Death on a Deadline (Sleuthing Sisters Mysteries Book 1)

| October 19, 2014


Death on a Deadline (Sleuthing Sisters Mysteries Book 1)

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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