Book Of The Day – Crime Beat

by Greg on July 11, 2011

Here’s a highly rated bargain Kindle book and it’s also today’s Book Of The Day. Crime Beat by Scott Nicholson has a very impressive 4.7 star rating and is currently on sale for only 99 cents! Make sure to pick this one up while it’s still less than a dollar.

Crime Beat is the third Scott Nicholson book I’ve read. Each was so different in both style and voice, but all were terrific reads. Nicholson is one gifted storyteller. Highly recommended. – Vicki – Amazon Reviewer

Crime Beat
by Scott Nicholson
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Category: Mystery/Suspense
Price: $0.99 (regular price $0.99)


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When John Moretz takes a job as a reporter in the Appalachian town of Sycamore Shade, a crime wave erupts that boosts circulation and leaves people uneasy. Then a murder victim is discovered, and Moretz is first on the scene.

As more bodies turn up, Moretz comes under police suspicion, but the newspaper’s sales are booming due to his coverage of sensational crime. His editor is torn between calling off his newshound and cashing in on the attention, plus the editor is romancing the big-city reporter assigned to cover the suspected serial killer.

And Moretz seems to be one step ahead of the other reporters, the police, and even the killer himself.

Also contains the bonus story “Do You Know Me Yet?” from HEAD CASES.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Crime Beat was a great read! I loved it!

Moretz was just the right amount of mysterious to peak my interest! I also loved the character of the slightly washed up editor and his take on the newspaper business. Nicholson is always so descriptive and his writing sucks you in. I finished this in one night as I just couldn’t put it down.

I have read several books by Scott Nicholson and his writing never gets old. It amazes me that Scott is always able to surprise me with his endings!


Scott Nicholson does it again! With this wonderful story he will make you forget everything around you. The small town murder mystery is so skillfully written that it just breezes by and before you know it, Nicholson hits you over the head with the ending. But that’s a really good thing, because this story is fun and easy to read, a breeze of fresh air in a genre that is oftentimes stale.

Highly recommended!


This is a great little book that just keeps you guessing. Never know what’s going to happen next, and the twists and turns are superb. Highly recommended book.

Get Crime Beat here: Crime Beat

About The Author

Author Scott Nicholson has written 12 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He’s also a freelance editor and journalist. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he tends an organic garden, successfully eludes stalkers, and generally lives the dream. He’s online at

Nicholson has written hundreds of songs and poems and was a musician in a former life. a newspaper reporter, he’s won three North Carolina Press Association awards. He’s had the usual collection of odd jobs: dishwasher, carpenter, painter, paranormal investigator, baseball card dealer, and radio announcer. Now he haphazardly trades words for magic beans and uses “haphazardly” as often as possible while decrying the overuse of adverbs.

Entering the digital era with a vengeance, Nicholson is releasing original titles and collections while conspiring to release interactive books in the near future, building audio files, video, and collaborative fiction projects. He operates Haunted Computer Books and Indie Books Blog to bring a variety of voices to readers.

Nicholson won the grand prize in the international Writers of the Future contest in 1999. That same year, he was first runner-up for the Darrell Award. He studied Creative Writing at Appalachian State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been an officer of Mystery Writers of America and Horror Writers Association and is a member of International Thriller Writers and inaugural member of the Killer Thriller Band.

Unfortunately, they never taught him to write: he had 105 rejections before his first story sale and over 400 before he sold a novel. He hasn’t learned much from his mistakes but thinks he’ll probably improve with practice. If nothing else, he’s become a better liar.

His website features author interviews, articles, and fiction excerpts. Bad relationship advice. Humor. Gardening tips. Subliminal tricks to sell his books. That sort of thing.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Scott Nicholson and ENT appreciate it.

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