Gemma Halliday Books in Order

The Gemma Halliday books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Gemma Halliday books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of High Heels Mysteries Books

Spying in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2006

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! High Crime meets High Fashion when shoe designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is on the case...with laugh-out-loud results!Struggling LA shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion.

Fashion. Fashion. But when her boyfriend suddenly disappears—along with $20 million in embezzled funds—her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. Now her every move is under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop, dead bodies are dropping around her faster than last season's trends, and the deeper she digs the more she realizes maybe she didn't know her man as well as she thought.

With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a Venice Beach psychic, and her wanna-be actress best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her.

..Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.The High Heels Mysteries:#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 (short story)#5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella)#6 Fearless in High Heels#7 Danger in High Heels#8 Homicide in High Heels#9 Deadly in High Heels#10 Suspect in High HeelsWhat critics are saying about Spying in High Heels:"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"Smart, funny and snappy, Spying in High Heels is the perfect beach read!"~ Fresh Fiction"Spying in High Heels is a roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!"~ Romance Reviews Today

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Undercover in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2007

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! Death on the set of a TV show turns into a real life crime drama for one fashion designer turned amateur sleuth...Secret affairs, hunky gardeners, and housewives desperate enough to bare it all.

.. welcome to Magnolia Lane, TV's hottest new prime time show. A place where LA shoe designer Maddie Springer should be in fashion heaven. That is until the body of 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 risqué 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.

Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.The High Heels Mysteries:#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 (short story)#5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella)#6 Fearless in High Heels#7 Danger in High Heels#8 Homicide in High Heels#9 Deadly in High Heels#10 Suspect in High HeelsWhat critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Alibi in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2008

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! Will death on a Paris runway ruin fashion week?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 actually 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.Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.High Heels Mysteries:#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 (short story)#5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella)#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#11 Peril in High Heels#12 Jeopardy in High HeelsWhat critics are saying about Alibi in High Heels:"Alibi in High Heels is a clever and stylish addition to Gemma Halliday's laughter-infused Maddie Springer series.

"~ Chicago Tribune"Halliday is on top of her game, and readers will love Maddie's new adventure."~ Booklist"I started Alibi in High Heels around 2 pm and read non stop until 11 pm when I finished it. The writing was so engaging and so fun that I did not want to put this book down.

This is a 5 star book that I HIGHLY recommend to Janet Evanovich fans who are looking for a new author to try that they will LOVE!!! Alibi in High Heels is the best book that I have read in a while, and I can't wait to read more books by Gemma Halliday.

"~ Fresh Fiction"Maddie Springer is like a cross between Paris Hilton and Stephanie Plum, only better. The dialogue is snappy and the suspense beautifully interwoven with Ms. Halliday's unique humor. This is one HIGH HEEL you'll want to try on again and again "~ Romance Junkies

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Mayhem in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2008

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! When a fashion designer wedding goes from marriage vows to murder suspects, it's up to her wacky wedding party to catch a killer! Shoes designer turned amateur sleuth 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! Suddenly Maddie's hope of a dream wedding melts faster than an ice sculpture at an outdoor buffet.

And when her groom-to-be is assigned as the detective in charge of the case, there goes any chance of a honeymoon. Unless, of course, Maddie can find the murderer before her big day. With the help of her fellow fashionista friends, Maddie vows to unveil the cold-blooded killer.

Is it the powerful ex-husband, the hot young boy toy, a secret lover from the past, or a billionaire bridezilla on the warpath? As the wedding day grows closer, tempers flare, old flames return, and Maddie's race to the altar turns into a race against time!Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series. The High Heels Mysteries:#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 (short story)#5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella)#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#11 Peril in High Heels#12 Jeopardy in High HeelsWhat critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Fearless in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2011

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! Death by bite marks... is it vampires or something much more human and dangerous? Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer freely admits to being a Moonlight vampire movie devotee—with hot angsty heroes and dangerous hints of the paranormal, what's not to love? Especially when Maddie finds herself pregnant and sofa-bound with time to binge-watch the whole movie series.

But when Maddie stumbles on the very real body a woman with deadly bite marks on her neck, life suddenly imitates art! Now Maddie is smack in the middle of a murder investigation involving a deadly dance club and a group who claim to be a "coven" of "Hollywood vampires.

" Not to mention navigating the world of baby showers, diaper genies, and Lamaze classes with her LAPD Homicide detective husband who would rather his pregnant wife not continue popping up in his murder investigation. Between the hormones, the homicides, and a flurry of fangs, Maddie and her fashionista friends work to track down the deadly truth.

.. before the killer bites again!Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.The High Heels Mysteries:#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#11 Peril in High Heels#12 Jeopardy in High HeelsWhat critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Killer in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2012

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! A death in Sin City mixes high stakes with high fashion! L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer hasn't seen her father since he reportedly ran off to Las Vegas with a showgirl named Lola. So she's shocked when he leaves a desperate plea for help on her answering machine--ending in a loud bang.

Gunshot? Car backfire? Never one to leave her curiosity unsatisfied, 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 hits the jackpot, all right. She 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 murderer. She just hopes her gamble pays off...before her own luck runs out.Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.The High Heels Mysteries:#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 (short story)#5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella)#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"This amusing whodunit scores big. Maddie's winning return, with her bold comical voice and knack for thinking fast on her strappy slingbacks, will elicit cheers from fans of the growing chick mystery field.

"~ Publishers' Weekly"Blending romance and humor, Maddie and her madcap friends are an enjoyable treat."~ Parkersburg Sentinel"This is a first-rate, humorous mystery and one you can't help but grin and giggle all the way through."~ Romance Reader at Heart

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Danger in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2012

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series!Death on the set of a Dancing with Celebrities TV show has someone taking their final bow... Maddie Springer is all about fashion. So when her the movie star her best friend is dating, Ricky Montgomery, becomes a contestant on the ballroom dance reality hit, Dancing with Celebrities, she is over the moon at the chance to view the sparkly, spandexy costumes up close.

That is until Ricky's dance partner is found dead in his dressing room...in the nude! Suddenly the police suspect him of murder, his girlfriend, Dana, suspects him of cheating on her, and the reporters at the L.A. Informer, Hollywood's most notorious tabloid, have dubbed him "Dancing Death.

" Now it's up to Maddie to clear his name as she wades through a misfit cast of reality show dancers to find out just who has a grudge against the show's star...and who is in danger of taking their final bow next!Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.The High Heels Mysteries:#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 HeelsWhat critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Homicide in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2014

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series!A dead body in a tanning salon leads a fashion designer on a laugh-out-loud murder investigation... There's nothing fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer loves more than springtime in California! The flowers are in bloom, the fashion week runways are fierce, and fans of America's favorite pastime are filling the baseball stadiums to root for their favorite team.

