by Gemma Halliday
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Chick Lit
Published: August 2006
Personal Rating: 4 stars
From Publishers Weekly
If you loved Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series you’ve got to read Gemma Halliday’s High Heels Mysteries series. There were the similarities, but Gemma has given it her own style and twists.
Maddie is a single, dating woman, who’s late. You’ll find out she’s late for a lot of things. Everyone tries to help her out when they can. She meets Detective Ramirez when she takes on the role of amateur sleuth as she’s trying to help her boyfriend with his dilemma. The course this murder and solving takes is a fun ride.
Gemma has created characters who you connect with and want to learn more about. Their interaction with each other is hilarious. Maddie, her mother, her friend Dana and her roommates, Detective Ramirez’s family, and Maddie’s grandmother. Mix all of these together and you’ve got an interaction of laughter and good times. She also meets co-workers of her boyfriend and wrestles and loves them. Her ending of this book is beautifully matched to the beginning of the next one.
Quote from the Book:
I parked in the lot, declining the valet parking. Yes, in L.A. people actually avoided walking the two yards from the parking lot to the gym before doing their three-mile run. Go figure.
Halliday, Gemma (2010-10-24). High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-5) (Kindle Locations 191-193). Kindle Edition.
Verdict: If you're looking for some humor, fun, and light reading. These are hilarious!