Front Page News

Front Page News Cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey Front page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results

  • Title: Front Page News
  • Author: Katie Rowney
  • ISBN: 9780143797197
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey Front page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results, and Stacey spends time laying out the crossword than covering actual news.Until the first dead body turns up.While the local police fumble the investigation, ambitiousCadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey Front page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results, and Stacey spends time laying out the crossword than covering actual news.Until the first dead body turns up.While the local police fumble the investigation, ambitious Stacey is just pleased to have something other than cattle sales to write about Plus, she now has an excuse to spend time with the arrogantly attractive Detective Scott Fitzgerald But when Stacey shows up at one crime scene too many, she moves to the top of the most wanted list Stacey must uncover the truth before anyone else gets hurt or the police put her behind bars.Light hearted and laugh out loud funny, this charming novel will have readers falling in love with the surprisingly deadly town of Toomey.

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    1. *mrsbbookreviews.wordpressFormer outback journalist Katie Rowney turns her hand to fiction with her first novel, a cosy Australian mystery novel, titled Front Page News. This debut centres on the story of a freshly graduated journalist, Stacey McCallaghan, who receives her first big reporting break when she attends the scene of a crime, in the tiny town of Toomey. The junior reporter soon finds she is investigating more crime scenes as the bodies mount up and the local police appear to be out of [...]

    2. She’d only been in the small town of Toomey for two months, but cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan was slowly making her way forward in the reporting of the town’s news. Usually a struggle to find news worth reporting, the call from the local police to cover the extraction of a vehicle from the local pond was the beginning of an investigation which only deteriorated as the days wore on.Stacey’s front page news was all to do with the murder of a local identity. With no evidence, speculatio [...]

    3. Stacey is a newspaper reporter in the tiny country (and fictional) Queensland town of Toomey. She spends her time reporting on council meetings and bowls’ tournaments until suddenly a body is found in such a state that it’s fairly obvious a murder has taken place. So, of course, Stacey begins to investigate. As she does the body count rises along with the suspect list and Stacey’s chances of becoming the next victim.If there’s one thing that has happened since the introduction of ebooks, [...]

    4. Read FPN in a day and bloody loved it. Stacey is such a strong, capable woman and has some of the best narrative I've read in ages. Who thought murder could be so much fun?This book was the perfect antidote to the shit state of the world at the moment.

    5. A very fun book to read. There are some great lines from Stacey. I've already noted down my favourites. Also, Fitzgerald has dark curly hair and I'm a sucker for curls.3.75-4

    6. FRONT PAGE NEWS is the debut novel from former Australian journalist Katie Rowney. From the lighter, intended as humour side of crime fiction, cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan has her first job in the small country town of Toomey working on the local newspaper. Struggling with the grind of making front page news out of the daily goings on in a small town, it's almost like the first dead body is heaven sent for McCallaghan's journalistic ambitions.The hassle, as always with humour, is that it' [...]

    7. Front Page News is a delightful, light-hearted romantic murder mystery set in rural Australia. And if you think that description is an oxymoron, that is testimony to the skill of debut author Katie Rowney. Katie depicts the foibles of small town living with the acuity of someone who has lived in one. She also describes the life of a journalist on a small town newspaper with detail that can only come from having worked as one (as indeed she has). Cadet journo Stacey McCallaghan is 'doing her time [...]

    8. Stacey McCallaghan is fresh out of her journalism degree and has been in the small country town of Toomey for a short time. Here working on the local newspaper, it's important to keep everyone in the community happy, especially the bowls ladies.But suddenly there are a number of deaths around town that can't be explained as accidents, a body in a submerged car, a well known farmer and a tractor accident for starters. As a newcomer she finds herself under suspicion, especially as she's nearly alw [...]

    9. I found too many things about this book distracting to really enjoy it. I kept stopping and wondering if that would really be likely (or in some cases, knowing that it actually wouldn’t) and although I like that this is a different take on the new adult genre, it did make it a bit hard to take Stacey seriously as she has so little life and journalistic experience and yet basically solves all of the things. The fact that she ended up becoming a suspect (well, person of interest, I’m not sure [...]

    10. Stacey McCallaghan is young, inexperienced and a little naive. She seems to have a lot of responsibility in the production of the weekly Toomey Times. and copes with that quite well. Murder is not really her scene but the discovery of a body in a car in a local watering pond brings a frisson of excitement. At first sight it looks as if a gang from a nearby town must be teaching somebody a lesson, and nobody is expecting the next body.The plot becomes more convoluted and puzzling as there are mor [...]

    11. Ok now I might be a little bias. loved the book. The whole small town from an outsiders veiw was kitchy enough without being alienating. And even though by some miracle I managed to guess the killer it still took me untill the last few chapters to connect all the dots. When's the next one coming out Katie? I can use baking as bribery!

    12. Light-hearted, funny, genuine and just the right amount of twists, this is a fast, fun read that kept me laughing and guessing 'til the end. In fact, I was so engrossed in the last few pages that I almost missed my train stop. More please Katie!

    13. A youngish, quirky, who-done-it, small town mystery read with some witty and likeable characters throughout.Review copy received from Penguin Books Australia via Netgalley for an honest rating

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