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High Crime meets High Fashion...
Struggling L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when her boyfriend suddenly disappears--along with $20 million in embezzled funds--her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. Now her every move is under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop, dead bodies are dropping around her faster than last season's trends, and the deeper she digs the more she realizes maybe she didn't know her man as well as she thought. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a Venice Beach psychic, and her wanna-be actress 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...
Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.
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
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.
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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.
Spying in High Heels
Lol. People must have thought I was crazy. Funny and well written. You could just see it all on your head unfolding. Will read the others.
Complete rip off of Janet Evanovich and her character Stephanie Plum. Not as witty or humorous though.