The Candidate: A Rookie Reporter Mystery Novella



Series: Rookie Reporter Amateur Sleuth Mysteries
Book: One
Genre: Mystery, Amateur Sleuth, Cozy Mystery
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-9163483-6-3



A Murdered Judge. A Dark Secret Silenced.


Rookie reporter James Lalonde is bored. And, he isn’t a journalist. He’s an all-round dogs-body, to editor-in-chief, Rhys Kelly.


But, his luck has finally changed.


After eavesdropping in on the morning editorial meeting, James learns he has his first-ever story. There’s one catch. If the story gets too complicated, it will be taken away from him and given to another journalist with more experience.


Sure it’s a boring interview with the soon to be sworn-in magistrate, Albert Harrington, but it finally gets him out of his six-month slump as an editorial research assistant.


He finally has a chance to prove himself.


The following day, James turns up to his interview with Albert to discover a trail of blood smeared through Albert’s house, an empty safe, the murder weapon on the floor, but no body.


Detective Anwar Khan turns up to the crime scene, puts two and two together, and believes James murdered the controversial magistrate.


Can James clear his name and write his first-ever story before his editor takes it away from him?


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{"The Candidate" is the first novella of the Rookie Reporter series. A.D Hay doesn't hold back as she hits the accelerator right from the get-go. This novella is reasonably fast-paced, with multiple characters and times, which can get confusing but hang in there.{
ARC Reader
{[The Candidate was a] fast moving story so hold onto your seat! What a ride!{
ARC Reader
{This [The Candidate] is the first book of a great series, I just know it. Of course what happens has to involve multiple people to keep the story interesting (I'm keeping it vague on purpose to not spoil anything). The reporter James is involved from beginning to end, and while many other people come into the story they don't make as big an impact as James does.{
ARC Reader
{[The Candidate is ] a very good mystery. I couldn't anticipate what would come next. I also appreciate the addition of detective Anwar thoughts, though at one point he seemed to be James babysitter more than anything.{
Saucy Lady
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