New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series!
Death at an antiques show has this fashion designer turned amateur sleuth on the case again...
When Maddie Springer—shoe designer turned amateur sleuth—tags along with her mother to the Antiques Extravaganza road show, the last thing she expects to have to do is pull her mom off of a celebrity appraiser after he calls her prized antique hatpin a phony. But things go from harried to homicide when the same appraiser is found dead just moments later—killed by Mom's hatpin! Now not even Maddie's husband, LAPD Detective Jack Ramirez, can save Mom as the force's two most bumbling detectives are assigned to the case. As if Maddie doesn't have enough on her plate, her best friends, Dana and Marco, enlist her help to plan the most over-the-top Hollywood surprise party ever for Dana's fiancé (who has a little surprise of his own up his sleeve), Maddie's adorable twin toddlers are always up to no good, and the only thing that can calm her fashion-challenged and suddenly-a-suspect mom down are aura cleansing from her favorite Venice Beach psychic, Mrs. Rosenblatt. Whether they help or hurt, Maddie's friends assist her in wading through a slew of murder suspects—none of whom are telling the truth and all of whom have ample motive to want the appraiser dead. Was it the frigid business partner with questionable ethics? The clown-collecting fan-turned-stalker? The auction house owner with a grudge? Or was the appraiser's real business something much more sinister than his TV personality let on…and much more deadly? Maddie and her eccentric gang of unlikely sleuths are under the gun to find out before the real killer strikes again…and Mom takes the fall!
Other Books in the High Heels Series:
#1 Spying in High Heels
#2 Killer in High Heels
#3 Undercover in High Heels
#3.5 Christmas in High Heels (short story)
#4 Alibi in High Heels
#5 Mayhem in High Heels
#5.5 Honeymoon in High Heels (novella)
#5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (short story)
#6 Fearless in High Heels
#7 Danger in High Heels
#8 Homicide in High Heels
#9 Deadly in High Heels
#10 Suspect in High Heels
What critics are saying:
"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre: she knows how to blend fashion, suspense, laughter, and romance in all the right doses."
~ Fresh Fiction
"A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible."
- Chicago Tribune
"Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!"
- Publishers’ Weekly, *starred review*
"A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!"
- Romance Reviews Today
About the Author
Gemma Halliday is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the High Heels Mysteries, the Hollywood Headlines Mysteries, the Jamie Bond Mysteries, the Tahoe Tessie Mysteries, the Marty Hudson Mysteries, and several other works. Gemma's books have received numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader's Choice awards, a RONE award, and three RITA nominations. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her boyfriend, Jackson Stein, who writes vampire thrillers, and their four children, who are adorably distracting on a daily basis.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Suspect in High Heels is the tenth book in the High Heels cozy mystery series. Maddie is a shoe designer, mom of two-year-old twins, and wife of a police detective. However, she makes time to visit the set of Antiques Extravaganza with her mother, Betty, and her mother’s best friend. While there, Betty is told that her antique hatpin is worthless. Infuriated, Betty lashes out at the appraiser, Peter Carrington. Unfortunately, Peter is soon found dead by hatpin and Betty is the obvious suspect. With no alibi, Maddie is forced to investigate the crime to save her mother from being charged with murder. The friendships and camaraderie are my favorite part of this series. Betty’s wacky friend is hilarious. The situations that everyone finds themselves in are good for a laugh for sure. Overall, Suspect in High Heels is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours with characters that soon feel like friends. 4 stars! Thanks to Gemma Halliday Publishing and Great Escape Blog Tours for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Maddie Springer is back in Suspect in High Heels, another great mystery in this long running series. Events go from bad to worse when an appraiser tells Maddie's mom that her family heirloom hat pin is a phony, Mom attacks the appraiser and a short while later the appraiser has been murdered - with the hat pin! With the usual sparkling cast of characters, too many clues and too many suspects, will Maddie survive long enough to prove her mom is innocent? I can never stop once I start reading a High Heels mystery!
It's been quite a wait for this newest Maddie book, but this one was just as fun as the others! In this one, Maddie's mum is the main suspect in a murder investigation. Knowing it's impossible that her mother committed murder, Maddie takes it upon herself to find the real culprit. Unfortunately, the investigators assigned to the case are useless, and are quite happy with her mum as their suspect, making it even more important for Maddie to figure out what actually happened, and fast. The characters are just how you remember, and this book was a fun read!
The fun with Maddie continues! Just when I thought this series came to a close, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Maddie's adventures continues! Maddie attends an Antiques Roadshow-like event with her mom to get some items appraised. Little did they know that the expert appraiser would be so rude and callous ... and later end up dead, with Maddie's mom as the prime suspect. Of course, Maddie must clear her mom's name. It was fun to revisit with Maddie, Ramirez and Dana. The twins are growing up so fast! I hope this series continues. It's one of my favorites from this author. I received an ARC from the publisher for purposes of an unbiased review.
Okay read. Very unrealistic observations about the twins, at two going to preschool, wearing diapers , and sleeping in cribs.