Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

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Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series!

"Gemma Halliday's Maddie Springer is like the west coast version of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum - only more stylish!"
~ LG Book Club

L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears—along with $20 million in embezzled funds—and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300 pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her...

Other Books in the High Heels Series:

#1 Spying in High Heels
#2 Killer in High Heels
#3 Undercover in High Heels
#3.5 Christmas in High Heels (short story)
#4 Alibi in High Heels
#5 Mayhem in High Heels
#5.5 Honeymoon in High Heels (short story)
#5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella)
#6 Fearless in High Heels
#7 Danger in High Heels
#8 Homicide in High Heels
#9 Deadly in High Heels

What critics are saying about Spying in High Heels:

"A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible."
~ Chicago Tribune

"Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!"
~ Publishers" Weekly, **starred review

"Smart, funny and snappy, SPYING IN HIGH HEELS is the perfect beach read!"
~ Fresh Fiction

"SPYING IN HIGH HEELS is a roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!"
~ Romance Reviews Today

"Gemma Halliday writes like a seasoned author leaving the reader hanging on to every word, every clue, every delicious scene of the book. It's a fun and intriguing mystery full of laughs and suspense."
~ Once Upon A Romance

"Fresh and witty little number that will appeal if you like sparkling, good stories with a splash of mystery. Full marks go to Ms. Halliday on what promises to be a very successful debut to a fabulous career."
~ Romance Junkies

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 12, 2006 – Life in L.A.'s fast lane, from Sherman Oaks' porn studios to swank Beverly Hills salons, sets the pace for Halliday's debut novel, the first installment in a stylish High Heels mystery series. When shoe designer Maddie Springer finds her boyfriend, Richard, has gone missing, along with $20 million of his company's funds, she's determined to track him down partly because she's certain he's innocent, but mostly because her period is late. Maddie persuades her best friend, Dana, to be her partner in crime solving, and it isn't long before they stumble on the body of Richard's boss just moments after he's been shot dead. Enter sexy LAPD detective Jack Ramirez, who just wants Maddie to "go home and let him handle this," which, of course, isn't going to happen. The only clues to the murder are two blond hairs and the imprint of a stiletto heel, pointing to a female killer; topping the suspect list is receptionist and designer fashion junkie Jasmine, followed by porn-star Bunny, who's up to her implants in debt. The nonstop action runs the gambit from faulty EPTs to wild rides on L.A.'s freeways to wedding plans gone awry, all of which are guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy.

Customer Reviews

SATC wanna-be?

While I really enjoyed reading the book (a very easy, entertaining read), I couldn't help but feel as though I was reading a story written by someone who loved "Sex and The City" and ran with prompts from the book, television show & movies. Characters nicknamed "Mr. Nobody" or "Faux Dad" along with many others, as well as the strong emphasis on labels (Jimmy Choos, DKNY cargos, etc) along with the 'pretty and creative smart girl who runs her own schedule & deadline designing kids' shoes but makes enough money to buy such labels...' I just felt like I was reading a SATC effort for Los Angeles. I enjoyed the story, it's easy to love the characters, I just felt like I was reading a heavily SATC inspired book.

Loved it!!

I don't normally read books, but I am so glad I read this one! It's a great book..funny and it has it's jaw dropping moments! Might buy the books that follow this one!! <3

Very entertaining!

I was reluctant to even try this because it was a free download and I thought, "how good could it be?". To my surprise it was quite entertaining. If you are in the mood for a comedy romance with a little murder mystery thrown in, this is definitely the book to read! I will definitely check out her other books!

Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Nov 17, 2010
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 354 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, High Heels Mysteries

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