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Death on a Deadline (Sleuthing Sisters Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Christine Lynxwiler , Sandy Gaskin , Jan Reynolds
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Arkansas sisters Jenna Stafford and Carly Reece share a dry wit, an unshakable faith, and a regrettable tendency to happen across murder. . .When Carly’s paperboy son is accused of killing the newspaper editor, Jenna and Carly go undercover to get the scoop and clear the teen’s name. But stop the presses! Will the next headline feature them exposing the real killer? Or will the sleuthing sisters end up in the obit column?

Sisters Christine Pearle Lynxwiler, Jan Pearle Reynolds, and Sandy Pearle Gaskin are usually on the same page. And it’s most often a page from their favorite mystery. So when the idea for a Christian cozy mystery series came up during Sunday dinner at Mama’s, they determined to take their dream further than just table talk. Thus the Sleuthing Sisters mystery series was born.

Christine sold her first story in 2001 to Barbour Publishing and since then has written many award-winning novellas and novels, including CBA bestseller Forever Christmas and the highly acclaimed McCord Sister series. Christine and her husband, Kevin, live with their children in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Sandy, retired teacher, works with her husband, Bart, managing their manufacturing business. The Sleuthing Sister series is her first published work, but the only thing she enjoys more than reading a good mystery is plotting and writing one, so there are certainly more to come. Jan, office manager, and her husband, Steve, love to spend time with their two adult children and their granddogs on the lake or just relaxing at home. Death on a Deadline, Drop Dead Diva, and Down Home and Deadly are her first published works, as well. Like Sandy, she loves not only to read, but also to plot and write, and already has several other book ideas in mind.

Photography by Megan Reynolds of Meg's Photos.

"I will tell you if you pick up the book you won’t want to put it down until you finish it. Death On A Deadline, authored by Christine Lynxwiler, Jan Reynolds, & Sandy Gaskin is warm, witty, and at times funny as a cozy mystery should be. And with a Heartsong title you’re sure to find romance. Death On A Deadline has a splendid one. The mystery is well written in a wonderful voice keeping you turning the pages. You’ll find the characters are warm and genuine, just as you would imagine the residents of Lake View would be and the relationship between the sisters as enjoyable as the mystery" ~ Suspense Zone reviewer, Susan Sleeman

"Death on a Deadline is a Sleuthing Sisters Mystery written by sisters, Christine Lynxwiler, Jan Reynolds and Sandy Gaskin. The first mystery in this series, Death on a Deadline stars sisters Jenna Stafford and Carly Reece. Carly’s son Zac stands accused of killing his boss, a newspaper editor.

Death on a Deadline is a fun, cozy mystery that keeps you in suspense until the very end. A great pace and quirky fun dialogue makes this cozy very enjoyable. Jenna and Carly make an enjoyable sister/sleuth combination who work well together and who seem to enjoy being sisters. Death on a Deadline is a funny book, with a humorous heroine who sticks her nose into everyone’s business and who doesn’t mind going around collecting “evidence” which she then presents to a very reluctant police chief. There is a little romance in this book, with Jenna and Alex renewing their friendship; just enough to tease the reader and make them want to continue reading the series to see what becomes of their possible romance.

Death on a Deadline is a strong first book in the Sleuthing Sisters Mysteries. The other two books in the series are: Drop Dead Diva and Down Home and Deadly. Death on a Deadline is a pleasant, entertaining, easy read, and should appeal to people who love cozy mysteries entwined with a bit of romance." ~ Helium reviewer, Wendy R.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 3903 KB
    • Print Length: 301 pages
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B007TGGM9Q
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    • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #204,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars What a lot of twittering 4 July 2014
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    I'm sorry but When I got half way through and no change in pace or interest... is it ment to be funny perhaps; it is not my kind of amateur detective at all. all the snipping and smart talk.... no didn't want to finish it.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Nosing around 31 Jan. 2015
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    A young woman is told that the local newspaper editor has been murdered, and that her nephew is being questioned as to his whereabouts, and is a suspect. Adding to her trials is an absentee boss, and the return of a former boyfriend, for whom she still holds a candle.
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    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this story - couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what happens - then was disappointed because it was finished. Will definitely read more of the "Sleuthing Sisters"
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Sisters in jeopardy! 3 Nov. 2014
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    This was good furn, lightwieght but perfect for a lazy afternoon.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read 12 April 2012
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    This is a delightful cozy mystery! I prefer to read clean, Christian fiction and if you do too, then this book is for you! There's no bad language, no 'erotic' scenes (not even close!) and not even any 'adult themes.' You are guaranteed laughter from this charming book! Be sure to follow the 3 sisters through each book in the series, you'll enjoy them all!
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Death on a Deadline worth the time!! 14 April 2012
    By Pat - Published on
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    I first read the entire series (published to date) when they first came out. The books are well written and keep you into the story so much so that you can't put the book down till finished! The story lines are well thought out and have lots of twists and turns that keep you interested. Plus (to me this is a big one) the characters seem real and could be your neighbors. Others have given a synopsis of the stories and I just encourage you to give them a try.
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Cozy Mystery!! 10 May 2012
    By Tracey V. Bateman - Published on
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    I can't help it, I love a cozy mystery. Add to it humor, romance and God and I'm hooked. Death on a Deadline kicks off the Sleuthing Sisters series with a BANG. When a death in the community points to a family member as the killer, these ladies spring into action to find the real culprit. With wit and an easy writing style, the authors have written a can't-put-it-down book. I loved it!
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Death on a Deadline (Sleuthing Sisters) 4 July 2012
    By Mrs. Diana Aites - Published on
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    Just finished a totally awesome book, "Death on a Deadline (Sleuthing Sisters Mysteries)". How refreshing to read a murder mystery without profanity and everyone jumping into bed with each other. I enjoyed every minute!!!
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Lighthearted fun 18 Feb. 2013
    By A. Jennerjahn - Published on
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    It may sound funny to call a murder mystery wholesome, but this one is. The heroine is a well meaning snoop, out to clear her nephew. The family interactions are well scripted and add to the comfortable ease of the story.
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