Exciting journalistic investigative mystery by Harriet Klausner
In Cocoa, Florida, reporter Allie Grainger works for the Brevard Sun. One of the biggest
stories to hit the county is the suicide of the wife of Sheriff Cord Arbutten. Allie works the
story interviewing Cord whose adult son Rand, without offering any proof, believes his
father murdered his wife and made it look like she killed herself. Although the gun used
proves to be Cord's and they were in the middle of a hostile divorce, Allie knows her
friend Sheryl and her late Aunt Lou adore the sheriff. In fact Lou loved Cord, who
though he felt the same way refused to act on their feelings as he believed she
At the funeral Rand agrees to an interview. Though he tries to hide his disdain for his
dad, Rand makes it clear he despises his father. Sheryl encourages Allie to investigate
because she is positive her boss is innocent. As the journalist looks into the death,
someone shoots at her and tries to run her over. Allie knows she needs to find the killer
before she becomes the next victim.
Talented Lynda Fitzgerald provides an exciting journalistic investigative mystery that has
an Ann Rule true crime feel to the inquiry done by the likable heroine. In her latest
appearance (see Live Ringer), intrepid Allie risks her life to get the story. Rand, who
does not want to hear what the reporter has to say when she pokes holes in his theory,
nevertheless keeps a vigilant eye on her to try to keep her safe. Live Ammo is an
exciting thriller that deserves to be on the bestsellers lists. – 5.0 out of 5 stars
Intense, gripping page-turner by Quintrado
Ms. Fitzgerald has written another gripping page-turner of a mystery, a follow-up novel
to her excellent LIVE Ringer. With a cast of characters so believably realistic they almost
leap off the page, and a plot and story line that kept this reader up well into the witching
hour, she has created a world I'd love to travel to -- and at least one character, Allie's
best friend Sheryl the cop -- that I'd dearly love to meet. The author has an enviable
talent of drawing her reader into her mysteries as if it was happening to them, and NOW,
and not letting go until the tension-filled conclusion. I heartily look forward to more
installments in her fine LIVE series! – 5.0 out of 5 stars
A Worthy Follow-up by Polly Iyer
Lynda Fitzgerald's second book in the LIVE series picks up where the first book leaves
off. Did the sheriff's wife commit suicide, or did the sheriff commit murder? Because Allie
Grainger's beloved aunt, who speaks to her from the grave, loved the sheriff, Allie is
inadvertently drawn into the investigation. I never tell the plot in a review, but this is a
great did-he-or-didn't-he mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. Ms.
Fitzgerald fills her book with unforgettable characters, most notably, her best friend,
Sheryl. The story is a page-turner, the writing is first-rate, and you'll love the characters
enough to read the first book in the series if you haven't, and if you have, you'll be
eagerly awaiting the third in the series. Highly recommended. – 5.0 out of 5 stars
Fitzgerald Never Disappoints by Fran Stewart "franstewart.com"
Lynda Fitzgerald never disappoints us. LIVE Ammo, the second book in her LIVE series,
brings us back to the town of Cape Canavaral and back into the lives of investigative
reporter Allie Granger and her brash best friend, Deputy Sheriff Sheryl, who has a
tendency to burst into Allie's house unannounced, often with her pistol drawn.
This story - and Fitzgerald is a master at telling a good story - revolves around the
apparent suicide of the Sheriff's wife. The Sheriff's son is calling it murder, and accusing
Allie doesn't know who to believe, but her dead aunt loved and admired the Sheriff.
Even from beyond the grave, Aunt Lou whispers that the Sheriff is a good man. But, can
Allie trust the whispers of a dead woman?
The eastern coast of Florida comes alive in Fitzgerald's writing, and so do the people
who live there. This is a story that can't be beat. – 5.0 out of 5 stars
Super Murder Mystery – Fitzgerald has a new fan by Kim Megahee
I was a little irritated. Not by the book - but by the fact that I didn't have much time and
had to read a chapter or two when I had a few spare moments. Almost every chapter left
me hanging and wanting to turn to the next chapter and my schedule prevented it for the
most part. But when I got near the end, I couldn't put it down.
I'm unhappy - I want more - the book ended too soon. Great characterizations and fast
action. She's developed a rich set of characters that I look forward to reading more
This is the first one of her books I have read. Now I'm going to have to lay my hands on
copies of the rest of her work. I hope some of the same characters show up again.
– 5.0 out of 5 stars