15 Minutes, A Romantic Comedy Mystery
SHE PLAYED ONE ON TV, BUT CAN MAIZIE ALBRIGHT MAKE IT AS A DETECTIVE IN REAL LIFE?
For fans of romantic comedy mysteries with earnestly optimistic female protagonists like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and Meg Cabot's Heather Wells series. The Wall Street Journal bestselling and international award-winning author Larissa Reinhart brings her readers the first in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series, Hot Mystery Reviews' "Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs."
"Child star and hilarious hot mess Maizie Albright trades Hollywood for the backwoods of Georgia and pure delight ensues. Maizie's my new favorite escape from reality."— Gretchen Archer, USA Today bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series
Three Teen Choice Awards, One Emmy Nomination, and several Maxim covers later, Maizie Albright was an ex-teen star, stuck in reality show hell, and standing before a California judge. She has one chance for a new life: return home to Black Pine, Georgia, and get a job that has nothing to do with show business.
So why not become the character she played during the happiest days of her life — a private detective?
Great. Except Maizie's got 10 days to land the job to keep her probation.
10 days to convince the only private investigator in town, Wyatt Nash, to hire her. A man who could use some help. (But not, it seems, from a fallen celebrity.)
10 days to shake the reality show that's followed her to Georgia. A show that seems intent on ruining her chances for a new life. (Because prison time gets better ratings.)
10 days to convince herself she's not falling in love with Nash. A (really hot) man who doesn't want to have anything to do with her. (But what else is new?)
10 days to figure out what happened to the wife of Nash's client. The woman Maizie was tailing for the client without Nash knowing. (Although the wife's murderer knows. Because now they want to kill Maizie, too.)
What will 10 days cost Maizie? Other than imprisonment, her dignity, and maybe her life?
"Maizie Albright is the kind of fresh, fun, and feisty star detective' I love spending time with, a kind of Nancy Drew meets Lucy Ricardo." — Award-winning author Penny Warner, Author of Death of a Chocolate Cheater and The Code Busters Club.
"Sassy, sexy, and fun, 15 Minutes is hours of enjoyment—and a wonderful start to a fun new series from the charmingly Southern-fried Reinhart."— Phoebe Fox, author of The Breakup Doctor series
"I love Larissa Reinhart's books because they are funny but they also show the big heart of the protagonist. I strongly recommend this book and look forward to the next in this series. Five stars out of five." —Lynn Farris, Hot Mystery Review
"Larissa writes a delightful book. Suspense, romance, and some funny situations. Maizie's a teen star grown up to new possibilities." — Sharon Salituro, Fresh Fiction
"Celebrity gossip fans, reality TV fans, and of course mystery fans are going to love Maizie Albright. Full of humor and romance, this is a great start to a new series." —The Book's The Thing
Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:
A VIEW TO A CHILL
17.5 CARTRIDGES IN A PEAR TREE
18 1/2 DISGUISES
Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:
A Cherry Tucker Southern Cozy Mystery series
A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series
Okayish language feelings.
I haven’t finished the book entirely yet but it annoys me that there is cursing/swearing in this book. I am not even a teenager and I can tell the words are bad and it makes me uncomfortable. If there was no cursing/swearing I would happy with this book but since there is I am not very fond of the writing. Don’t get me wrong the plot is good and all but not the language of writing. I would still recommend this book but I would give them a little heads up about the language.
Loved this one
Great little comedy mystery loved it!
I found it hard to relate to Maizie mad her constant talk about expensive clothes etc. That put me off right away. The book was way too long and I didn’t like most of the characters.