The Wedding Crasher

A Sam Tate Mystery

A dead brunette dressed like a bride shows up in Pickett County, Tennessee, the latest victim of an elusive killer known as the Wedding Crasher. Sam Tate is Pickett County’s poker-playing, yoga-loving new sheriff, a woman with a troubled past and an uncertain future. Even as she tracks the predator, she wonders: Who can she trust? Why is she a target? Can she stop more people from dying on her watch?

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“Stern weaves a suspenseful and intriguing story, and surprising revelations will keep readers guessing about the murderer’s identity. An absorbing and surprising mystery tale.”
--Kirkus Reviews

“An exceptionally well-done story . . . lingers on the palate like a fine wine.”
--D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.

“Nikki Stern’s The Wedding Crasher possesses the claustrophobic menace that makes small-town crime so terrifying, with an ending you won’t forget. In Sam Tate she’s created a bona fide 21st century heroine with a wound as big as the city she left behind and a heart as genuine as the town she’s come to protect."
--David Corbett, award-winning author, The Long Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday

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About Nikki Stern

Nikki Stern is the author of the inspirational HOPE IN SMALL DOSES, a 2015 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist, and the thriller THE FORMER ASSASSIN, a 2018 Kindle Book Review category finalist. Her mystery, THE WEDDING CRASHER, is the 2019 Kindle Book Awards mystery/thriller winner. Her essays are included in three anthologies and she co-authored the interactive Café Noir murder mystery series, published by Samuel French. Eight of her short stories have been published in various online journals and she was a Mark Twain Royal Nonesuch finalist for her short story “Long Away and Far Ago.” Nikki is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

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