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The Deadline by [Franscell, Ron]
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A dying convict’s last request thrusts small-town newspaperman Jefferson Morgan into a deadly maelstrom as he explores a fifty-year-old case of child murder — a wound his town still isn’t ready to scrape open. Under the heaviest deadline of his life, and amid threats from unexpected foes, Morgan must struggle with his own conscience to tell a story no matter the consequences, dig deep into the town’s past, and unveil a killer who’s managed to remain hidden in plain sight for almost 50 years.

Now a true crime bestseller, Ron Franscell began his crime-writing career with crime fiction. THE DEADLINE was his first mystery featuring newspaperman Jefferson Morgan, followed by its sequel, THE OBITUARY.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 927 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WildBlue Press (2 November 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00P6MU9RQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #367,537 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In 1948, an out-of-work drunk named Neeley Gilmartin was convicted for the murder of nine-year-old Aimee Little Spotted Horse in the small community of Winchester, Wyoming. After having threatened Aimee’s father during a drunken bar fight, the case seemed a no-brainer, and there were no other suspects. But after 50 years in prison, Gilmartin, now dying of end-stage lung cancer, is back, and insists that he is innocent. Nobody in the community would ever take him seriously, except newspaper editor Jefferson Morgan, who always has an open ear for a good story and has made a reputation for himself by solving a tricky murder case whilst working for a paper in Chicago. Although sceptical, Morgan decides to look into the old crime to see if there is any truth behind the old man’s claim. Is it possible that the real killer is still out there? However, he soon discovers that there are people who are not happy about him asking questions about Aimee, and will go to any lengths to keep the past in the past.

The Deadline is an intriguing mystery set in the remote wilds of Wyoming. Franscell’s evocative writing brings forth believable characters in an interesting small-town setting, with its small-town politics, allegiances and tangled relationships. There is an undertone of menace and escalating tension in the background, slowly building to pose a real threat to Morgan’s safety, whose only interest is to find out the truth, and to clear the name of a man he believes innocent of the crime he served 50 years in prison for. The deeper Morgan digs into the town’s past, the more secrets and lies he uncovers, risking lifelong friendships along the way and putting himself in the firing line of people who want to keep the past buried.
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I found this to be well written with some descriptive prose. Could not put it down, and am looking forward to the next one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story!! 23 May 2015
By Vicky Carruth - Published on Amazon.com
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In this book we meet Jefferson Morgan, a reporter who had been working for 18 years at the Chicago Tribune. After the illness & then death of his young son Bridger, Morgan & his wife Claire decide to leave Chicago behind. They move back to Morgan's small hometown of Winchester, Wyoming & purchase the small newspaper business he had worked at as a boy!
Running a business in a small town is never easy, but it seems like running the Bullet has its difficulties meeting it's weekly DEADLINE on time!
Then one day in comes an old convicted & dying man named Newly Gilmartin. Gilmartin had spent most of his life in prison for the murder of a young girl many years ago & was now asking Morgan to clear his name before he dies! ( with the looks of it, there seems to be little time left for Gilmartin)
Will Jefferson take on the challenge? After all..why would Gilmartin have confessed to a murder if he didn't do it? This may be the most important DEADLINE that Jefferson has to beat! Can he do it??
I REALLY enjoyed this Jefferson Morgan story and was happy that the next story The OBITUARY was also full of intrigue & mystery!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deadline-An Amazing Story Written By A Very Talented Author. 16 May 2015
By Lorrie Phillippe - Published on Amazon.com
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Even though I usually read true crime, I really enjoyed this book.Ron has a unique knack for keeping you in suspense....

The characters come alive in this fantastic book....Jefferson and ClMorgan decided to move back to his home town after the death of their son "Bridger. " to try to get a fresh start..Jefferson never imagined that an old man, imprisoned for most of his life, would seek his help in exonerating his name for the crime of murder in 1946 of a little girl they called Aimee Little Spotted Horse.Jefferson didn't believe him at first but after checking out a few things that make him believe Neeley.Anyway I dont want to ruin the story for you.But it's an amazing story.I loved it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fresh, Never-a-Dull Moment Mystery, Masterfully Woven! 20 May 2015
By Kat - Published on Amazon.com
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Chicago newspaper reporter Jeff Morgan leaves the big city behind to buy the weekly newspaper in his hometown, a premise that holds no hint of the wild, unpredictable journey author Ron Franscell has planned for his reader. Several subplots are deliciously intertwined and masterfully written by Franscell. The protagonist pours his heart into solving a mystery and fulfilling a request made by an ex-con who will succumb to terminal cancer at any time. In the process, old resentments, buried secrets and small-town power plays work to keep Jeff from seeing that justice is done. Just when the reader has identified "the bad guys," the story takes another direction, and Franscell proves again what a gripping story he has cobbled together. His writing lacks the commercialism of many authors; Franscell is head and shoulders above most.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Deadline 20 September 2015
By Carolyn A. Swafford - Published on Amazon.com
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A young newspaper reporter, known for his ability to ferret out the truth returns to the place of his youth to purchase and edit the small town newspaper in which he had worked. Shortly after his arrival he is approached by a very ill recently released state prisoner. The old man has only days to live, and his only request is that the young newspaper man clear his name and find the person responsible for the horrible murder of which he was falsely accused and imprisoned. As the young protagonist delves into the past he meets with serious obstacles, including a threat to him and his wife. Who is trying to keep the truth from surfacing, and just how far will they go to make sure that it never does? The reader will be surprised. Still waters run deep, especially when they are trying to wash away a murder.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth your time 23 May 2015
By Mindy E. - Published on Amazon.com
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A small town newspaper publisher unravels the brutal murder of a young Indian girl while struggling to keep the local hometown weekly sheet he's just purchased from collapsing. The quirky cast of townspeople ground the book and add flavor as Jefferson Morgan pieces together the tragic story that clears the name of a crusty old man imprisoned for the crime 50 years earlier. Really enjoyed the writing style of this author, and his talent of being able to drop you into the thick of it. Dialog really rang true; almost felt like I was eavesdropping on people I'd known for awhile. Good mystery and very enjoyable read.