining dream is ended when T.J.’s lifeless body is discovered on the rocky shoreline near his family’s home in Chesapeake Bay.

His dad’s past fame causes this tragedy to ignite a media frenzy in the usually peaceful island community. T.J.’s grieving parents turn to Nichelle Clarke for help, through a mutual friend. Nichelle agrees to write up the story herself and try to help minimize the national media circus.

While Nichelle starts to investigate the facts that surround his death, she finds some stunning information. There is something that is not fitting. As the local sheriff wants to just rule the case a simple drug overdose and motor on, Nichelle gets convinced some foul play could have been involved.

In all of the townsfolk’s eyes, Nichelle is an outsider and she is sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. That is precisely where the most damning secrets are kept in her experience. The more she follows the trail of evidence, the more she realizes that this is one sleepy coastal village that is far from innocent.

This novel is a roller coaster ride you will be unable to set aside as it begins with a bang and just gains speed as you get to a rather explosive conclusion. The twists and turns in this one kept the readers guessing until the very end. Nichelle is both creative and smart, and readers like how her weak spot is designer shoes.

“Devil in the Deadline” is the fourth novel in the “Nichelle Clarke Mystery” series, and was released in the year 2015. One human sacrifice opens up a chilling mystery, and it leads Nichelle Clarke right into a world filled with unimaginable danger.

The Richmond Police discover the bloody remains of a young woman spread across the candle-lit altar in some abandoned power plant located on the banks of the James River, they give Nichelle one all-access pass in exchange for any help she can provide.

The information Nichelle gets from the friends of the victim only pulls her into the mystery further. Where did Jasmine actually come from? How did she end up on Shockoe Bottom’s streets? Why didn’t she have any dental records to speak of?

The answer trail ends at the front doors of the sprawling compound in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, where Nichelle locates one secretive cult leader and the guy’s devoted followers. It is a place where lies become truth, and money is the real idol. Money that some would do anything in order to keep on collecting.

Even if it requires killing the nosy reporter.

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