But when the girlfriend of the L.A. Stars rookie MVP winds up dead at a chic Beverly Hills salon, it's suddenly up to Maddie to track down the "Tanning Salon Killer." Armed with the help of her wacky cast of friends and family, Maddie finds weeds through a list of suspects longer than a seventh inning stretch—including the cast of the reality TV show Baseball Wives, a desperate blackmail victim, and an entire baseball team! If Maddie can brave the hot dogs and cat fights, she just might be able to catch a killer.

..before he strikes again!Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.The High Heels Mysteries:#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#11 Peril in High Heels#12 Jeopardy in High HeelsWhat critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Deadly in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2015

New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Kindle Bestselling series! When fashion designer Maddie Springer is invited to help style contestants in the Hawaiian Paradise Beauty Pageant, she jumps at the chance! The fantastic publicity coupled with a weeklong vacation with her best friends Marco and Dana, is a win-win.

But trouble follows her to paradise when one of the beauty queens winds up dead. Is it a case of a personal grudge, a jealous contestant...or a jealous lover? Between a pageant director on his way out, a soap star dazzling his way in, a violent anti-fashion protester, and a whole pageant full of competitive beauty queens, Maddie has her hands full sorting through suspects! Luckily for Maddie—or unluckily?—her wacky cast of friends and family, including LAPD Detective Jack Ramirez, are there to help her wade through motives more plentiful than pineapples at a luau.

With the televised crowning approaching, the danger escalating, and a killer on the loose, this is one beauty pageant that's about to turn ugly. 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 What critics are saying about The High Heels Mysteries: "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* “Smart, funny and snappy…the perfect beach read!” - Fresh Fiction "A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!" - Romance Reviews Today "Gemma Halliday writes like a seasoned author leaving the reader hanging on to every word, every clue, every delicious scene of the book.

It’s a fun and intriguing mystery full of laughs and suspense." - Once Upon A Romance

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Suspect in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2019

#1 Amazon, 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!The High Heels Mysteries: #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 HeelsWhat 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 Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Peril in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2020

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! Take one fashion designer, one epic fantasy film being shot in the middle of Nowheresville, and a very real dead body, and you have a hilariously action-packed mystery!Fashion designer Maddie Springer is a huge fan of the Lord of the Throne books by J.

R. Ravensberg. So when her best friend, Dana, gets cast as the lead actress in the upcoming movie version, she's giddy with fandom! Even more so when she's invited for a girls' weekend on the set—currently being filmed in the wilds of Moose Haven, Saskatchewan.

Between battling Bobbits, Elven Princesses, and Dragon Queens, Maddie is in heaven. But what starts out as a fangirl's dream quickly turns into something out of a horror movie, when the demanding director of the film shows up dead…stabbed with a prop sword!It's no secret Dana had her differences with the difficult director, and the local police have her squarely in their sights as suspect number one.

Worse yet, no one is allowed to leave the small Moose-obsessed town, and Maddie's meddling mom, hot husband, and flamboyant friend Marco are all threatening to descend! With the locals growing hostile and the police zeroing in on her BFF, it's up to Maddie to figure out who had the director taking his final bow.

Problem is, everyone has a motive—from the director's frigid wife, to the young starlet with a secret, the mysterious actor playing the Evil Prince, the producer with an eye on the bottom line, and even the eccentric author, Ravensberg himself. If Maddie doesn't watch her step, this may be one movie without a happy Hollywood ending…The High Heels Mysteries: #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#11 Peril in High Heels#12 Jeopardy in High HeelsWhat 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 Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Jeopardy in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2020

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! When death hits a contestant on America's favorite game show, fashion designer turned amateur sleuth is on the case! I'll take "What is Murder" for $200 please, Alex?Maddie Springer may know more about fabulous heels than tough trivia, but she's thrilled when her hairdresser-to-the-stars stepfather, Fernando, earns a spot on a celebrity edition of American's favorite game show.

But she's not so thrilled when, after taping ends, one of the other contestants dies, the media are suddenly everywhere, and one reporter in particular is threatening to not only point the finger at Fernando, but also expose his biggest secrets to the world!The victim was Doggy Z, a famous rap artist turned recreational marijuana supporter turned cooking show co-host.

And it seems everyone in his life had a reason to want him dead—from the 4 ex-wives he was serially unfaithful to, to his deceptively wholesome looking cooking show co-host, to the network executive seen arguing with Dog just before his death, and even the soap opera star who competed against him on the trivia show.

Now it's up to Maddie to sift through the suspects and figure out just which person the rapper may have wronged enough to want him dead. With the help of her Hollywood BFF, her hot homicide detective husband, and her endearingly meddling mom, can Maddie track down a cold blooded killer.

.. before she finds herself in final jeopardy? The High Heels Mysteries: #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#11 Peril in High Heels#12 Jeopardy in High HeelsWhat 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* "Maddie Springer is like a cross between Paris Hilton and Stephanie Plum, only better.

The dialogue is snappy and the suspense beautifully interwoven with Ms. Halliday's unique humor. This is one HIGH HEEL you'll want to try on again and again." ~ Romance Junkies Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Publication Order of High Heels Mysteries Short Stories/Novellas

A High Heels Haunting

Halliday, Gemma 2008

From New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Kindle Bestselling author Gemma Halliday:Web designer Kya Badder is as Plain-Jane as they come. So, when she sees an ad for a impractically gorgeous pair of red heels on Maddie Springer's wesbite, where the model is everything Kya isn't - beautiful, confident and sexy - she can't help buying them.

And can't help doing a little strutting around town in them. Suddenly, thanks to her fab footwear, Kya's caught up in a new whirlwind life - a modeling contract of her own, a gorgeous boyfriend, and a life in the fast lane. It's almost as if she's stepped right into that sexy model's life.

But when Kya begins having strange dreams and learns that the model died under mysterious circumstances, she learns to be careful what she wishes for, as the killer threatens to strike again.Note: Previously published as "Haunted" and "So I Dated an Axe Murderer" in the anthology "These Boots Were Made for Strutting".

REVIEWS:"In Gemma Halliday's delightfully clever (A High Heels Haunting), office worker Kya buys a pair of killer stilettos worn by a supermodel and somehow ends up dating the woman's model boyfriend, Blake, who just might have murdered his ex… fresh, fun and fabulous.

" - Chicago Tribune"A nice love story with a suspenseful twist!" - All About Romance"(A High Heels Haunting) will entertain and delight!" - Romantic Times

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Sweetheart in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2011

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! Valentine's day turns deadly for one would-be sleuth...Being the wife of a cop isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when dead bodies keep ruining your romantic dinner plans. But fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the "Sex Shop Murder," will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine’s Day.

She’s ready to do whatever it takes to make this night special and distraction-free—even if it means solving his case herself!**This is a short story, not a full-length novel**The High Heels Mysteries:#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 HeelsWhat critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Honeymoon in High Heels

Halliday, Gemma 2012

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! One fashion designer's honeymoon to paradise suddenly turns deadly...Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer has just tied the knot and is on her way to honeymoon paradise in Tahiti with her hot new husband.

