★ Avoid ★★ No Great Loss ★★★ Worth Reading ★★★★ Close to Masterpiece ★★★★★ Masterpiece
Name: Killer in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
Series: High Heels Mysteries # 2
Preceded by Spying in High Heels Followed by Undercover in High Heels
Genre: Fiction Language: English Pages: 258
Published: 2013 [JAICO Publishing House]
My Rating: ★★★★
Started: 3rd Nov, 2013 Completed: 6th Nov, 2013
Total Reading Hour: 40-45 Hrs
Excerpt from Book:
L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer hasn’t seen her father since he reportedly ran off to Las Vegas with a showgirl named Lola. So she’s shocked when he leaves a desperate plea for help on her answering machine – ending in a loud bang. Gunshot? Car backfire? Never one to leave her curiosity unsatisfied, Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-happy best friend, makes tracks for Sin City in search of her MIA dad.
Maddie hits the jackpot, all right. She finds not only her dad, but also a handful of aging drag queens, an organized crime ring smuggling fake Prada pumps, and one relentless killer. Plus, it seems the LAPD’s sexiest cop is doing a little Vegas moonlighting of his own. In a town where odds are everything, Maddie bets it all on her ability to out-step a vicious murderer. She just hopes her gamble pays off… before her own luck runs out.
Since last summer, When Maddie caught up in a scandal involving stabbing incident to breast implanted girl to save his boyfriend from mysterious $20 million in embezzled funds, she wants her old life as L.A. shoe designer; wants to avoid sit-ups; wants to forget Ramirez because he hasn’t called her in over six weeks. But constant calls from L.A. Informer reporter – Felix Dunn – made it impossible for her to forget everything. In meantime, she gets call from her father Larry – who is in Las Vegas and Maddie feels that he is in trouble and story takes big turn and surprised me on every moment. I was not so impressed in “Spying in High Heels” but “Killer..” is different. Author gave new look to Las Vegas and easily accommodate chick-pick things with mystery. Like, Maddie’s meeting with Ramirez was interesting part in “Spying…”, same here Mrs. Rosenblatt, who appears to accompany Maddie’s aging mother everywhere; to the over-the-top femininity displayed by the flamboyant Marco; Maddie’s best friend, and resident heat-packing tough girl, Dana; her matronly dressed mother to irresistible Ramirez; everything captivated me.
Note: I received a copy of book from Marina Fernandes [JAICO Publishing House] and I am very much thankful to her to share such an amazing novel.
Gemma had a hard time figuring out what she wanted to be when she grew up. She worked as a film and television actress, a teddy bear importer, a department store administrator, a preschool teacher, a temporary tattoo artist, and a 900 number psychic, before finally selling her first book, Spying in High Heels, in 2005 and deciding to be a writer.
Since then, Gemma has written several mystery novels and been the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Reader’s Choice award and three RITA nominations. Her books have hit both the USA Today and the New York Times Bestseller lists.
Gemma now makes her home in the San Francisco Bay area where she is hard at work on her next book.
More on : http://www.gemmahalliday.com/
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