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Cover Shot

(A Nichelle Clarke Crime Thriller #5)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  568 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Cryptic online messages and a murder in a swanky condo complex don't strike crime reporter Nichelle Clarke as related-until a gunman sends a hospital into chaos.

When a body is discovered in a high-rise in Richmond, Virginia, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke races to the scene. The victim is a brilliant doctor with an unusual past. But before Nichelle can decide what to make
Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published June 23rd 2018 by Severn River Publishing (first published November 10th 2015)
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Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Book #5 in this series starts out with Nicey lamenting about no news to her rushing in her high heels to a hospital on lock down because a man has a gun. It makes the strange text messages she has been receiving pretty mundane. She knows she needs to investigate them but they will have to wait because a gun trumps a text every time. LynDee Walker has us on the edge of seats with this one.

It’s all about the “WHY”. Why would a man bring a loaded rifle into a hospital? Nichelle C
The Headline in High Heels Mystery series was one of the first that I discovered through Henery Press and one of my favorites. Nichelle may be a journalist, with an extremely good nose for the news, but she's also a nice person at the heart. She doesn't go after a story for just the story's sake. And she doesn't forget that there the stories are about real people. Nichelle is willing to go the distance to find the hard truth and not just the convenient truth. That's what makes her such a great j ...more
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
How did I not know about this series until now?!? Cover Shot (A Headlines in High Heels mystery) is a great read! I love Nichelle - a mystery solving reporter - and the rest of the characters, and am now going to start with the first book in the series (as I write this, there are 6....Cover Shot is book 5). Great mystery which I didn't solve until the end (which I really like!). Fast-paced, never dull, and kept me up way past my bedtime so that I could finish it. Very highly recommend this serie ...more
Alex ♈
Solid suspense with a little extra miracle in between. Thanks for it!

I liked the suspense part so much, that I don't even want to dwell on a romance. She and Joey are dating and she still doesn't know anything about his past/present?!... The only thing that makes all this bearable - she doesn't care that much, her work means more to her. Cool approach!
4.5 Stars!
Yay!!! Nicey's back. I just love this series! I think this is the series that introduced me to Henery Books.

As usual, Nichelle just happens to be in the right place at the right time. She's always trying to get the news first to help keep her editor in his job and to beat the TV reporter to the news.

This time she goes into a hostage situation inside a hospital to find out what the hostage taker wants. From reading this, you would think that the girl is really dumb, but actually she's p
Andrea Stoeckel
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[ I received this book free from the publisherthrough NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]

"Funny how looking for something nobody wants found can make a girl edgy.... but roughly a million crime stories have taug
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women who love mysteries
Not having read the first four books in this series (Headlines in High Heels Mysteries), I hesitated to jump in on number five. I'm so glad I did! I LOVE a good mystery and this definitely is one. The journalist-cum-detective is spunky, determined, and set on doing what is right in addition to getting the inside scoop first. Cover Shot has a plot with twists that make you want to keep the pages turning. Even while the mystery is developing, the author weaves story threads of the journalist's wor ...more
Kate Lansing
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
This may be the best Headlines in High Heels mystery yet!

I love so many things about this series: the main character, Nichelle, with her enviable shoe collection, the ongoing subplots--love interests, office politics, and matchmaking--and of course the mysteries.

Walker dug deep with this story, tackling sensitive topics like the questionable motivates of pharmaceutical companies, hostage situations, and immigration. But she handled these so well! She didn't shy away from the complexities of each
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
It has been quiet on the news beat for awhile. Nichelle Clarke by accident find a dead man that the RPD are keeping a lid on it on who, how and why. This begins one of her most challenging investigations. Her personal emotions become involve. The usual avenue search are closed so she must find new ways for answers. Her friends keep telling is not worth putting her life on line. There are many twists and surprises in the book. The ending caught me completely unaware. I highly recommend this serie ...more
“Walker's journalistic background fuels her snappy dialogue, thrill-of-the-chase plotting, and A-List fashion sense. Headlines in High Heels is a top-notch cozy mystery series readers will enjoy slipping into.” – Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Through the Evil Days
Ashley Carmichael
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this series. It was fast paced and cleverly written. I want super surprised by the outcome but I love the main characters enough that the mystery was kind of second level important to me. The only real complaint i have is with the number of times she talked about her inner Lois Lane...i swear that phrase ws pf almost every page and its obnoxious after a while...enough to knock it down a star, but overall it's a great story
Lisa Williams
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fifth in a series of 7 Nichelle Clarke mysteries. Clarke is a police and court reporter for the local paper in Richmond, Virginia who would much rather cover Politics. As a person who cannot walk 2 feet in heels, I found her being able to run and wear her beloved Louboutin heals in all the places she does unfashionable.
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cover Shot review

Cover Shot is the excellent fifth book in the Headlines in High Heels Mystery series written by author LynDee Walker. The ending definitely makes me want to read the next book.
Patricia Grogan Bugher
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One exciting read