Warm sand, cool surf, and a romantic suite all to themselves... what could possibly go wrong? Maddie soon finds out as she stumbles on the dead body of a Tahitian dancer--strangled with her own flower lei! Now suddenly her homicide detective husband is spending more time consulting with the local police than cavorting in their private hot tub for two.

If Maddie wants to have a honeymoon at all, it's up to her and her friends to track down the island killer before paradise turns deadly again.**This is a novella, or short novel, length work**Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.The High Heels Mysteries:#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#11 Peril in High Heels#12 Jeopardy in High HeelsWhat critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Publication Order of High Heels Mysteries Collections

High Heels Shorts

Halliday, Gemma 2012

A short story collection including: Christmas in High Heels Fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer can't wait to spend the holidays with her boyfriend, LAPD Detective Jack Ramirez. It's their first Christmas together, and Maddie wants it to be perfect.

But between her zany family and wacky friends, Maddie's having a hard time finding alone time with her man. But come Christmas morning, this is one holiday she'll be sure to remember - naughty or nice! Honeymoon in High Heels Fashion designer Maddie Springer has just tied the knot and is on her way to honeymoon paradise in Tahiti with her hot new husband.

Warm sand, cool surf, and a romantic suite all to themselves... what could possibly go wrong? That is until Maddie stumbles on the dead body of a Tahitian dancer, strangled with her own flower lei. Now suddenly her husband is spending more time consulting with the local police than cavorting in their private hot tub for two.

If Maddie wants to have a honeymoon at all, it's up to her and her friends to track down the island killer before paradise turns deadly again. Sweetheart in High Heels Being the wife of a cop isn't all it's cracked up to be. Especially when dead bodies keep ruining your romantic dinner plans.

But fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband's latest case, dubbed the "Sex Shop Murder", will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.

She's ready to do whatever it takes to make this night special and distraction-free - even if it means solving his case herself!

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High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. I

Halliday, Gemma 2012

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series!High crime meets high fashion in this boxed set of three award winning High Heels Mysteries novels featuring fashion designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, including:SPYING IN HIGH HEELS - book #1L.

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 - book #2Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-happy best friend, makes tracks for Sin City in search of her MIA dad.

What she finds are a handful of aging drag queens, an organized crime ring smuggling fake Prada pumps, and one relentless killer. In a town where odds are everything, Maddie bets it all on her ability to out-step a vicious murderer. UNDERCOVER IN HIGH HEELS - book #3Secret affairs, hunky gardeners, and housewives desperate enough to bare it all.

.. welcome to Magnolia Lane, TV's hottest new prime time show. But when a rising young starlet is found dead on the show's set, it's up to Maddie to sift through a who cast of suspects. If she doesn't watch her step, Maddie's fifteen minutes of fame just may be her last.

Also available:High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. II (books 4-6)High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. III (books 7-9)The High Heels Mysteries:Spying in High Heels - Book #1Killer in High Heels - book #2Undercover in High Heels - book #3Alibi in High Heels - book #4Mayhem in High Heels - book #5Honeymoon in High Heels - novellaSweetheart in High Heels - short storyFearless in High Heels - book #6Danger in High Heels - book #7Homicide in High Heels - book #8Deadly in High Heels - book #9Suspect in High Heels - book #10Peril in High Heels - book #11Jeopardy in High Heels - book #12What critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. II

Halliday, Gemma 2012

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series!High crime meets high fashion in this boxed set of three award winning High Heels Mystery novels featuring fashion designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, including:ALIBI IN HIGH HEELS - book #4Shoe designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, is at it again, this time in fabulously fashionable Paris.

When one of Europe's top models is found dead on the runway, stabbed with a familiar stiletto heel, Maddie knows she's being set up to take the fall. If Maddie doesn't uncover the real killer soon, she may be saying her final adieu.MAYHEM IN HIGH HEELS - book #5Maddie 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...that is until the woman winds up dead. With the help of her fellow fashionista friends, Maddie vows to unveil the cold-blooded killer. Even if her race to the altar turns into a race against time.

FEARLESS IN HIGH HEELS - book #6"Moonlight" vampire movie devotee, Maddie Springer gets more than she bargained for when she stumbles on a dead body of a girl...who has been bitten on the neck! Now Maddie is smack in the middle of a murder investigation involving a deadly dance club and a coven of Hollywood "vampires.

" Can she track down the deadly truth before the killer bites again?Also available:High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. I (books 1-3)High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. II (books 4-6)High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. III (books 7-9)The High Heels Mysteries:Spying in High Heels - book #1Killer in High Heels - book #2Undercover in High Heels - book #3Christmas in High Heels - short storyAlibi in High Heels - book #4Mayhem in High Heels - book #5Honeymoon in High Heels - novellaSweetheart in High Heels - short storyFearless in High Heels - book#6Danger in High Heels - book #7Homicide in High Heels - book #8Deadly in High Heels - book #9Suspect in High Heels - book #10Peril in High Heels - book #11Jeopardy in High Heels - book #12What critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. III

Halliday, Gemma 2015

#1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! High crime meets high fashion in this boxed set of three award winning High Heels Mystery novels featuring fashion designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, including: Danger in High Heels - book #7 When Maddie Springer's good friend becomes a contestant on the ballroom dance reality hit, "Dancing with Celebrities," it's a dream come true.

..until his dance partner is found dead in his dressing room! Now it's up to Maddie to clear his name as she wades through a misfit cast of reality show dancers to find out just who has a grudge against the show's star. And who is in danger of taking their final bow next! Homicide in High Heels - book #8 It's springtime in California, which means baseball season in Maddie Springer's house.

But when the girlfriend of the L.A. Stars rookie MVP winds up dead at a chic Beverly Hills salon, it's suddenly up to fashion designer Maddie Springer to track down the "Tanning Salon Killer." Deadly in High Heels - book #9 When fashion designer Maddie Springer is invited to help style contestants in the Hawaiian Paradise Beauty Pageant, she jumps at the chance! But trouble follows her to paradise when one of the beauty queens winds up dead.

With the televised crowning approaching, the danger escalating, and a killer on the loose, this is one beauty pageant that's about to turn ugly. Also available:High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. I (books 1-3)High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. II (books 4-6)High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol.

III (books 7-9)The High Heels Mysteries:Spying in High Heels - book #1Killer in High Heels - book #2Undercover in High Heels - book #3Christmas in High Heels - short storyAlibi in High Heels - book #4Mayhem in High Heels - book #5Honeymoon in High Heels - novellaSweetheart in High Heels - short storyFearless in High Heels - book#6Danger in High Heels - book #7Homicide in High Heels - book #8Deadly in High Heels - book #9Suspect in High Heels - book #10Peril in High Heels - book #11Jeopardy in High Heels - book #12What critics are saying about the High Heels Mysteries:"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*"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Publication Order of Hollywood Headlines Books

Hollywood Scandals

Halliday, Gemma 2009

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a female reporter with a stalker, a hot bodyguard with a problem, a dead body, a little romance, and a lot of laughs!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." Suddenly finding out who's who in Hollywood has become a dangerous game of cat and mouse—one that Tina can't afford to lose!Now not only is Tina being benched by her managing editor (Felix Dunn from the High Heels Mysteries) and saddled with a hot bodyguard crimping her style, but she's also fighting a bubbly blonde newbie reporter for her own story! Add in a crew of eclectic tabloid reporters, an adventurous octogenarian aunt, one hilariously hapless trip to the "happiest place on earth," and an online romance heating up her life, and Tina has her work cut out for her uncovering which tabloid darling wants her cancelled for good.

