Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, June 19, 2012 / “LIVE Ammo” by Lynda Fitzgerald

Today’s featured book is LIVE Ammo by Lynda Fitzgerald.

"LIVE Ammo" by Lynda Fitzgerald

“LIVE Ammo” by Lynda Fitzgerald

Why I chose this book:

Was it suicide or murder? That’s the question in this twisting plot about a Sheriff accused of murdering his wife, the evil side of politics, and an investigative reporter seeking the truth. Part of multi-genre author Fitzgerald’s LIVE series.

Sheriff Cord Arbutten’s wife is dead – an apparent suicide – but his grown son claims she was murdered by the Sheriff. Rand Arbutten, an attorney who hates his father, vows he’s going to prove it. When it comes to light that she was killed with the Sheriff’s old service revolver right in the middle of a nasty divorce, the Governor suggests that Cord think about stepping down. Suddenly, the Sheriff is faced with losing everything, including his freedom. Investigative reporter Allie Grainger gets involved when her best friend Sheryl, a Sheriff’s Deputy, begs her to help. Allie barely knows the Sheriff, but she knows that Sheryl greatly respects him and that her deceased aunt, who worked for him for over twenty years, believed he was an honorable man. That’s enough for her. Repeated clashes with the Sheriff’s son only make Allie more determined to discover the truth. Rand sets out to block Allie at every turn. When anger doesn’t work, he turns on a charm that gets to Allie a lot more than she’s willing to admit. Sidney Finch, a Sheriff’s Deputy who idolizes the Sheriff, doesn’t use charm to impede her investigation. He uses naked threats. Allie has to ask herself who he’s trying to protect – the Sheriff or himself? She isn’t sure how far Sidney will go to stop her, but since he has a hair-trigger temper and carries a gun, she absolutely doesn’t want to find out. Then Rand Arbutten agrees to work with Allie instead of against her. She isn’t sure of his motives but she’ll take any help she can get. With her dead aunt whispering encouragement in her ear and Sheryl egging her on, Allie sets out to discover what really happened the day Jean Arbutten died.

If you want to make your own comments on this selection, we would love to hear from you. Join our Facebook Killer Nashville group page and join in the discussion.

Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!

– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville


About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker ( and founder of Killer Nashville ( As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” ( and the music CD “XO” ( A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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3 Responses to Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, June 19, 2012 / “LIVE Ammo” by Lynda Fitzgerald

  1. Jacqueline Seewald says:

    I’m thrilled to see Lynda Fitzgerald getting some of the recognition she deserves!

  2. Polly Iyer says:

    Good choice for Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day . Live Ammo is a very good book. I read it during its development, and I couldn’t put it down. Ms. Fitzgerald has created a great cast of characters for this LIVE series. If you haven’t read them, you’re missing out.

  3. Kerry Denney says:

    I loved Ms. Fitzgerald’s previous novel LIVE Ringer, and can’t wait to tear through her new one. I have no doubt that when I finish it, I’ll be chomping at the bit for her next novel! Excellent fast-paced writing with believable characters this reader likes and sympathizes with, and a gripping plot that grabs hold of you and won’t let go until your fingers leave the final scorch mark on the last page. Kudos to you, Ms. Fitzgerald… give us more!

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