Hollywood Deceptionby Gemma Halliday
Tabloid reporter Allie Quick thinks she has the hottest story in Hollywood when she lands an exclusive with the scandalous Bobby Baxter-host of the exposé TV show Bobby Tells All. But when Bobby turns up dead just hours before her interview, Allie wonders just whom he was
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday & Anna Snow...
Tabloid reporter Allie Quick thinks she has the hottest story in Hollywood when she lands an exclusive with the scandalous Bobby Baxter-host of the exposé TV show Bobby Tells All. But when Bobby turns up dead just hours before her interview, Allie wonders just whom he was planning to "tell all" about. Between an angry fan, a crew full of disgruntled employees, an estranged wife, and a list of secrets about to be exposed there's no shortage of people who wouldn't mind seeing Bobby cancelled permanently. And Allie isn't the only one digging-her rival is hot on her tail, and her editor-in-chief and maybe-boyfriend, Felix Dunn, isn't playing favorites when it comes to headlines. With the help of her eclectic co-workers at the L.A. Informer and a teenaged hacker with a major crush, Allie vows to get to the truth about Bobby's death...before the killer gets to her.
Hollywood Headlines Mysteries:
Hollywood Scandals - book #1
Hollywood Secrets - book #2
Hollywood Confessions - book #3
Twelve's Drummer Dying - holiday short story
Hollywood Deception - book #4
What critics are saying:
"Halliday's Hollywood Headlines series is a fun story with intriguing characters and a good mystery. The action is fast paced, the hero is delightful and the heroine is spunky and independent but smart enough to know when she needs help."
-RT Book Reviews
"Fresh, funny, and has just enough heart to balance the snark."
-All About Romance
"Gemma Halliday's witty, entertaining writing style shines through in her new book! I look forward to seeing lots more of Tina as this series continues. A fun read!"
"Well written with smart and funny dialogue. It is a well-paced story that is thoroughly enjoyable with a mystery, a little romance, and a lot of laughs. Readers are sure to enjoy this delightful tale which is highly recommended."
-Romance Reviews Today
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Allie Quick was on the set of Bobby Tells All waiting to interview Bobby Baxter about an altercation he had with a fan at a local restaurant. She had been waiting for several hours and he had not shown up on set yet. Bobby finally came out. They did a couple of different takes and he had a meltdown and stomped offstage. Henry Klein, Bobby's personal assistant, informed me that Bobby would not be able to see me that day. A whole day wasted with no exclusive to show for it. Allie is an interesting character. She is intelligent, good looking and quirky. She is also determined to get the story without thinking about her personal safety. She is funny, irrevent and little bit naughty. I loved this book and look forward to reading more about the L.A. Informer and it's staff.
I've been of fan of this series ever since it went to print (and under a different title). The co-author maintains the same level of wit, comedic beats, and intrigue. I love mysteries that delve into investigative journalism, and even though here it's for a tabloid it's just as serious and even more fun. This latest entry is from the viewpoint of a different character, and this allows readers to delight in seeing their favorite characters from an alternative perspective. That said, this is an absolutely fun novel full of humor, scandal, and romance.
This started out a little slow, but gradually got better. Allie's friendship with 17&3/4 year old Shane was the most entertaining part of the book. The murderer was pretty predictable. This book is the third in the series. The first two seemed to move a little faster. I voluntarily read and reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy.
Wow, what an exhilarating adventure! Allie and her "sidekick" are a hilarious duo as they get down and dirty for the sake of her story research. She needs the distraction so she won't dwell on her romance status with her reserved boss and Shane is in puppy love with this "older babe." Very enjoyable whodunit with a dual plot and realistic supporting characters to help make this a great & sometimes dangerous mystery as Allie is determined to do whatever it takes to get the truth. I had moments of laughter, shock, oohed, aahed, crossed my fingers on pins and needles & yuck! Lol, very engaging and well rounded story.
I love the Hollywood Headlines series! This is a great addition to the series as we get to know Allie Quick. Anyone who loves a cozy mystery will enjoy this book.