Is it the spoiled tween TV show starlet with secret, Pippi Mississippi? The raging rock star in rehab with a temper? Or the movie producer on trial for inappropriate advances? All Tina knows is that when the threats turn into an actual dead body, the clock is ticking to find out which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over.

..before she becomes its next victim!**RITA AWARD NOMINEE**The Hollywood Headlines Mysteries:Hollywood Scandals - book #1Hollywood Secrets - book #2Hollywood Confessions - book #3Hollywood Holiday - holiday short storyHollywood Deception - book #4Hollywood Homicide - book #5What critics are saying:"This first book in Halliday's new 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!"~ Fresh FictionNote: This books was previously published under the title Scandal Sheet.

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Hollywood Secrets

Halliday, Gemma 2010

From #1 Amazon, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a kidnapped movie star, a dead Hollywood agent, and the female paparazzi member thrown into the middle of it all!Cameron Dakota is the L.A. Informer's staff photographer and paparazza extraordinaire.

Her latest subject is Trace Brody, top-shelf actor and half of America's favorite Hollywood couple. Trace is about to get married in a blow-out wedding, and Cam's editor, Felix Dunn (from the High Heels Mysteries), has assigned her to get the first shots of the bride and groom.

But when Cam takes pictures of what looks like Trace being threatened at gunpoint, she suddenly finds herself smack in the middle of a scandal more sensational than even she could invent. On the run, under fire, and in serious danger of falling in love with one leading man, Cam must get to the bottom of this story.

.. before she becomes tomorrow's headline.The Hollywood Headlines Mysteries:Hollywood Scandals - book #1Hollywood Secrets - book #2Hollywood Confessions - book #3Hollywood Holiday - short storyHollywood Deception - book #4Hollywood Homicide - book #5What critics are saying:"The latest in the Hollywood Headlines series is 320 pages of pure fun.

Halliday has created yet another laugh-out-loud whodunit. She breathes life into her mystery with a rich cast of vivid, pulp-fiction type characters and a heroine worth rooting for. 4 1/2 stars!"~ RT Book Reviews"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!"~ Fresh Fiction"Halliday writes the kind of books that just make you smile and put you in a great mood. They're just so enjoyable and I would without a doubt recommend this book to romance and mystery readers alike."~ Enchanted By Books"Very 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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Hollywood Confessions

Halliday, Gemma 2011

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a dead Hollywood producer, a slew of reality show contestants with juicy motives, and one tabloid reporter determined to get the truth!Allie Quick has high aspirations—much higher than reporting on the latest celebrity gossip for the L.

A. Informer, Hollywood's most notorious tabloid. But if she's going to join the ranks of the real reporters, she's going to need a headline worthy story under her belt. Which is just what she gets when the producer of the trashiest reality shows on TV winds up murdered, and Allie convinces her editor, Felix Dunn (from the High Heels Mysteries), that this story has her name written all over it.

Between an aging dance-off judge, a family with sextuplets and triplets, and the star of a little person dating show, Allie has no shortage of reality stars to question. But when she finds herself falling for her prime suspect, Allie's relationship with her editor is suddenly on the rocks, and her life is in danger.

This is one deadline Allie can't afford to miss!The Hollywood Headlines Mysteries:Hollywood Scandals - book #1Hollywood Secrets - book #2Hollywood Confessions - book #3Hollywood Holiday - short storyHollywood Deception - book #4Hollywood Homicide - book #5What critics are saying:"The latest in the Hollywood Headlines series is 320 pages of pure fun.

Halliday has created yet another laugh-out-loud whodunit. She breathes life into her mystery with a rich cast of vivid, pulp-fiction type characters and a heroine worth rooting for. 4 1/2 stars!"~ RT Book Reviews"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!"~ Fresh Fiction"Halliday writes the kind of books that just make you smile and put you in a great mood. They're just so enjoyable and I would without a doubt recommend this book to romance and mystery readers alike."~ Enchanted By Books"Very 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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Hollywood Deception

Halliday, Gemma 2012

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a dead tell-all host, a teen hacker-turned-sidekick, and a female tabloid reporter determined to catch a killer!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 #1Hollywood Secrets – book #2Hollywood Confessions – book #3Hollywood Holiday - short storyHollywood Deception – book #4Hollywood Homicide - book #5What 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! A fun read!"~ Fresh Fiction"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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Hollywood Holiday

Halliday, Gemma 2013

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a holiday treat, Hollywood style... ROCK STAR BECOMES REINDEER ROADKILLVisions of sensational headlines, not sugarplums, dance in L.A. Informer columnist Tina Bender’s head this holiday season.

When the drummer for an '80s hair-metal band falls from the top of a holiday parade float and gets trampled to death by eight not-so-tiny reindeer, Tina scoops the story of the year! But was the fall an accident, or something more sinister? Was the drummer's jilted lover involved? Or his newly discovered son? And what does the snowman have to do with it? Crack tabloid reporter Tina's on the case—determined to find out who's been naughty and who's been downright lethal! Note: This is a SHORT story, originally published under the title Twelve's Drummer Dying.

Hollywood Headlines Mysteries: Hollywood Scandals – book #1 Hollywood Secrets – book #2 Hollywood Confessions – book #3 Hollywood Holiday – holiday short story Hollywood Deception – book #4Hollywood Homicide - book #5What 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!" ~ Fresh Fiction"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.

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Hollywood Homicide

Halliday, Gemma 2018

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Today bestselling author Anne Marie Stoddard comes a reality show turned true crime drama, and one reporter undercover to catch a killer...Cameron Dakota, photographer and paparazza for the L.

A. Informer tabloid, thinks her relationship with movie star Trace Brody is her very own Hollywood happily-ever-after. That is until Trace proposes that the couple go on the reality TV show, Celebrity Relationship Rehab. While Trace assures her that it's just for publicity, and all the arguments are faked, Cam has her reservations.

Reservations that prove to be well-founded when the host of the reality show winds up dead, and Cam suddenly finds herself in the middle of a real-life crime drama!Cam knows the police are on the wrong trail, and when the producers make the decision to keep filming despite the murder, it's up to her to ferret out the killer in their midst.

Between a rap star with a reputation for violence, an aging soap opera star with a hidden past, a Kardashian-wanna-be, and the show's co-host and not-so-grieving widow, there are no shortage of people who would want the victim dead. Trapped in a house full of over-the-top suspects, forced into doing ridiculously hilarious relationship-saving drills, and with her every move watched by dozens of hidden cameras, Cam works to catch the story of her career and a cold blooded killer.

