When thirty-something editor Erin Markham finds her reporter dead in the pressroom of her Charlotte, NC, newspaper, all heck breaks loose in this traditional mystery. Erin is convinced it's murder. Her quest to find the killer leads her straight into danger. Along the way, she must cope with a family secret buried for years, a secret that threatens her most precious relationships. Written by a former newspaper editor, Deadline for Death offers a realistic look inside a big-city newsroom. First in a series.
Sandy Hill, a former newspaper editor, lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a writer. She is the author of two historical novels, Tangled Threads, set in an 1890s cotton mill village, and Bonds of Courage, based on her ancestors who were captured by Indians during the Revolutionary War.