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Name: Undercover in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
Series: High Heels Mysteries # 3
Preceded by Killer in High Heels Followed by Christmas in High Heels
Genre: Fiction Language: English Pages: 253
Published: 2013 [JAICO Publishing House]
My Rating: ★★★★
Started: 7th Nov, 2013 Completed: 11th Nov, 2013
Total Reading Hour: 40-45 Hrs
Excerpt from Book:
Secret Affairs, hunky gardeners and housewives desperate enough to bare it all welcome to Magnolia Lane, TVs hottest new prime time show. A place where L. A. shoe designer Maddie Springer should be in fashion heaven. That is until the body of a rising young starlet is found dead on the shows set. Now its up to Maddie to sift through a leading lady with a secret, an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown, a sexy cyber scandal and one tabloid reporter who’ll stop at nothing to get the story of the century. Not to mention Maddie’s hot cold relationship with the cases familiar lead detective, Jack Ramirez. In a world where secrets, lies and deception can earn you an Oscar, Maddie plays the role of a lifetime to catch Hollywood’s hottest killer. But if she doesn’t watch her step, Maddie’s fifteen minutes of fame just may be her last.
Maddie is so insecure, so she starts checking up on Ramirez and gets him in a lot of trouble. She and Dana get jobs on a TV studio to try and help Ramirez to resolve murder mystery. There are two mystery storyline going on here. Maddie has a stalker, and at the same time she’s investigating a murder on the set. These story lines cross and interact in interesting ways with each other.
The plot is simple enough and the mystery was very obvious, but what really makes this book is the great characters. If you have read earlier parts (read my part 1 , part 2 review) , then you must be aware of Maddie, Dana, Ramirez. Here, one more character involved very deeply, Felix – Tabloid reporter. Maddie thinks, she dislikes Felix, but it seems more like she doesn’t wish to accept that she does actually like him. “Undercover..” is better than earlier parts.
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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