..before she finds herself canceled permanently!Hollywood Headlines Mysteries:Hollywood Scandals – book #1Hollywood Secrets – book #2Hollywood Confessions – book #3Hollywood Holiday – holiday short storyHollywood Deception – book #4Hollywood Homicide – book #5What critics are saying:"The latest in the Hollywood Headlines series is 320 pages of pure fun.

Halliday has created yet another laugh-out-loud whodunit. She breathes life into her mystery with a rich cast of vivid, pulp-fiction type characters and a heroine worth rooting for. 4 1/2 stars!"~ RT Book Reviews"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!"~ Fresh Fiction"Halliday writes the kind of books that just make you smile and put you in a great mood. They're just so enjoyable and I would without a doubt recommend this book to romance and mystery readers alike."~ Enchanted By Books"Very 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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Publication Order of Hartley Featherstone Books

Deadly Cool

Halliday, Gemma 2011

First I find out that my boyfriend is cheating on me. Then he’s pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And now he’s depending on me to clear his name. Seriously?As much as I wouldn’t mind watching him squirm, I know that he’s innocent. So I’m brushing off my previously untapped detective skills and getting down to business.

But I keep tripping over dead bodies and I’m still no closer to figuring out who did it. And what’s worse: all signs seem to point to me as the killer’s next victim. I really need to pick a better boyfriend next time.

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Social Suicide

Halliday, Gemma 2012

Twittercide: the killing of one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting.Call me crazy, but I figured writing for the Herbert Hoover High Homepage would be a pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper's brooding bad-boy editor, Chase Erikson.

But on my first big story, things went . . . a little south. What should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me discovering the homecoming queen–hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH's resident body finder, I'm stuck trying to prove that Sydney's death wasn't suicide.

I'm starting to long for the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza sticks or Tuesday Tacos. . . .

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Wicked Games

Halliday, Gemma 2021

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a cosplay convention that turns deadly...GamerCon has come to Silicon Valley, and high school reporter Hartley Grace Featherstone is excited to cover the convention that celebrates the history of video gaming and the latest break out titles causing a buzz on the scene.

Case in point: the much anticipated Athena's Quest by hot young game developer Connor Simon. However Hartley's cavorting with Pokémon and Mario-loving fans gets cut short when, before Hartley can even try out the new game, Connor is found dead—bludgeoned to death by a gaming console! GamerCon is suddenly a crime scene, Hartley is in the middle of a homicide story, and everyone at the convention is a suspect.

From Connor's gorgeous girlfriend, to his overbearing talent manager, to his former partner with a grudge and an agenda, and his teenage protégée with a secret, everyone in Connor's life had a reason to want him dead. With the help of her bubbly best friend and the bad-boy editor of her school paper, Hartley finds herself wading through suspects, crashing crime scenes, and digging up evidence.

..all while dodging her mom's new boyfriend who just happens to be the homicide detective assigned to Connor's case. As tensions escalate and the danger mounts, it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again...and it could be game over for Hartley!Hartley Grace Featherstone Mysteries:Deadly Cool – book #1Killer Looks – book #2Wicked Games – book #3"Irreverently funny voice.

.. wicked pace... explosive conclusion!"~ Booklist"Halliday balances the comedy and suspense notes well, keeping her characters intriguing and her narrative bright. Suspenseful fun."~ Kirkus Reviews"This fun and outrageous mystery is a perfect mix of humor and horror that will have readers laughing while they try to figure out 'whodunit.

'"~ School Library Journal"I absolutely adore this series and these characters... it's smart, funny and full of heart."~ The Book LifeRating: This book does not contain any scenes with graphic gore, violence, or sexual content. Its rating would be similar to a PG13 movie or Hallmark Channel mystery.

Themes encountered by real teens are explored, while keeping the overall rating and content appropriate for younger- and pre-teens. Consequences are shown for behaviors, and negative actions are not glorified.

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Publication Order of Anna Smith & Nick Dade Thrillers Books

Play Nice

Halliday, Gemma 2012

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday, comes Play Nice, her most thrilling novel yet! She faked her death to escape life as an assassin. But now her enemies have tracked her down, and this time they want her to stay dead.

Anya Danielovich was an assassin in her former life. But that was a long time ago. Today she's just Anna Smith--a single, thirtysomething woman living in San Francisco with a simple desire to lead a better life. But she's still haunted by her past--the people she killed, the mentor she betrayed, the woman she was.

She's taken care to cover her tracks, but she's beginning to feel like she's being watched…Nick Dade is a hired gunman--the best of the best. He's read Anya's file and, after weeks of surveillance, he's ready to pull the trigger…until someone else beats him to the punch.

With his agenda shattered, Nick suddenly finds himself thrown together with the woman he's been sent to eliminate. Who is she really? Who hired the second hit? And who can he trust? Together Nick and Anna find themselves embroiled in a web of deceit and desire as an unknown enemy closes in.

To unravel the truth, Anna must face her past even if that means risking both Nick's life and her own.

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Play Dead

Halliday, Gemma 2012

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes an action packed thriller full of suspenseful twists... She faked her death to escape life in a war torn country. But now her enemies have tracked her down, and this time they want her to stay dead.

Anya Danielovich lives with the guilt of what she had to do to survive when her native country divided against itself. But that was a long time ago. Today she’s become Anna Smith, a single, thirtysomething woman living in San Francisco with a simple desire to lead a better life.

Even if she is still haunted by her past—the enemies she made, the mentor she betrayed, the woman she was. She’s taken care to cover her tracks over the years, but she’s beginning to feel like she’s being watched… Nick Dade is a hired gunman, the best of the best.

He’s read Anya’s file, knows the unspeakable acts she committed, and after weeks of surveillance, he’s ready to pull the trigger on his latest target. That is until someone else beats him to the punch. With his agenda shattered, Dade is suddenly thrown together with the woman he’s been sent to eliminate.

Who is she really? Who hired the second hit? And who can he trust? What critics are saying:"Exciting first in a thriller series replete with hit men, high-speed chases, and international crime." ~ Publishers Weekly"Starts with a bang and doesn’t let up.

The action is gripping and the characters are compelling. Four stars!" ~ RT Book Review"Halliday combines investigation with the inevitable romance for a mystery that’s enjoyably 'by the book.'" ~ Kirkus ReviewNote: This is a second edition re-release of a work previously titled "Play Nice.

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Publication Order of Jamie Bond Books

Unbreakable Bond

Halliday, Gemma 2012

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a female PI who is on the case of fun, fashion, and murder...Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And her life is about to be shaken and stirred in a cocktail of lies, scandal, and one very dead body.

Jamie Bond is a former cover model who switches gears to take over the family business: The Bond Agency, a high-powered PI firm located in Los Angeles that specializes in domestic espionage—catching cheating husbands. Jamie's assembled a team of other disenchanted former models to help her take names and kick derrieres among LA's wealthiest philandering husbands.

