LynDee Walker books in order
LynDee Walker is an American award-winning journalist turned national bestselling author of mystery, thriller and crime fiction books.
She is best known for writing the Nichelle Clarke Mystery and Faith McClellan Series.
LynDee worked as a journalist prior to becoming an author. Her reporting experience was broad, ranging from mundane events like ribbon cuttings to uncovering instances of serious police corruption. During that time, she established close working relationships with various law enforcement agencies that earned her invaluable writing experience.
As a journalist, her work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines throughout the United States.
LynDee made her debut as a novelist in 2013 with Front Page Fatality, which was not only an Amazon Charts Bestseller, but was also nominated for the Agatha Award for best first novel.
Besides writing books, she also enjoys traveling, drinking coffee, spending quality time with her family, and interacting with her readers.
LynDee currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she writes whenever she isn't too busy with laundry or her children’s sports schedules.
Genres: Crime Suspense, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Thriller
- Fear No Truth (2018)
- Leave No Stone (2019)
- No Sin Unpunished (2021)
- Nowhere to Hide (2022)
- No Love Lost (2022)
- Tell No Lies (2023)
Nichelle Clarke Mystery
- Front Page Fatality (2013)
- Buried Leads (2013)
- Dateline Memphis: A Nichelle Clarke Mystery Novella (2019)
- Small Town Spin (2014)
- Devil in the Deadline (2015)
- Cover Shot (2015)
- Lethal Lifestyles (2018)
- Fatal Features: A Nichelle Clarke Mystery Novella (2019)
- Deadly Politics (2019)
- Hidden Victims (2020)
- Dangerous Intent (2022)
- Heartache Motel (2013)
Detailed book overview
As Texas Ranger Faith McClellan investigates a young woman’s murder, she must solve a puzzle of lies and overcome powerful enemies.
As the rebellious daughter of a Texas political dynasty that groomed her to be a trophy wife, freshly-minted Texas Ranger Faith McClellan is determined to carve her own path. She’s grinding away each day, hoping to land one of the coveted assignments on the cold case unit.
But when a young female track star is murdered in one of Texas’ most affluent communities, Faith uncovers a series of shocking connections.
Secrets that could destroy the carefully curated reputations of those in power.
And they will do anything to stop her…
A MISSING WOMAN.
A SADISTIC SERIAL KILLER.
AND A TEXAS RANGER RUNNING OUT OF TIME...
Shortly after a young mother mysteriously disappears, a serial killer begins leaving corpses and clues across the Texas Hill Country. Texas Ranger Faith McClellan and her mentor, veteran Ranger Archie Baxter, are assigned to the case.
This killer is more clever—and sadistic—than any they’ve ever encountered, and the list of seemingly unrelated female victims is growing by the day—an attorney, a pastor, a stay-at-home mom. The murders feature similar injuries, with a cryptic message carved into each corpse. But these gruesome calling cards provide more questions than answers, and with the best coroner in the state unable to identify the murder weapon, investigators are flying blind.
With the young mother still missing and a mounting body count, it’s up to Faith and Archie to solve the mystery. Before the killer strikes again…
When a serial killer leaves a string of victims with political ties, it sends Texas Ranger Faith McClellan into a desperate race to save lives—even the ones she’s not sure deserve saving.
While on special assignment to the bank fraud unit, Texas Ranger Faith McClellan accidentally stumbles upon a raging fire consuming the back of a nearby house. When partially-cremated remains are pulled from the ruins, she finds herself back on homicide—and on the trail of a ruthless killer.
As she races to identify the victims, the sadistic murderer strikes again—this time against state politicians with ties to Faith’s father, a former governor of Texas. Faith is forced to face shocking and long-buried family secrets as she questions her confidence in the justice system—and those she thinks she knows best.
Soon, Faith and her colleagues realize they’re hunting a killer with a personal vendetta, whose ferocious methods of murder are punishment for unimaginable sins of the past.
