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Product Details

  • Series: Riley Spartz
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books; First Edition edition (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451664664
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451664669
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

Who but investigative TV reporter Riley Spartz would receive an anonymously sent package containing 27 human teeth? When the teeth turn out to be those of a dead ex-con who turned government informant in a complex and lucrative identity-fraud scheme, Riley senses a potential ratings coup for her Minneapolis station. A link to wealthy Jack Clemens, newly imprisoned for white-collar crime, makes the story even bigger. Meanwhile, Riley, pining for her ex-fiancé, Nick Garnett, is relieved not to be working on Channel 3’s exclusive coverage of a mass wedding at the Mall of America that will be filmed for a movie. Instead, while covering an auction of Clemens’ personal items, she ends up the owner of a literally fishy painting in an interrupted bidding war. While the previous entry in this series (Shunning Sarah, 2012) seemed to lack spark, Kramer is back in stride here: Riley, intrepid as ever, shows her humanity as the various plot threads are woven together with a highly satisfying epilogue. This sixth Riley Spartz outing features the fast-paced action laced with humor that originally marked this as a winning series. --Michele Leber

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“Remember Witness—that truly thrilling movie with Harrison Ford in his heyday? Shunning Sarah is an even better suspense story filled with horse-driven buggies and folks in black hats.”—James Patterson

“Julie Kramer superbly blends two very different worlds—that of television news and the mysterious world of the Amish. Shunning Sarah is a compelling novel chock full of all the elements readers of crime fiction crave. Riley Spartz is a very human heroine—and a force to be reckoned with. You will remember her and this story long after you finish the book—and anxiously await the next installment.”—Linda Castillo

“A stunning entry in this dynamic series with a fascinating glimpse into two worlds unknown to most of us: the Amish and the behind-the-scenes truth about local TV news. Talk about a culture clash!”—Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author

“Addictive . . . A captivating heroine you'll root for and a shocking ending you won't see coming, Shunning Sarah delivers with a satisfying punch.”—Alex Kava, New York Times bestselling author

“Kramer, a former journalist and TV news producer, has outdone herself. Her fourth Riley Spartz thriller (after Silencing Sam) has the perfect mix of suspense, excitement, romance, and surprises to keep the discriminating crime fiction reader captivated.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Kramer’s latest Riley Sparks mystery—set in Amish country—keeps you guessing.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The descriptions of newsroom politics and life in an insular community, as well as Riley’s never-say-die pursuit of the next big story, are spot-on and fun to follow.”—Romantic Times

“Kramer . . . does a nice job of explaining the turmoil at TV stations and other media these days.” —St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Funny . . . suspenseful . . . an enjoyable breeze to read.” (AnnArbor.com)

“‘Amish fiction’ usually means light, innocent romance. Julie Kramer’s take on it is dark, guilt-ridden—lethal even.” (Sunday News)

“Kramer’s usual mix of suspense, humor and meticulous research in Shunning Sarah again show her series is so entertaining.” (Mystery Scene Magazine)

“Fast-paced, fun and full of surprises.” (Nancy Bush NY Times Bestselling author)

"Highly satisfying." (Booklist)

More About the Author

Julie Kramer is a freelance network television producer. Prior to that she was a national award-winning investigative producer for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.

Julie grew up along the Minnesota-Iowa state line, fourth generation of a family who raised cattle and farmed corn for 130 years. Her favorite childhood days were spent waiting for the bookmobile to bring her another Phyllis A. Whitney novel.She now writes thrillers set in the desperate world of television news.

Her upcoming novel, SHUNNING SARAH, centers on homicide amid a clash of cultures: flashy TV news and the reclusive Amish.

Her debut STALKING SUSAN, won the Minnesota Book Award and the RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Mystery. It was also a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark, Anthony, Barry, and Shamus Awards.

Her second book, MISSING MARK, was a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence in mystery/suspense.

Library Journal described her third book, SILENCING SAM, as her best yet, calling it "Riveting" in a starred review.

Kramer lives with her family in White Bear Lake, MN.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 13, 2014
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Julie has done it again. Another exciting book! Always love the references to the Twin Cities, WCCO TV and local new stories. Riley Spartz is a wizard in solving murder cases that just happen by in her life. Once I started reading this book couldn't put it down. Had to stay up all night to finish it. Julie does a wonderful job keeping her chapter just long enough to keep the story moving forward. Her research into each plot is masterful. I have no idea how she got enough courage to try out a casket. Waiting for the book. Good job Julie !!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By destinysbook on January 10, 2014
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This is a enjoyable read. I fell in love with Riley Spartz. She is a great news reporter. Delivering Death is a fast paced who dun it with Riley and her charm that leads the reader into her office for a master piece of crime. No where else can you find fun, crazy antics and a hot man all in one place. Death, weddings, art and even a coffin will have you guessing as you turn the pages. Julie has a winner with her Riley Spartz novels. She is at the top of her game
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By Therese Zeman on June 20, 2014
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Another great book by Julie Kramer. I have enjoyed everyone of Julie's books and look forward to the next one.
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By Sandy Michaelson on April 30, 2014
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Julie was an investigative reporter with a popular Minnesota TV station and the glimpse into TV news adds insight to the behind the scenes workings. Fast reading, maybe too fast.
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I fell in love with the Riley Spatz serious after stumbling upon Stalking Susan, another great read. It's been fun to see how Riley has evolved as a character while still maintaining her sense of humor through the series. Delivering Death was a bit darker than the previous book, and I do mean only a bit, which was needed after what had happened to her before. All in all, Delivering Death is the engaging read with interesting characters and a surprising mystery, which is what I've come to expect and enjoy from Julie Kramer. It's always nice when you pick up a much anticipated next release, and it brings you right back into that world with the same quality writing you've come to know.
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This author was recommended by a friend because of all the local places that interested me. I really enjoyed the other
aspects of the author's writing and I will suggest others to read it.
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By S M Senden on April 8, 2014
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Julie has one more time delivered a killer story with some great twists and turns that are unexpected. I enjoy the whole series, and eagerly await the next.
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I eagerly await each mystery Julie Kramer writes of the adventures of Riley Spartz,local tv reporter in Minneqpolis,Minnesota. The easy reading stories are filled with plenty of plot twists to keep me wondering how the mystery will be solved. I particularly enjoy references to various locales in Minnesota and the workings of local tv news stations. When I begin Kramer mysteries I find them hard books to put down.DELIVERING DEATH is another such book and I recommend it to all who enjoy a good mystery read.
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