Crime Beat Girl
A series of deadly shootings. An outbreak of stolen cars. When journalist Debbie Bradley returns home to St. Louis, the summer crime wave has started. And she’s in the center: A witness, a reporter, a target.
Debbie’s reasons for leaving behind her promis ...more
If you enjoy reading crime fiction, you'll appreciate Crime Beat Girl by award-winning author Geri Dreiling. Crime Beat Girl is an exceptionally well written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The threads of storytelling are expertly woven in this suspenseful crime thriller that will guarantee the attention of the reader.
The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘A girl is dead. A boy is locked up. Can Debbie Bradle ...more
Debbie is a reporter who has come home to look after her mother after a break up with her fiance. In her home town, she suddenly becomes a witness to a murder.
The story after that was thoroughly exciting and thrilling. As a detective, Debbie makes excellent deductions which was all the more fun to read.
Loved the mystery.
The story is narrated in the third person and it tells the story of Debbie Bradley a journalist that after a break up with her fiancé, leaves her career behind, and because her mother is diagnosed with cancer, she returns to St. Louis where her mother lives to have a fresh start. But ever ...more
The cover of the book is very attractive and just by reading the title readers know that this will be a gripping crime story. The protagonist is called Debbie Bradley, a woman who left a promising career in Washington DC due to several reasons, most importantly, her mother was diagnosed with cancer and her engagement was cooling. She found a way o ...more
Crime Beat Girl offers a state of the art mystery story that keeps you guessing what will happen next. I felt an adrenaline rush chapter by chapter. And oh, I absolutely loved the heroine Debbie Bradley. She is strong, r ...more
With her engagement and life in D.C. stuck in neutral, journalist Debbie Bradley returns to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, to be there for her mother, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Her mother, Beth Hughes, is a renowned personal injury attorney and is not pleased that her daughter has dropped a promising career in the nation’s capital (and a fiancé), to come home and play nursemaid when she feels she doesn’t need one. But Debbie’s de...more
“Crime Beat Girl” kicks off as reporter, Debbie, returns to her hometown of St. Louis to care for her mother recently diagnosed with breast cancer. After dropping her fiancé and journalistic life in D.C. she doesn’t quite know what to expect of her new career in St. Lo ...more
“Crime Beat Girl” kicks off as reporter, Debbie, returns to her hometown of St. Louis to care for her mother recently diagnosed with breast cancer. After dropping her fiancé and journalistic life in D.C. she doesn’t quite know what to expect of her new career in St. ...more
Crime Beat Girl by Geri Dreiling is a delightful read in the contemporary cozy genre. Reporter Debbie Bradley goes back to her home in St. Louis to be near her mother, who is dealing with breast cancer. Stolen cars, stolen guns, and stolen hearts are deftly woven throughout the plot as the police struggle to deal with an increase in gun violence and car thefts. I have read a lot of mysteries, especially the cozies, but this ending was a to ...more
📕 "Crime Beat Girl" is the story of Debbie Bradley, a journalist. She returned home to St. Louis, after finding about the cancer of her mother, leaving behind a promising career in Washington DC, and a chaotic marriage. Lesser was she prepared for what was going to happen in St. Louis. She saw a girl getting killed, and reported about it as a part of her job, though being the witness of the whol ...more
As a result, I am eagerly waiting for the upcoming novel by Dreiling. I'm must say What a treat! Even knowing the conclusion, this is a masterpiece of plotting. It’s a constant game between author and reader, with the author almost always coming out on top.
Everything has meaning. Every small detail, every chance remark, every random element. The only clues that are not clue ...more
Debbie Bradley, the protagonist, plays the role of Journalist. After her life turns topsy-turvy in terms of love and family issues, she decides to move back to St. Louis with her mother, who is a cancer patient. Looking for a fresh turn of events in her life, Debbie starts to collect her scattered life pieces. But just then, she becom ...more
There is a lot to grasp from this book. From the life of Debbie with her amazing background to the fast-paced adventure and the unique way of writing employed by the author in this story. The story revolves around Debbie, a young woman with a lot of determination but then a bit naïve. Seeing all the events around her formed the basis of her strong determination to further her research as an investigative journalist.
There are also several characters introduced ...more
Debbie Bradley is a young and successful journalist, based in Washington D.C. When her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, she returns to her home town, St Louis, and takes a job with a local newspaper, inheriting the journalistic title of Crime Beat Girl. An incident involving a young boy who tragically crashes a car and that she is witness too, takes some unusual twists that point to corruption at the highest ...more
When Debbie started writing about the murder she witnessed and when her work started to attract a lot of eyeballs, her work gathered some Enemies too. Debbie Bradley is working for River City magazine as a reporter and while working she was on her way to work she witnessed a crime!
Every chapter of this book felt as if I was dropped down in the middle of a mystery scene, I could hear, feel and even see everything that was happening around and that's because every scene was drawn p ...more
After I read the first page, I felt immersed in this crime story and I could not put it down. “Crime Beat Girl” is a captivating story written by Geri Dreilling. I dare say that I loved her writing style.
The plot is focused on a young journalist, Debbie Bradley. Even though she has the opportunity of working in the firm together with her mother, she yearns to help people differently. As she is in love with her profession, she travels to St.Louis for work. Unfor ...more
This book is addictive to read. The main character Debbie is very like-able and has a go-getter personality. Her attitude about finding out the truth and her investigative energy made me so interested in what was happening next as if I was Debbie herself. She has a charisma to her that you would think she is a real person, which is really difficult to write so it’s a testament to the author. Debbie moves to a smaller big city as they call it in the book and finds herself in a difficu ...more
Crime Beat Girl by Geri Dreiling is an engaging, fast paced and adventurous read about a young journalist's return to her home city.
Debbie Bradley is a self-made, strong and very capable young woman who has had the benefits of a wonderful nurturing family whose parents were both litigators and defenders of those who were victims of discrimination or abused by big corporations. Currently living in Washington, DC, life is good. She is following a career path of ...more
The reader soon dives deep into an array of judiciaries, politics, protocols, and data. Debbie certainly has a nose for sniffing out a good ...more
The novel centers on Debbie Bradley, a young reporter who has just returned to her hometown, upon learning that her mother is ill. She spent several years living in Washington DC but she feels that her life is not what she expected and wants a new beginning. Debbie accepts a job in the local newsp ...more
The plot has been crafted in a way that it is impossible not to get hooked by the different sequences of events that unfold in a natural, but sometimes unexpected way. Who is bad and who is not was what kept me entertained until the last minute.
Author Dreiling has proven her writing style is on point since she has been able to develop 22 chapters of pure action ...more
“Crime Beat Girl”, written by Geri Dreiling, is a fascinating novel that develops in a wonderful way the work done by journalists and crime investigators.
Its protagonist, journalist Debbie Bradley, leaves the big city and moves to her old hometown in St Louis to deal with a family problem. She is convinced that this is an opportunity to set aside stress and the hustle and bustle of city life. However, when a terrible murder takes place, she will have to investigate and find t ...more
Crime beat girl is an action-packed thriller. It starts with showing the advantages of having a social or professional network, which demonstrates the amount of corruption that can blind people with power. Sadly, this fictional story shows some truth in how non-privileged people with stereotypes are framed or lured into attempting crimes, which acts as a cover for the true perpetrators: the rich and powerful. Those who are privileged and well-connected are easily able to escap ...more
I really liked the relationship that Debbie has with her mother, they are true friends and they are always suppo ...more