Cover Shot is number 5 in the Nichelle Clarke Crime Thriller Series and, in my opinion, it is also the best one yet. If you’re into this genre, this series should definitely be on your TBR list!
Louise Pass
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Another fabulous detailed mystery for our trusty journalist hero to solve. Like all the books in this series this is a well written, tightly plotted adventure.
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't know how she does it but the stories get even better with each book. Had no idea
who the "bad guy" was in this book and it definitely took you on a thrill ride.
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m really enjoying this series. Hope there are many more to come. This one made me think about the pharmaceutical companies and insurance.
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Very interesting. Lots of possible suspects. Didn't see the killer until the end. Already started the next one.
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best of the Headlines in High Heels Mystery series.
Susi Benson
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Intrigue

Fast moving, hard to put down and exciting. Looking forward to more of the same. Thank you nor Michelle Clarke.
Kathleen Quinn
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can't put doen mystery!

Good characters and a great plot make this a terrific mystery. I will definitely read more books by this author.
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
3.5 Stars. I really enjoyed COVER SHOT, which was the first in the series I've read. The mystery was fantastic. It was especially fascinating for me because of the big issue the entire crime was centered around. I can remember talking to some friends in college about that particular issue and whether or not it would purposely be prevented due to business or be released because it's the humanitarian thing to do. It was surreal to see it brought to life in a book and to find out that it wasn't jus ...more
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
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Jennifer McLean
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery fans
Shelves: favorites
"Cover Shot" by LynDee Walker is being published on November 10, 2015.

I loathe being enthusiastic about something I don't like so I'm thrilled to say I LOVED THIS BOOK! Yep, all in capitals. You saw it, I'm totally enthralled with this series, how did I miss the first four? I'm certainly glad I found the fifth and read it greedily, hardly stoping to eat or sleep until the last page was devoured.

"Cover Shot" is the fifth book in this Agatha Nominated series about an intrepid crime reporter named
DelAnne Frazee
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Cover Shot - Headlines in High Heels Mystery 5
Author: LynDee Walker
Published: 11-10-15
Publisher: Henery Press
Pages: 312
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery
ISBN: 9781943390212
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley

Nichelle "Nicey" Clarke has been having a bit of a news slump and begins checking into who might be sending her cryptic messages. She calls her friend Detective Aaron White and tells him about the messa
Amy H
4.5 stars

I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review...

This book was a great cozy mystery. This story is about a reporter named Nichelle who loves shoes... like any High heel shoe that is name brand. When I started reading this book the only thing I could think of was this..
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She was just telling her P.D friends that is was a slow week. That was until a doctor ended up dead. The problem was that there was more to the story then just a normal murder. Nichelle was starting t
Cover Shot is the fifth book in the Headline in High Heels series by LynDee Walker and I cannot get enough of this series. With an intrepid investigative journalist as a female protagonist this series just keeps getting better. Nichelle Clarke might be Lois Lane wearing designer footwear that are too die for but she is not a cookie cutter character. This heroine is all smarts, charm and tenacity when it comes to getting her story. In Cover Shot, Nicey is baffled to the death of a mysterious man ...more
Once again, LynDee Walker takes her readers on a riveting investigation in Richmond. Her Nichelle Clarke should know better than to complain about slow news days; truly, it's just tempting fate. But the resulting storm of murder, intrigue, and danger all in the name of investigative journalism is to our benefit. I enjoyed every page of Cover Shot, the fifth in the Headlines in High Heels mystery series.

Cover Shot is a great read; asking the question of what a man would do for love and how far an
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It 's a mystery so funny and compelling that I read it in one setting. It's a fast-paced book full of suspense and twists with great characters.
The protagonist Nichelle is a crime reporter with the obsession for shoes with high heels. She's almost boring when she receives a strange message on her computer and the notice that is found murdered a prominent doctor. Strangely her information source's mouth is closed and that intrigues her even more.
Nichelle is a great character, is a journalist smar
Lorraine Kraft
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cover Shot is book 5 in Lyndee Walker's Headlines in Highheel Mysteries.

It's a slow news week for reporter Nichelle Clarke until she starts receiving cryptic messages on her computer and a murder moves things into high gear. Added to that, there is a hostage situation and another murder at the hospital. Nichelle's source at the police department, Aaron White, is being unusually tight lipped about releasing any information concerning the murders which makes Nichelle even more curious about what's
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LynDee Walker is the national bestselling author of two crime fiction series featuring strong heroines and “twisty, absorbing" mysteries. Her first Nichelle Clarke crime thriller, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, was nominated for the Agatha Award for best first novel, and in 2018, she introduced readers to Texas Ranger Faith McClellan in FEAR NO TRUTH. Reviews have praised her work as "well-crafted, compelli ...more

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