I couldn't put it down; I read it in two days. Gemma Halliday is my new favorite author. The characters in the story are very well developed and I feel like I know them personally. You also get to meet Maddie's mother, grandmother and her faux dad. Maddie has to find a way to help her boyfriend out of a mess, all the while trying to figure out her feelings towards Ramirez. She also stumbles into the arms of a killer.
This book has so many twists and turns, that it keeps you guessing until the very end. In the book "Spying in High Heels", it not only has mystery, it has love, sex, lust and fashion. I am looking forward to reading the second book in the series. A must read for anyone who loves a good mystery and a few laughs. I was pleasantly surprised she was down to earth and real!
She is a shoe designer in LA Throw in a couple murders, very sexy detective and the worst luck with pregnancy tests, and you have one of the most fun cozies I have ever read. I absolutely LOVE this author and cannot wait to read the next one! I wasn't prepared to love this book I figured it was going to be another shallow mystery with the women putting Prada's, etc.
Maddie and her sex crazed friend, Dana, do love their clothes, and there are a few mentions of Pradas and Manolos, but this book is so funny and wonderfully written I can't wait until her second one is out! Maddie Springer designs shoes Tot Trots. She lives in L. As the story opens she thinks she is pregnant, due to a 'slip up' with boyfriend Richard, but as the book progresses there are chances for her to find out but something always hilarious happens so you have to wait until the end of the book.
She thinks the world of Richard. He is a lawyer with a well respected firm and makes good money and he is "single" It's only after he skips out on a lunch date with her and acts suspicious that she turns sleuth and wonders what he is up to. He then tells her that her "boyfriend" Richard is married and may have embezzled 20 million dollars from a company. More bodies show up, but only after she and Dana don hooker outfits to go slumming down in North Hollywood to ask some questions.
Ramirez always seems to be right behind her on all this. To add to the plot there's her mother who is getting married to Ralph aka Fernando Maddie is to be Maid of Honor and her mom's lb. Rosenblatt and her breeder cousin, Molly, will fill in as bridesmaids in this hotel ceremony. The outfits are to die for Anyway, Ramirez shows up like a bad penny As she goes to powder her nose who does she run into but Richard!
In shock, he hurries her to his upstairs hotel room and "pumpkins" her to death his nick-name for her while he tries to explain about his marriage, his running away and how he didn't kill those people. Maddie tries to believe him, but Ramirez is hot on her tail and arrest Richard which throws Maddie into an "I hate men" mode. She figures the only way to prove Richard is innocent is to get back out there and ask more questions Maddie gets a big bump on the head for her efforts and the scene with her and the murderer going at it tooth and nail is beyond words!
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Good thing she's got March to show her the ropes. And the guns. And the knives. With no other alternative to restore peace to the town, Dorie agrees to help Richard and in the process, uncovers decades of secrets that have been hiding deep in the Louisiana bayou. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder.
With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 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? Any additional comments? Very humorous story about an average girl who finds herself thrown into a who dunnit mystery, while she is trying to prove her boyfriend is innocent. It is similar to a Stephanie Plum mystery, where all the bad things happen to Maddie and she is the only one on the right trail. The wittiness of the characters is fun to read and the story moves along at a great pace I am going to purchase the next book today.
I purchased this book based off one of Audible's monthly recommendations. I have never heard of Gemma Halliday or the Spying series so I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into; however, it was a good read. Nothing too heavy. Maddie is such a character! I mean, she was investigating a murder, trying to clear the name of her boyfriend who she finds out has a shady history of his own , all while struggling with the possibility that she is pregnant! Come on You know it HAS to be funny! I don't know if I will read any more books in this series but it was a nice change to some of the more serious fiction that I normally read.
Would you listen to Spying in High Heels again? Once was enough, cute, but not a lot of depth. No, first one. Probably try another one in the future. What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike? If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? If you're looking for a cute, light, story with an amateur detective, try it.
Is it the best book ever? No, but its not meant to be. It is a cheerful, fun listen and I am very glad they put it and 3 more on Audible.
Bring more like it! Maddie, an almost 30 year old shoe designer, has more strange things happen to her than any other main character I've ever read.