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Hollywood Scandals (Hollywood Headlines Mystery) [NOOK Book]

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From New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday...

Tina Bender is the gossip columnist at the infamous L.A. Informer tabloid. She knows everything about everyone who's anyone. And she's not afraid to print it. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Teaming with a built bodyguard, a bubbly blonde, and an alcoholic obituary writer, Tina sets out to uncover just which ...

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Overview

From New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday...

Tina Bender is the gossip columnist at the infamous L.A. Informer tabloid. She knows everything about everyone who's anyone. And she's not afraid to print it. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Teaming with a built bodyguard, a bubbly blonde, and an alcoholic obituary writer, Tina sets out to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011287824
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday
  • Publication date: 4/25/2011
  • Series: Hollywood Headlines Series , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 67,180
  • File size: 335 KB

Meet the Author

Gemma Halliday is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the High Heels Mysteries, the Hollywood Headlines Mysteries, the Jamie Bond Mysteries, the Tahoe Tessie Mysteries, as well as several other works. Gemma’s books have received numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader’s Choice awards, and three RITA nominations. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her boyfriend, Jackson Stein, who is also writer, and their three children, who are adorably distracting on a daily basis.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 7, 2010

    Review

    Very easy read -- funny, romantic, & slightly suspenseful. Loved the characters -- particularly Aunt Sue & Aunt Mille!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2010

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    I thought this book was a funny, adventurist, touching, and suspeseful romance. Tina Bender is a quirky gossip columist with a gife for writing spicy and original sarcastic barbs about celebritis lives. She ride a hot pink motorcycle, has a secret online romance with an unknown man, lives with her absent-minded loveable aunt, and has deadly threats against her life. Her boss hires a sexy ripped bodyguard to keep her safe. A great book to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2010

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    A really enjoyable read!

    I just finished this book, and honestly can say that I enjoyed reading it. Scandal Sheet really exceeded my expectations - as a guy, I did not think that I would be in her target audience, but I found myself enjoying the plot, the characters, and the witty approach to telling a tale laced suspense and intrigue set in modern times in LA. To me, it was a story well told. Gemma Halliday's characters were developed nicely so that I could "feel" them; and the situations within the story were credible enough to make it interesting to find out how the story ended.

    If you like an entertaining story with modern-day characters, you should like this book. There is a romantic element to this story as well, but it is not at all told in graphically sexual way, rather it is the development strong emotions within a relationship that is moving from a casual hint of possibility towards a greater closeness. Quite nicely done!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Hilarious and still kept you at the edge of your seat!!!!

    This I got when it was a free download. I loved it. I have ordered more from her because it was wonderful. Hilarious and still you were trying to figure out who did it.......Would recommend to everyone!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Cover Drew Me In, Story Kept Me Reading

    First of all, you CAN judge a book by it's cover, because this one is gorgeous and the story won't let you down. I loved it. Gemma Halliday can hold her own among any of the great romance writers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Great read for free.

    Definitely worth reading. An easy read. the story line held my interest. Funny. This reminded me of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. So if you like the plum series you should read this and if you liked this book you should definitely check out the Plum series. I thought the cover is a little misleading. I though there would be some hot and steamy scenes but just teasers. oh well, still enjoyed the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2010

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    Excellent

    This was an exciting and compelling story. I loved every word of it. I think you will also. The reporter did a great job finding her theatening person and it shocked her and me who it was. Must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

    Good read, bad editing

    Great book and had a hard time putting it down. Only problems were the editing. We are so reliant on technology that we overlook misspellings. There were numerous incidences of words that are spelled correctly but used out of context and got rather annoying. For example; our/out and addition/addiction. Should maybe have a "real" person proofread. And also, seemed like towards the end the editor got real lazy and said screw it. The last few chapters were un-punctuated and made it rather hard to follow the read. Still a great book and great plot, glad I read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

    Great Combo of Romance and Suspence

    This was my first book by Gemma Halliday, it was given to me as a gift. I couldn't put it down! Finished it in a night. It was great. And I loved the writing style of the author. I am buying some more by this author. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

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    This is a terrific suspense tale

    L.A. Informer gossip columnist Tina Bender flirts on line with ManInBlack as her only alleged male in her life besides her boss. Tina has no significant other except perhaps Hollywood as she resides with her beloved Great Aunt Sue in a retirement community. She is very worried about Sue, who seems increasingly absentminded.

    When Tina receives a death threat phone call accusing her of malicious lies and deserving instant death, her boss Felix Dunn hires bodyguard Calvin Dean to protect her. The reporter resents Cal hanging around until the threats intensify. A murder too close for comfort shakes up Tina but the intrepid Hollywood journalist decides to kick butt; however her super investigative skills place her in danger of becoming the next victim.

    The first Hollywood Headlines romantic mystery is a wonderful throwback investigative journalist thriller that will remind readers of play/movie The Front Page and His Girl Friday. The story line never slows down as Bender curses and cajoles her way into getting the dirt and gossip while Dean tries to keep her safe, a mission impossible chore due to her always being on the front lines. This is a terrific suspense tale with more appearances from the woman who writes the Scandal Sheet Hollywood Headlines and the man who tries to keep her safe in his arms.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    Stop laughing already

    (FTC:If I can ever stop laughing I will tell you I received this book from the author as a thank you for signing up for her newsletter. In no way did this influence my opinions, which, as usual, are 100% my own)

    Without a doubt, this is the most fun I have had reading a mystery in a long time. I was laughing so hard towards the end.... OK, that said, I love the chracters in the book: Tina Bender, the gossip reporter, her Aunts Sue and Millie, ,her boss Felix, and the other various worker bees at the paper, and Cal, a recent addition to this very long list who figures heavily in the story after some disgruntled reader threatens Tina.

    I am not a plot spoiler, so all I can say is pull up a virgin margarita, put your feet up, and get ready for a ride around Tina's Small World

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  • Posted July 14, 2014

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    Exceptional book by Gemma, I couldn't help but laugh at Tina.  N

    Exceptional book by Gemma, I couldn't help but laugh at Tina.  Nice tie in with the Highheels series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Over All Entertaining

    The book was not the worst published material I've read but it was not the best either. The plot was standard, the characters shallow, the romance without emotion and the situations the characters found themselves in as well as their solutions were entirely unreal. But if you can get past that and a little bad grammer, the style of writing kept it interesting and engaging. Over all it was an entertaining read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Fun Read

    If you like Janet Evanovich you will enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    exciting book

    this is a very good book bender a cal get involved and allie is someone that felix hires and bender doesn't like her and cal is benders bodygaured. Bender is a colmist,not everyone likes what she writes. Check it out and see what you think.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    Not Bad

    I found this book a pleasant diversion -- a quick, entertaining read that's guaranteed not to tax the brain one bit!

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Loser

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    Great Book/Great Price

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering more in this "Hollywood" series.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    Excellent freebie

    I really liked this

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Love it!

    I am a huge Stephanie Plum fan, and this book reminds me of her. The characters are fun and get into plenty of mischief. I couldn't put it down!

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