Her current client: Mrs. Veronica Waterston, the young, distraught wife of superior court judge, Thomas Waterston, known for his tough sentencing, right-wing leanings, and his fondness for blondes with double D's. Easy target. But Jamie's simple case takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the not-so-good judge winds up on the ten o'clock news with a bullet through his head.

It's clear that someone has set Jamie up, and suddenly she's on the run, under fire, and in serious jeopardy of losing it all. With a hot ADA. on her trail, a killer on the loose, and her life on the line, Jamie must prove once and for all that nobody messes with a Bond.

The Jamie Bond Mysteries:Unbreakable Bond (book #1)Secret Bond (book #2)Lethal Bond (book #3)Bond Bombshell (short story)Dangerous Bond (book #4) Bond Ambition (short story)Fatal Bond (book #5)Deadly Bond (book #6)Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books:"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"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Secret Bond

Halliday, Gemma 2013

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a fashion model turned PI juggling two hot men, one cold case, and a whole lot of trouble... Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And she's got a license to thrill. Catching cheating husbands became Jamie Bond's life when her father was shot and wounded on the job, forcing Jamie to take over the family business: The Bond Agency.

But three years later, the PI is shocked when the gun that wounded her father surfaces during a high-profile murder trial. Is this the connection Jamie's been waiting for to finally nail her father's shooter? But, oddly enough, Derek Bond doesn't seem interested.

In fact, if Jamie didn't know better, she'd say he's even trying to stop her from looking into it. Along with her team of bombshell investigators, Jamie suddenly finds herself in the middle of a cold case that's heating up the media, dodging old grudges and new enemies, and questioning the motives of those closest to her.

If she can live with the truth, the secrets Jamie uncovers may just bring down more than a marriage this time. The Jamie Bond Mysteries: Unbreakable Bond (book #1) Secret Bond (book #2) Lethal Bond (book #3) Bond Bombshell (short story) Dangerous Bond (book #4) Bond Ambition (short story)Fatal Bond (book #5)Deadly Bond (book #6)Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books: "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 "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Bond Bombshell

Halliday, Gemma 2013

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a Jamie Bond Mysteries short story...Maya Alexander is the organized-and-in-charge office manager of the Bond Agency, Los Angeles's premier PI firm, specializing in catching cheating husbands.

But when Maya is thrust into the field to catch her first mark in the act, she realizes this case is personal. Her mark just happens to be her ex-fiancé... and things did not end well between them. Can Maya prove that he's repeating his past mistakes with his current wife? Or is something more sinister happening in Beverly Hills couple's life? Maya's past may have come back to haunt her, but she's determined to prove that no one can fool a Bond Girl.

The Jamie Bond Mysteries:Unbreakable Bond (book #1) Secret Bond (book #2) Lethal Bond (book #3) Bond Bombshell (short story) Dangerous Bond (book #4) Bond Ambition (short story)Fatal Bond (book #5)Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books:"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 "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Lethal Bond

Halliday, Gemma 2014

From New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Kindle bestselling author Gemma Halliday... Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And her luck may have just run out. P.I. Jamie Bond knows there's corruption in the Los Angeles County D.A.'s office. What she doesn't know is how far it runs and if her on-again, off-again love interest, A.

D.A. Aiden Prince, is involved. Is he aware of the danger lurking in his halls of justice? Is he dating his exotic beauty of a co-chair? And why are drug dealers making middle of the night calls to the D.A.? Jamie is determined to find out. But between one case of an "open marriage" wife who fears her husband is secretly monogamous, an Elvis obsessed musician crushing on her employee, and an over-sexed baby-boomer father, Jamie has her hands full.

Not to mention one hot photographer, Danny Flynn, who seems determined to take their relationship from "best friend" to "best night of her life." The boundaries between personal and professional blur in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, where no one can be trusted.

..and not everyone will make it out alive. Jamie Bond Mysteries: Unbreakable Bond (book #1) Secret Bond (book #2) Lethal Bond (book #3) Bond Bombshell (short story) Here’s what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books: "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 “Smart, funny and snappy… the perfect beach read!” - Fresh Fiction

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Dangerous Bond

Halliday, Gemma 2016

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes female PI Jamie Bond and a case of Murder Most Hilarious... Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And danger follows her everywhere. As a private investigator, Jamie Bond thought she had seen every sort of cheating-spouse case imaginable.

That is until she's hired by a wife who's afraid her husband is cheating...on his diet. Rodger Claremont lost mega-pounds eating sandwiches from the Hoagies chain and subsequently became their celebrity spokesman. A position his wife fears he'll quickly lose if the pounds come back on.

But what starts as a simple case of following a potentially unfaithful (to his diet) husband, turns deadly when Jamie finds Rodger murdered in his own home. Was the wife afraid of losing her sandwich fortune? Was it a competing fast-food chain out for revenge? Or did Rodger's friendship with a shady rapper named Heavy Cash have anything to do with it? Jamie vows to get to the bottom of it, even if it means stepping on the toes of the investigating assistant district attorney, Aiden Prince—a man Jamie could easily find herself falling for despite her budding attraction to her best friend, photographer Danny Flynn.

Caught between two men, Jamie finds herself road-tripping to Vegas, babysitting a pair of Senior Sleuths, searching for a missing ex-boyfriend, and tracking down a cold-blooded killer...who threatens to strike again!The Jamie Bond Mysteries:Unbreakable Bond (book #1) Secret Bond (book #2) Lethal Bond (book #3) Bond Bombshell (short story) Dangerous Bond (book #4) Bond Ambition (short story)Fatal Bond (book #5)Deadly Bond (book #6)Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books:"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 "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Bond Ambition

Halliday, Gemma 2017

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a short story that's long on fun! When Charley Alexander signs herself, and gal-pal Elaine, up for a cooking class with renowned Chef Machado, she expects a little fun, food, and wine among friends.

But what she gets instead are catty classmates, surprisingly simple recipes, and the shock of a lifetime when she finds the poisoned body of one of her fellow culinary students.The poisoner has to be someone at the class, and Charley is determined to find out who.

With the help of their private investigator friends at the Bond Agency, Charley and Elaine dig through an eclectic list of suspects, ticking them off one by one. But the closer they get to the truth, the more dangerous it becomes. And if they aren't careful, this may be their last meal!The Jamie Bond Mysteries:Unbreakable Bond (book #1) Secret Bond (book #2) Lethal Bond (book #3) Bond Bombshell (short story) Dangerous Bond (book #4) Bond Ambition (short story)Fatal Bond (book #5)Deadly Bond (book #6)Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books:"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 "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction

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Deadly Bond

Halliday, Gemma 2020

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes sass, lies, and rock 'n' roll in a humorous mystery that's sure to leave you guessing! Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And her life has never been more dangerous...Clients are usually beating down LA private investigator Jamie Bond's door, looking to hire her and her crew of Bond Girls.