Everyone is a suspect. The pressure is on. Now Faith must piece together clues from the ashes...before her whole life goes up in flames.
A series of brutal pig slaughters brings Faith McClellan to a small town where a ruthless serial killer prepares to butcher their first human victim…
When Texas Ranger Faith McClellan is called to investigate a series of gruesome small-town murders, she doesn’t expect to find a slaughtered pig—but she agrees to take the case, suspecting the latest murder was targeted at Kelsey Marie, the teenage handler of the victim.
Kelsey Marie is smart, pretty, and successful, supporting her family’s lavish lifestyle with her highly lucrative YouTube channel. She’s also the target of massive online hate, with dozens of threatening messages sent to her channel each day.
Although the clues point to an online stalker, Faith suspects a killer much closer to home, and the list of possibilities is endless: from jealous rivals at a local FFA chapter to Kelsey Marie’s suspiciously missing mom and half brother.
When the killer carves up their first human victim, Faith knows she’s running out of time—but with little evidence, too many suspects, and a serial killer who outsmarts her at every turn, the odds are stacked up against her.
And when the killer uploads the filmed murders to Kelsey Marie’s YouTube channel, Faith will risk everything to save the teenager’s reputation…and her life.
A trail of dead bodies throws Texas Ranger Faith McClellan into a race to catch a serial killer obsessed with stealing organs…
The Rangers are running an active shooter simulation in an empty mall when they find a young woman’s body, wrapped in plastic in a mechanical closet. When the medical examiner discovers that this woman is missing several organs, it is Faith’s first clue that this is not your average murder.
Soon, Faith discovers a trail of bodies matching the killer’s M.O., all stored in remote indoor locations, all with organs removed, each one closer to the last. With the missing organs affecting the decomposition timeline, it’s almost impossible to pinpoint the time of each murder, and the investigation takes on a life of its own.
Faith will risk everything to put a stop to the murders—but the killer is smarter than she thinks, and they won’t hesitate to cut down anyone who interferes with their lethal plan…
Half a dozen bodies. A missing agent. A sinister crime ring that’s determined to bring her down...
When Texas Ranger Faith McClellan is called to the Southern border to help recover suspicious human remains, she has no idea she’s about to wade into the deadliest case of her career. Six of these mysterious bodies have appeared in the area over the past year...and Faith wants answers.
Then a local officer disappears while on the job, and Faith is quickly plunged into a dangerous investigation with roots that run deeper than she ever could have imagined. With a key witness dead in border patrol custody, she finds herself without backup and unsure whether she can trust local law enforcement.
As she begins to dig deeper, she uncovers a shocking truth that will pit her against the most dangerous criminals she’s ever faced...
Nichelle Clarke Mystery
Nichelle Clarke is known as the best crime reporter in the city. But to the killer she’s hunting, she’s just a loose end.
When two rookie cops are killed in a fiery crash near Richmond, Virginia, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke is sent in to investigate.
But as Nichelle digs deeper into the case, she discovers this was no ordinary accident.
People and evidence soon begin to disappear. Someone is one step ahead of her. A master criminal with a deadly secret, covering their tracks with ruthless efficiency.
The killer will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden. But as she draws closer to unraveling the mystery of two dead cops, Nichelle realizes that she's become the next target.
A young female reporter uncovers a dark web of political corruption. A discovery so big the conspirators will do anything to keep it a secret.
When an Armani-clad body turns up in a shallow forest grave, Nichelle Clarke is the first reporter on the scene. She soon discovers the victim is a tobacco lobbyist with powerful connections.
Local politicians are pushing for a quick arrest.
Nichelle thinks they seem nervous. Even more so after a second victim is found dead.
Nichelle's search for the killer soon uncovers a jaw-dropping trail of malfeasance and debauchery that stretches all the way to Washington, D.C. It's the kind of story that can make a crime reporter's career.
