Delivering Death

Riley Spartz

In this series, the main character is Riley Spartz, who is a news reporter in Minneapolis. This will definitely grab your attention. Some unknown person has sent her an envelope containing a set of human teeth.

Continuing in the newspaper line, a white collar criminal, Jack Clemens, is about to be incarcerated in a federal correctional institution for playing fast and loose with other peoples money. Poor Jack is not having a great time in prison because he was taken out of the country club prison and put into something like Alcatraz. Jack asks a gang leader for protection and money starts coming into the protector but eventually Jack is killed by an inmate. But, we haven’t seen the last of Jack.

This is a great story. The plot lines are perfect and the reader will not be able to put the book down. A lot of the action takes place in the newsroom and covers the work that reporters do and how they run down and sometimes really aggravate the public to get their stories out. There are many surprises and really interesting characters to keep up with. This book is a definite keeper that will keep readers looking forward to the next adventure of Riley Spartz.


Book Blurb for Delivering Death

From the author of Stalking Susan comes the latest installment in the “compulsively readable” (WCCO-TV) bestselling Riley Spartz thriller series, featuring a smart, sassy, and always entertaining TV reporter as she matches wits with a media-savvy killer.

The most appealing mystery heroine since Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, TV reporter Riley Spartz is a star investigative journalist for Channel 3—and no stranger to the seedier side of her hometown. But when she receives a package of smelly human teeth in the mail at work, she’s quickly embroiled in a homicide investigation that spirals into one of the odder cases the Minneapolis police force has ever seen. Though the cops try to keep certain grisly details quiet, this murder has a strange twist—it seems that the killer wants the crime publicized.

Is it a revenge killing, or something more? Riley’s investigation takes her inside a lucrative identity theft ring that links low-life crooks like now-dead Leon Akume to white-collar opportunists like once-wealthy Jack Clemens. Despite a prime motive for murder, Jack also has the ultimate alibi: he's behind bars. While Riley pushes to keep the homicide in the news, her boss is convinced that coverage of the Mall of America’s unique version of a royal wedding is key to the station winning ratings. As the stakes continue to rise for her job and her life, Riley must outwit the killer in a trap that could leave yet another person dead...

An irresistible suspense novel that will keep readers turning pages until the stunning conclusion, Delivering Death brings the humor, intrigue, and twists and turns Julie Kramer’s fans have been waiting for.


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2013 4.50