Bury The Lead
Weekly newspaper editor Jeff Paine's mind is filled with the detritus of newspaper clippings, presidential tweets, crossword puzzles, and horoscopes. When his artist girlfriend Ada Grigori announces her intention to leave him, he becomes obsessed with finding—or manufacturing—connections between otherwise unrelated events. Driven by professional curiosity and unrelenting cynicism, Paine uses his newspaper to manipulate the people of his hometown of Brisby, Colorado into revealing the ugliness lurking beneath their placid exteriors. A series of dog mutilations and two barely-noticed disappearances set the town on edge, till Paine is able to frame himself for Ada's murder—even though her body has never been found, and there is no evidence of foul play.
Bury The Lead draws readers into the mind of a brilliant but highly unreliable narrator, forcing them to question their own perceptions of objective truth and the existence of a free press in a world where an unsubstantiated tweet can carry more power than an investigative report.
About Cassondra Windwalker (Anchorage, Alaska Author)
Cassondra Windwalker earned a BA of Letters from the University of Oklahoma. After nine years of homeschooling and volunteer work, she parlayed that highly marketable degree into careers in bookselling and law enforcement. She recently leapt from one mountain range to another and now resides on the coast of Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, where she writes full-time.
Cassondra's poetry, short stories, and essays can be found in numerous literary journals and have even garnered the occasional award. Her poetry is featured in the art books "The Paths We Take" and "Reflection," both published by Hot Chocolate Press. Her erotic paranormal novel "Parable of Pronouns" was released by Solstice Publishing in January 2018. Black Spot Books published her satirical thriller "Bury The Lead" in September 2018 and the first installment in her murder mystery series, "Preacher Sam," in September 2019. Those characters continue their story in the novella "The Poetry of Snow and Stars," which appears in the novella "A Midnight Clear," published November 2019.