But the power players at the center of this conspiracy have everything to lose, and as Nichelle's quest for the truth nears its end, she lands squarely in the crosshairs of the killer. Can her wits alone can get her out alive, or will these secrets stay buried for good?
Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke heads home for the holidays...and learns that crime doesn’t take a day off.
Nichelle detours to Graceland in search of an Elvis Presley souvenir for her mother.
But when a valuable piece of memorabilia goes missing, the historic mansion descends into chaos.
With security swooping in and Graceland on lockdown, Nichelle finds herself shut in with staff, security guards, and Elvis superfans, all in the midst of an unfolding crime. Never one to miss an exclusive scoop, Nichelle whips out her notebook and starts reporting.
Locked behind the famous Graceland gates, Nichelle must work through a long list of suspects with no time to lose. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger she finds herself in.
The house of the King offers many clues, but will Nichelle be able to connect the dots in time to save a piece of history…and herself?
Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke ventures out to a tiny Chesapeake Bay island community, helping a friend search for answers in the wake of unthinkable tragedy. But in small towns like this, some rocks are never meant to be overturned...
T.J. had the world in the palm of his hand. He was handsome. Popular in school. Smart. A stellar athlete. The son of superstar pro quarterback Tony Okerson, he seemed destined to follow in his father's footsteps to a career of gridiron glory.
That bright, shining dream ends when T.J.'s lifeless body is found on a rocky shoreline near his family's Chesapeake Bay home.
Due to his father's past fame, the tragedy ignites a media frenzy in the normally serene island community. Through a mutual friend, the grieving parents turn to reporter Nichelle Clarke for help. Nichelle agrees to write the story herself and attempt to quell the national media circus.
But as Nichelle begins to explore the facts surrounding the death, she discovers some shocking details. Something doesn't fit. And while the local sheriff wants to stamp the case a drug overdose and move on, Nichelle becomes convinced that foul play may have been involved.
To the townsfolk, Nichelle is an outsider, putting her nose where it doesn't belong. But in her experience, that's exactly where the most damning secrets are kept. And the further she follows the evidence trail, the more Nichelle realizes that this sleepy coastal village is anything but innocent...
A human sacrifice unlocks a chilling mystery, and leads Nichelle Clarke into a world of unimaginable danger.
When Richmond Police find a young woman's bloody remains spread across a candle-lit altar in an abandoned power plant on the banks of the James River, they give crime reporter Nichelle Clarke an all-access pass in exchange for her help.
But the information Nichelle gets from the victim's friends only draws her deeper into the mystery. Where did Jasmine come from? How did she end up on the streets of Shockoe Bottom? And why doesn't she have any dental records?
The answer trail stops at the front doors of a sprawling compound in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, where Nichelle finds a secretive cult leader and his devoted following. It is a world where lies become truth, and money is the true idol. Money some people would do anything to keep collecting...
Even if it means murdering a nosy reporter.
Cryptic online messages and a murder in a swanky condo complex don't strike crime reporter Nichelle Clarke as related—until a gunman sends a hospital into chaos.
When a body is discovered in a high-rise in Richmond, Virginia, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke races to the scene. The victim is a brilliant doctor with an unusual past. But before Nichelle can decide what to make of the murder, the local police radio is filled with a dreaded distress call.
There is an active shooter at a nearby hospital.
The gunman has taken hostages on a patient floor, and gives the police a single demand:
He wants to speak with Nichelle.
The groom is the prime suspect in a murder at his own rehearsal dinner. Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke doesn't believe he's the killer—but now it's up to her to find out who is.
When Nichelle Clarke is invited to be the maid of honor in her friends' Virginia Vineyard wedding, she looks forward to the celebration. The storybook ceremony has been planned to the tiniest detail, and the rehearsal dinner is going off without a hitch.
Until a dead body is found in a barrel of award-winning Riesling.
But when the dust settles, the corpse is no longer Nichelle's biggest worry. There is a growing list of evidence pointing to her friend the groom as the killer. Nichelle doesn't buy it, but finds herself the lone skeptic.
