15 Minutes

15 Minutes

by Larissa Reinhart

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For fans of romantic comedy mysteries like Meg Cabot's SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT and Stephanie Bond's BODY MOVERS, The Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart, brings her fans the first in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series, Hot Mystery Reviews' "Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs."

"Child star and hilarious hot mess Maizie Albright trades Hollywood for the backwoods of Georgia and pure delight ensues. Maizie's my new favorite escape from reality."— Gretchen Archer, USA Today bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series.

Three Teen Choice Awards, One Emmy Nomination, and several Maxim covers later, Maizie Albright was an ex-teen star, stuck in reality show hell, and standing before a California judge.

She has one chance for a new life: return home to Black Pine, Georgia, and get a job that has nothing to do with show business.

So why not become a private detective—the person she played during the happiest days of her life?
Maybe because...

First: She's got 10 days to get and keep the job.

Second: She has to convince the only private investigator in town to hire her.

Third: She lost the client's wife on the first day. (And the woman may be dead...)

Fourth: She just might be falling in love with her new boss. And she just might have lost him his business.

But what has she got to lose, other than imprisonment, her dignity, and possibly, her life?

Start the Wall Street Journal bestselling series and download 15 MINUTES today! "A great mix of Hollywood with Southern charm."

"Maizie Albright is the kind of fresh, fun, and feisty star detective' I love spending time with, a kind of Nancy Drew meets Lucy Ricardo. Move over, Janet Evanovich. Reinhart is my new 'star mystery writer!'" — Penny Warner, Author of Death of a Chocolate Cheater and The Code Busters Club

"Sassy, sexy, and fun, 15 Minutes is hours of enjoyment—and a wonderful start to a fun new series from the charmingly Southern-fried Reinhart."— Phoebe Fox, author of The Breakup Doctor series

"Armed with humor, charm, and stubborn determination, Maizie is a breath of fresh air. I adored every second of 15 Minutes."— Terri L. Austin, bestselling author of the Rose Strickland Mysteries and the Null for Hire series.

"I love Larissa Reinhart's books because they are funny but they also show the big heart of the protagonist. I strongly recommend this book and look forward to the next in this series. Five stars out of five." —Lynn Farris, Hot Mystery Review

"Larissa writes a delightful book. Suspense, romance, and some funny situations. Maizie's a teen star grown up to new possibilities." — Sharon Salituro, Fresh Fiction

This new series is a great mix of Hollywood with Southern charm
. This story is totally unpredictable with lots of twists and turns. Can't wait to see what the future holds for Maizie!" — Book Babble

"Celebrity gossip fans, reality TV fans, and of course mystery fans are going to love Maizie Albright. Full of humor and romance, this is a great start to a new series." —The Book's The Thing

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, humorous women's fiction, chick lit, former child stars, romantic comedies, and small town humor

Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:





18 CALIBER (coming soon)

Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:

A Cherry Tucker Southern Cozy Mystery series

A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156736126
Publisher: Past Perfect Press
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Series: Maizie Albright Star Detective Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 329
Sales rank: 175,060
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery, Maizie Albright Star Detective, and Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series as well as romantic comedies and women’s fiction. She loves to tell funny stories about Southern women looking for love (and sometimes dead bodies) in all the wrong places.

Her books have been chosen as book club picks by Woman's World Magazine and Hot Mystery Reviews. They've also been finalists for Georgia Author of the Year, the Silver Falchion, the Daphne du Maurier Award, The Emily Award, and Dixie Kane Memorial. Her work also appeared in the 2017 Silver Falchion Reader’s Choice winner, Eight Mystery Writers You Should Be Reading Now.

You might have seen Larissa and family with their little dog, Biscuit, on HGTV's House Hunters International "Living for the Weekend in Nagoya" episode, but they’re back in Georgia now. Visit LarissaReinhart.com to learn more.

Cherry Tucker Mysteries:









A VIEW TO A CHILL, a Cherry Tucker and Maizie Albright interconnected mystery

Cherry Tucker and Trouble the Cat (with Carolyn Haines, 2020)

Maizie Albright Star Detective series:





18 CALIBER (2019)

Finley Goodhart Crime Capers:



TBA (2019-20)

