Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crime Beat by Scott Nicholson

Crime Beat
by Scott Nicholson

Just released: January 9, 2011
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 5

Description from Smashwords:
Crime doesn't pay...but neither does journalism. When John Moretz takes a job as a reporter in the Appalachian town of Sycamore Shade, a crime spree erupts and circulation increases.

Then the first murder victim is found, and soon a serial killer is grabbing headlines. Moretz comes under suspicion, but he stays one step ahead of the police, his fellow reporters, and seemingly even the killer.

Amusing quote:
Moretz didn't show any flicker of excitement. Even veteran reports got a rush from a potentially ace story. But Moretz was as cold as three o'clock ink.
- location 203, chapter 2

Zombie sighting:
TV types like to be provocative, hoping they can get a few seconds of emotion for the vacant-eyed zombies in their audience.
- location 543, chapter 7

fyi: kindle version and Smashwords are offering this for 99 cents

My two-bits:
I found this a quick read that put me in a swirl. Loved how I thought it was going one way and then it went another and then back again.

I also got a peek into the behind-the-scenes world of a small newspaper outfit.


* review copy courtesy of author

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