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Old 03-16-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Free (MultiFormat DRM-Free/Sony/Kobo/Kindle UK) Spying in High Heels [Mystery/Romance

Spying in High Heels, 1st in some sort of chick-lit mystery/romantic suspense series by Gemma Halliday, is now a free download, courtesy of the author herself.

Halliday was one of those established print authors caught up by the Dorchester royalty non-payment thing, reclaimed her rights and is now e-publishing her backlist herself, available DRM-free and MultiFormat via Smashwords.

I don't know whether this is a temporary promotional freebie or a permanent teaser freebie (probably the former, as the author previously offered this book free with coupon when she first set up at Smashwords), but I can definitely tell you that this book was still full price last week during the Read an E-Book Week sale.

So enjoy it while it lasts, and the rest of her books are 3.99 each if you're interested.

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L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by one rule: Fashion. But things take a turn from Manolos to murder when her boyfriend disappears, along with $20 million in embezzled funds, the LAPD's sexiest cop is watching ehr every move, and dead bodies start falling in her path. Along with a cast of wacky friends and family, Maddie tries to catch a killer before the killer catches her.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, this looks good. Not an author I know so I am looking forward to reading it, I'm always on the lookout for something new.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:31 PM   #4
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there are a bunch in this series, very nice of the author to give us the first in the series
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:02 AM   #5
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There is a good deal on the first five over in the Kindle store:

High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set ($9.99), by Gemma Halliday, might be a bit mis-named for a Kindle edition, but is a great bargain at (just) under $2 each for this five-volume set.

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Boxed set of all five High Heels Mystery novels featuring fashion designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, including:

SPYING IN HIGH HEELS
L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder.

KILLER IN HIGH HEELS
Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-happy best friend, makes tracks for Sin City in search of her MIA dad.
Maddie finds not only her dad, but also a handful of aging drag queens, an organized crime ring smuggling fake Prada pumps, and one relentless killer. Plus, it seems the LAPD's sexiest cop is doing a little Vegas moonlighting of his own. In a town where odds are everything, Maddie bets it all on her ability to out-step a vicious murderer.

UNDERCOVER IN HIGH HEELS
Secret affairs, hunky gardeners, and housewives desperate enough to bare it all... welcome to Magnolia Lane, TV's hottest new prime time show... where a rising young starlet is found dead on the show's set. Now it's up to Maddie to sift through a leading lady with a secret, an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown, a sexy cyber scandal, and one tabloid reporter who'll stop at nothing to get the story of the century. Not to mention Maddie's hot-cold relationship with the case's familiar lead detective, Jack Ramirez. In a world where secrets, lies, and deception can earn you an Oscar, Maddie plays the role of a lifetime to catch Hollywood's hottest killer. But if she doesn't watch her step, Maddie's fifteen minutes of fame just may be her last.

ALIBI IN HIGH HEELS
Baguettes, bodies, and haute couture galore! Shoe designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, is at it again, this time in fabulously fashionable Paris. When Europe's designer de jour, Jean Luc LeCroix, invites Maddie to show her creations at Paris Fashion Week, Maddie's sure she's died and gone to heaven. That is until Jean Luc's top model is found dead on the runway, stabbed with a familiar stiletto heel. Sure someone is trying to frame her, Maddie enlists the help of her friends, including the sexy Detective Jack Ramirez, to uncover a daring jewel heist, a devious blackmailer, and even a few skeletons lurking in the closets of those closest to her. But as the evidence mounts, Maddie becomes the prime suspect and Ramirez is stuck between a badge and a cute blonde with a tendency for trouble. Will he stand by her as she attempts to track down an international killer, or will this be the case that finally comes between them? One thing's for sure, if Maddie doesn't uncover the real killer soon, she may be saying her final adieu.

MAYHEM IN HIGH HEELS
Maddie Springer is finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams. And she's got the perfect wedding planner to pull it all off in style. Well, perfect, that is, until the woman winds up dead - murdered in buttercream icing. With the help of her fellow fashionista friends, Maddie vows to unveil the cold-blooded killer, but as the wedding day grows closer, tempers flare, old flames return, and Maddie's race to the altar turns into a race against time.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:21 AM   #6
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:24 PM   #8
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Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday (Amazon Main, Amazon UK)
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:38 PM   #9
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If you liked the "Stephanie Plum" novels or the "Bubbles" novels - you would probably like the High Heals set. Amazon had the boxed set of the first 5 novels for something like $10. I enjoyed the first three but my wife read them all and was pleased with them.
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