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15 Minutes 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read. Good story, fun characters and great ending. Reminds me of the fun I have reading books by Janet Evanovich. Can't wait to read book #2 in the series.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of author Larissa Reinhart's Cherry Tucker Mystery Series, so when I saw she had a new series coming out, I was eager to read it and let me tell you, Larissa does not disappoint her fans! 15 Minutes is the first book in the Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery Series. Written in the first person narrative, the reader is transported to Black Pine, Georgia, to follow ex-teen reality star Maizie Albright's first investigative adventure. Maizie puts her Hollywood career behind her and returns to her hometown of Black Pine, Georgia to start a new career as a private investigator. But it seems like she can't leave Hollywood behind when she reprises a role and immerses herself in a missing person's case that has plenty of trouble and danger around every corner. This was such a fun whodunit to read, it had a great mixture of mystery, romance and humor. I easily found myself entertained by Maizie's craziness and her madcap investigative adventures. From Maizie's dysfunctional family, to her romantic issues, to her amateur sleuthing skills, this sassy southern lady's antics kept me entertained and laughing as I followed her quest to solve the missing person's case. With a zany cast of characters who keep the reader in stitches with their witty dialogue and hilarious interactions; a storyline filled with enough drama, suspense and twist and turns that keeps the reader guessing; and a richly detailed setting that transports the reader to a quirky Southern small town; 15 Minutes is an entertaining new cozy mystery interwoven with Southern charm and humor that leaves you wanting to go on more crazy adventures with sassy Maizie Albright! Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Maizie Albright has had more than her own 15 minutes of fame and is ready to move on from it. The problem is her momager won’t let her do it. She follows her daughter back to Black Pine and brings the cameras with her. Maizie is trying to train to be a private investigator and wiggles her way into a missing person case. She quickly learns even out in the real world life can all be just a performance, a performance that can keep her alive! Our main character, Maizie Albright, is a complex character. She seems to be intelligent and on the ball and the next minute staring off into space or not very sure of herself. I liked her because she felt like a real person trying her best to make lemonade from a batch of sour lemons. Her mother is an overpowering woman, out for herself, and does everything she can to try to get Maizie to do what she wants. Wyatt Nash is also pretty complex. This is the man Maizie hopes will help her succeed in her dream of becoming a P.I. but he is stubborn and has no desire to bring Maizie into his business. But Maizie has what the late actress, Mary Tyler Moore had, she has SPUNK! These three characters drive this story and they are surrounded by a great cast. Ms. Reinhart has struck gold with these characters and she has written them into a fabulous and funny mystery story. Twists and turns, romantic tension, great dialogue full of humor and fast quips, along with some Southern flair had these pages absolutely flying. I was sorry the story had to end. A smashing debut for this series! I want more Maizie A.S.A.P.!!
Robin56 More than 1 year ago
Larissa Reinhart's newest series, Maizie Albright Star Detective, is represented in her first book 15 Minutes. Maizie's character is much different than Ms. Reinhart's other character Cherry Tucker of the Cherry Tucker mystery series. Maizie's life is in a state of turmoil after a Hollywood judge orders her back to her hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, in hopes she will get her act together. Daughter of a control freak mother and a father who is the founder of DeerNose, maker of deer pee coated clothing, Maizie struggles to establish her new persona. Ms Reinhart has developed Maizie's character to be a combination of Maddy from Moonlighting and Lucille Ball from I Love Lucy. Maizie's desire to prove she can succeed in her new career of Private Detective will have you laughing in spots and feeling her pain in others. It will be interesting to see where Maizie will go in her next adventures.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
15 minutes; A Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery by Larissa Reinhart is the first book in this exciting new series. Maizie is a former child tv star who played a teen detective. As a result, she took criminal justice classes and has decided she wants to train to be a private investigator and has chosen Nash Security Solutions as her mentor. Maizie has been ordered by a judge to stay out of Hollywood and out of show business because she got tangled up in a mess with her ex-boyfriend. She has moved back to her southern hometown and in with her dad and his new family. Nash is not thrilled to mentor Maizie. The scenes between them are hilarious. Maizie tries to impress Nash so that he will hire her. She seems to have a knack for walking in when he is changing clothes. There is a crazy cast of secondary characters that complement the story. There is a good mystery mixed in with all the craziness surrounding Maizie. I would recommend this book if you're a fan of the chic lit genre. I think you'll really like the authors writing style and Maizie. There is a mystery and plenty of suspects/characters to keep you guessing and entertained. Sexual content: no physical scenes, but some teasers Violence: there is a death or two, but not described in great detail. not disturbing at all Drug/Alcohol: a few scenes are at the local bar; the girls have drinks, maybe one scene where someone has too much to drink Language; some suggestive language, a few uses of profanity, PG13 I received this book from the publisher/author. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
rokinrev More than 1 year ago
[ I voluntarily chose to review this book] "...Nash raised an eyebrow. "Miss Albright, I've been trying to get rid of you since I met you. Now I'm asking you to do something useful." Mazie Albright, washed up,used up reality don't wannabe is trying to become something besides her mother/manager's minion. She has moved back home and living with her blended family is becoming a different kind of torture. She's actually got the education to be a real PI. Question is, how can she overcome the perception and really BE a PI. Stumbling into Nash Securities, she connects in many ways with " mostly by the book owner" Wyatt Nash who just isn't sure about her motives. In perfect slapstick, Larissa Rheinhart crafts a smart funny wise *asset* for Nash Securities. The mystery she crafts around Maxie and her cadre of supporters/gawkers and wannabes will keep you entertained as you figure out just what in the heck is going on! Highly recommended! More please!
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
15 Minutes is a fun read and augers well for an exciting future for this new Larissa Reinhart series. Maizie Albright returns home under a cloud of probation and an aura of stardom. The ex-teen idol is paying for his bad taste in men when a judge requires that she return to her somewhat rustic roots and stay away from the evils of Hollywood. More than ready to begin a new and independent stage of her life Maizie wants to train under the only local detective to get her private investigator license. Prepare with a college degree in criminal investigation and years of acting as a teenage super detective the young woman begs her way into a trial. her stardom, education, and intelligence still don't prepare her for her first gig. For me, her focus on fashion gets old but it fits her character perfectly and based on Larissa Reinhart's other books, I believe that the character of Maizie will evolve. Dynamic characters are only one of Ms. Reinhart's many strengths. I really appreciate that amid the humor we see both heart and intelligence from the main character. I look forward to watching Maize Albright kick a@# and take names for years to come. I requested and received and advanced readers copy of the book from the author. The review is voluntary. I review all books that I love!