Wading through skeletons of past love and loss, Nichelle sets out to prove the groom's innocence. But the journey forces her to face hard truths about how well she really knows her closest friends.
Can Nichelle track down the truth in time to save her friend from life in prison--or worse? Assuming he is innocent, who is the real killer? And more importantly, will they strike again?
Crime. Conspiracy. Murder.
Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke prefers chasing headlines to relaxing.
Even injured and on doctor-ordered bed rest.
When her editor offers her a feature assignment thinking that will silence her requests to return to work early, Nichelle jumps at it. Her editor sends reinforcements to keep Nichelle from overdoing it, venturing to an abandoned renaissance fairground to interview a ghost-hunting reality TV show’s producers and staff.
But a fresh dead body and a nearby tragedy leave Nichelle and her friends on their own to figure out who they can trust on the set—and who might be a killer.
Can Nichelle uncover the truth before someone she loves becomes the next victim?
When a call girl is found dead in a popular governor’s office, investigative reporter Nichelle Clarke must risk everything to uncover the dangerous truth behind the murder.
"I did not see the end coming..."
Reporter Nichelle Clarke’s dream of covering a presidential speech is dashed when she finds herself intertwined in a high-profile murder investigation. While Nichelle is no stranger to facing dangerous situations in pursuit of the truth, the stakes in this story are higher than ever before.
Unsure of who she can trust, Nichelle must unravel a web of secrets behind an elaborate murder plot and dodge legal traps set by corrupt politicians. For if Nichelle can’t uncover the conspiracy in time, an unthinkable disaster will strike the nation.
A letter from a dead man catapults Nichelle Clarke into the biggest story of her career...if she can stay alive long enough to report it.
Nichelle Clarke needs a big break.
With a new job and a new boss, she’s under pressure to find a story that will send papers flying off the racks—and money flying in the door.
When she learns that the widow of a beloved athlete is entangled in the opioid crisis, Nichelle sets out to track her down. But the story takes a turn when her interview prospect becomes a suspect—for murder.
Detectives have found a dead body, along with a letter addressed to Nichelle. Determined to uncover the truth, she jumps into the race to find the killer—even as it turns into a police manhunt for the now-missing widow.
But this story leads Nichelle deep into a mystery where nothing is what it seems, and the truth behind a brutal murder is just the beginning.
Missing teenagers and execution-style murders vie for crime reporter Nichelle Clarke’s attention as she chases the stories into a web of intrigue and danger, determined to discover the truth at any cost.
Nichelle Clarke owes her boss a big headline. She gets her lucky break when a member of a notorious hate group is found with a bullet in his head, his body dumped in the woods. But then a boy from a local LGBTQ support group goes missing, and Nichelle can’t turn away from an old friend’s plea for help finding him.
Police across the state are reluctant to expend dwindling resources on runaways and murdered bigots, leaving Nichelle to take the investigations into her own hands. The number of missing teenagers climbs. Meanwhile, more dead bodies point to a ruthless serial killer with prejudice in his sights. As clues and dead ends pile up in nearly equal numbers and other reporters pick up the trail, the situation quickly spirals out of Nichelle’s control.
The killer is a master at covering their tracks, and they won’t stop until they’ve passed deadly judgment on every last bigot in the state.
Nichelle will fight her way through communities swallowed by fear to save lives…unless she loses her own in the process.
NB: Co-authored with Laura Muse.
THREE TIMES THE FUN AND MYSTERY...
Elvis has left the building, but he's forever memorialized at the Heartache Motel. Filled with drag queens, Rock-a-Hula cocktails, and a vibrating velveteen bed, these three novellas tell the tales of three amateur sleuths who spend their holidays at the King's beloved home.
DINERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS by Terri L. Austin
QUICK SKETCH by Larissa Reinhart
DATELINE MEMPHIS by LynDee Walker