But lately business has been slow, causing Jamie to take on some unusual clients. Case in point: the aging rock star who is sure his young alien-enthusiast wife is cheating on him. While Jamie has a feeling three decades of rock 'n' roll may have clouded his vision, she takes the case anyway—hey, money is money, right?Only when her client ends up dead under suspicious circumstances, Jamie is rethinking her career choices.

Especially when a second band member hires her, this time to put to rest an argument over the rights to the band's one hit song, "Hot Waitress." The song was mildly popular in the eighties, and after being recently used in a millennial-aimed TV commercial it's started generating big royalties—possibly big enough to kill over? Did the drummer with a temper finally snuff out his bandmate? Or was it the guitarist with a secret? The keyboard player with a decades-long grudge? Or did the younger wife simply decide she'd make out better as a widow than a divorcee? Between more suspects than she can trail, a side case involving frisky senior citizens, and two hot men both vying for her attention and demanding a decision, Jamie has more than she can handle.

Can she make it out alive? Or will this be the case that finally breaks her? The Jamie Bond Mysteries: Unbreakable Bond (book #1) Secret Bond (book #2) Lethal Bond (book #3)Bond Bombshell (short story) Dangerous Bond (book #4)Bond Ambition (short story)Fatal Bond (book #5)Deadly Bond (book #6)Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books: "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 "Smart, funny and snappy… the perfect beach read!" ~ Fresh Fiction

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Publication Order of Marty Hudson Mystery Books

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde

Halliday, Gemma 2016

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a modern, female driven new take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes...Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford University coffee bar, crashing various courses and lectures, and dodging the rent collector at her crummy apartment.

But when Marty suddenly finds out that a long-lost aunt has left her a Victorian home at 221 Baker Street in the heart of San Francisco, she's hopeful her luck is about to turn around! Okay, so the Victorian is run down and probably in need of more repairs than Marty could ever afford, but at least it's a link to family.

However when Marty starts sifting through the contents of the dilapidated home, she realizes her aunt's death may not have been natural...and might have been a case of murder! Taking her suspicions to the grumpy Detective Lastrade and the uber-hot medical examiner, Dr.

John Watson, only gets her a pair of doors slammed in her face. But Marty and Irene don't give up that easily. Instead, they invent fictitious private investigator, Sherlock Holmes, to open those doors for them! Between Marty's eclectic class-crashing knowledge and Irene's tech know-how, "Sherlock Holmes" investigates an over-the-hill yoga teacher, mob shops in Chinatown, pot dispensaries in the East Bay, and a slew of suspicious characters.

But when the killer returns—this time with Marty in sight!—even the great Holmes may not be able to save her...at least not without a little help from the girls.*Winner of the 2017 RONE Award for Best Mystery* The Marty Hudson Mysteries:Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde - book #1Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva - book #2What critics are saying: "One of the most anticipated of the fall releases happens to be one of THE BEST of the fall releases! Halliday and Rey have joined forces to create a SUPERLATIVE new cozy mystery series that will leave readers clamoring for more.

"~ Diane Morasco, Blogcritics Reviews"Move Over Sherlock...Marty is Here! I am a fan of Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey as individual authors, but teaming them together has been delightful experience!"~ Kings River Life Magazine"Great characters, a gripping mystery, an interesting supporting cast, and a really cool setting!"~ Night Owl ReviewsRating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva

Halliday, Gemma 2018

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a story about Sherlock Holmes, two savvy female detectives, and one chance to catch a killer and the hot Dr. Watson at the same time...If there's one thing Martha "Marty" Hudson can't say no to, it's her best friend Irene Adler.

So when Irene's little white lie about a fake detective named Sherlock Holmes turns into a real case from an actual paying client, Marty is all in. But their simple missing person case takes a deadly turn when the missing "person" ends up being a missing corpse.

Rebecca Lowery was an opera singer in life and, according to her sister, who hires the famous detective to find her, a diva with capital D. When her body goes missing after a supposedly accidental fall, Marty and Irene can think of several people who might want the diva to disappear permanently—especially if her missing body is actually hiding evidence of her murder.

Is it the boyfriend with a temper and a shady record, the jealous understudy who's now stealing the show, the creepy undertaker with possible ties to the underworld, or the estranged sister herself who now inherits everything? Marty and Irene aim to find out, even while trying to keep cool around the hot ME, Dr.

Watson, and dodging questions from the Irregulars blogger, Wiggins, about the mysterious man behind the name Sherlock Holmes. Will the ladies be able to pull this one off? Or are they in over their heads...and possibly about to take their own final bows?The Marty Hudson Mysteries:Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde - book #1Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva - book #2 What critics are saying about the Marty Hudson Mysteries:"This is a terrific new series featuring modern updated Sherlock Holmes characters.

I've been looking forward to reading this book as a fan of Sherlock Holmes and I was not disappointed."~ A Cozy BookNook"One of the most anticipated of the fall releases happens to be one of THE BEST of the fall releases! Halliday and Rey have joined forces to create a SUPERLATIVE new cozy mystery series that will leave readers clamoring for more.

"~ Blogcritics, Diane Morasco "This well-written book is loaded with fantastic, lovable characters. Marty's story is full of humor, mystery and suspense."~ BookLikesRating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Publication Order of Tahoe Tessie Books

Luck Be a Lady

Halliday, Gemma 2013

From New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Kindle Bestselling author, Gemma Halliday...Tessie King has just inherited the biggest casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada: the Royal Lakeside. What she didn't bargain for are the problems she inherited with it. Having left Tahoe years ago, the underbelly of the casino trade is a far cry from the art world Tessie is used to.

High-stakes cons, inside jobs, wise guys... Tessie quickly realizes she's in way over her head. And things go from bad to worse when questions start to arise about the nature of her father's death. Enter FBI agent Devin Ryder, member of the Nevada Organized Crime Task Force.

He's had his eye on the King family for months, and with the suspicious death of its leader, Ryder now his Tessie squarely in his sights. If Tessie doesn't want to be running her casino from behind bars, she needs to find out how her father really died, who's behind it, why, and how to get them into Agent Ryder's hot little hands before he gets his hands on her.

All the while catching a con-man, beating the competition, and running a multi-million dollar business. Tough job? Fo'get about it. All in a day's work for this lady luck.

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Baby It's Cold Outside

Halliday, Gemma 2015

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Gemma Halliday comes a very merry mystery set in in California's winter playground... Tessie King thought she knew all there was to know about tracking down bad guys after helping to find her father's killer.

But when she’s locked out of the Royal Palace Casino in South Lake Tahoe during an ice storm, she’s suddenly faced with the task of tracking her own would-be assassin.It’s Christmas Eve, the town is encased in ice, and it’s impossible to get law enforcement to respond without a dead body.

With besties Tate and Britton in tow—and head of security, Alfie, desperately trying to keep track of all three—Tessie sets out to find the person responsible. Will they find the attempted murderer before he can finish the job? Or will Santa be returning Tessie’s gifts this year?The Tahoe Tessie Mysteries:Luck Be A Lady (book #1)Hey Big Spender (book #2)Baby It's Cold Outside (holiday short story)Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books: "If you like your mysteries to have high-stakes this is one to pick up!"~ Night Owl Reviews"A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible.

" ~ Chicago Tribune "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction"Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep mystery fans happy!" ~ Publishers' Weekly, starred review

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Hey Big Spender

Halliday, Gemma 2015

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Gemma Halliday comes a cozy mystery full of fab food, murderous mobsters, and lots of laughter and love in Lake Tahoe! When Tessie King inherited the Royal Palace Hotel, Lake Tahoe's biggest resort, she inherited a cranky board of directors along with it.

A board that is demanding higher revenues, or Tessie's out. Faced with the possibility of losing her father’s legacy, Tessie turns to her staff to help her come up with a plan: film the season finale of Battle Buffet, the hottest cooking competition show on TV, at the resort.

It's a scheme sure to bring in the big bucks!But it also brings big trouble. When one of the casino’s wealthiest clients is found dead on the gaming floor, and the killer comes up incognito on the security footage, everyone is a suspect—from the television crew to the blue haired retirees at the slots.

Tessie teams up with her stepmother-turned-BFF and a hot snowboarding champ in a race against the clock to repair the casino's reputation, dodge mob accusations from the enticing FBI agent on the case, and track down a killer before any more of her big spenders end up sleeping with the fishes.

The Tahoe Tessie Mysteries:Luck Be A Lady (book #1)Hey Big Spender (book #2)Baby It's Cold Outside (holiday short story)What critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books:"Hey Big Spender hits the jackpot!"~ Fresh Fiction"If you like your mysteries to have high-stakes, this is one to pick up!"~ Night Owl Reviews"A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible.

" ~ Chicago Tribune "Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep mystery fans happy!" ~ Publishers’ Weekly, *starred review*

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Publication Order of Wine & Dine Mysteries Books

A Sip Before Dying

Halliday, Gemma 2019

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes the USA Today bestselling first book in the Wine & Dine Mysteries series, full of mystery, laughter, and romance in wine country...The Oak Valley Vineyard has been in Emmy Oak's family for generations.

So when the small Sonoma winery is suddenly in financial trouble and in danger of being gobbled up by the corporate giants, Emmy moves home to try to save her legacy with her modern culinary know-how. First step—she throws a party showcasing her latest vintage and signature tasty treats to a group of wine country's most elite enthusiasts.

Only when one of her VIP guests sips a glass of poisoned wine and dies in her cellar, Emmy's name is on everyone lips for all the wrong reasons.The victim was the young, boy-toy husband of one of Silicon Valley's most successful female CEOs... and his playboy ways and suspicious spending habits have almost no one mourning his death.

Enter Detective Christopher Grant, recent SFPD transplant, who is assigned to the case and immediately homes in on Oak Valley. But Emmy is determined to clear her winery's name—even if Grant's dark eyes, sexy smile, and mysterious past threaten to distract her.

After calling in the big guns to help her—a.k.a. her jewelry designer best friend and copious amounts of cookie dough ice cream—Emmy finds herself digging through a slew of suspects to uncover crimes, grudges, and secret affairs that could put a soap opera to shame.

Can Emmy find out just which of the upper crust poisoned the victim's vintage...or will Emmy's next sip be her last?**Simple and delicious recipes & affordable wine pairings included!**"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre: she knows how to blend suspense, laughter, and romance in all the right doses.

"~ Fresh Fiction"I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!"~ The Book Breeze"The Wine & Dine Mystery series by Gemma Halliday could definitely be a movie on the Hallmark channel. The reader gets so captivated by the story that before you know it, you are at the end of the book and trying to catch your breath!!!"~ Cozy Mystery Book ReviewsWine & Dine Mysteries:A Sip Before Dying – book #1Chocolate Covered Death – book #2Victim in the Vineyard – book #3Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4Death in Wine Country - book #5Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Chocolate Covered Death

Halliday, Gemma 2019

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a deliciously deadly mystery in the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine Mysteries series...In order to boost her struggling family winery's reputation, Emmy Oak throws a Wine and Chocolate party for the Sonoma Valley elite—featuring her delicious drinks alongside her friend Leah's decadently chocolaty desserts.

But when Leah's ex-husband's new trophy wife turns up dead after the party, the police paint Leah in the role of main suspect and the only thing anyone in town can talk about is the murder at the Chocolate Bar. In order to save face and her friend, Emmy finds herself infiltrating high society and sorting among the catty and cantankerous for her killer.

Did the victim's rare-wine brokering business have anything to do with it? Or was it the hot new golf pro at the club or the frenemy with a jealous streak? Or maybe her husband found a less messy way than divorce to end their short and unhappy marriage? Emmy isn't sure, but she knows a mysterious man in a cowboy had has something to do with it, and the deeper she digs, the more trouble seems to follow her.

Between crashing the country club, dodging danger, and trying to stay one step ahead of the sexy Detective Christopher Grant, Emmy has her work cut out for her to catch a killer...before hers is the next death by chocolate! **Simple and delicious recipes & affordable wine pairings included!** "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"I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!"~ The Book Breeze "The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow.

"~ Cozy Mystery Book ReviewWine & Dine Mysteries:A Sip Before Dying - book #1Chocolate Covered Death - book #2Victim in the Vineyard - book #3 Marriage, Merlot & Murder - book #4 Death in Wine Country – book #5Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Victim in the Vineyard

Halliday, Gemma 2019

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes the next mouthwatering mystery in wine country in the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine mysteries!It's a dream come true for Emmy Oak to be hosting the Sonoma Fall Food & Wine Festival at her family-run Oak Valley Vineyards.

..and even more exciting to have secured TV celebu-chef Tyler Daniels to MC the event! He's sure to bring in just the type of crowd her struggling winery needs to stay afloat. But when the demanding star is found shot to death in Emmy's vineyard, her dream quickly turns into a Wine Country nightmare Things only get worse when Detective Christopher Grant sets his sights set on Emmy's sommelier and friend, Jean Luc, as his prime suspect.

Despite her growing feelings for the tall, dark, and dangerously hot detective, Emmy knows Jean Luc is innocent—and it's up to her to prove it. Along with her sidekick-slash-best-friend, Ava, she wades through the foodie crowd and finds no shortage of people who had a grudge against the TV chef.

And no shortage of secrets worth killing for, especially when Emmy uncovers that Tyler wasn't exactly who he pretended to be. With her reputation on the line, her Food & Wine festival going to pieces, and the danger mounting, can Emmy catch a killer.

..before she becomes the next victim in the vineyard? **Simple and delicious recipes and affordable wine pairings included!** "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"I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!"~ The Book Breeze"The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow."~ Cozy Mystery Book ReviewWine & Dine Mysteries:A Sip Before Dying – book #1Chocolate Covered Death – book #2Victim in the Vineyard – book #3Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4Death in Wine Country – book #5Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Marriage, Merlot & Murder

Halliday, Gemma 2020

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes the next deliciously deadly mystery in wine country in the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine mysteries!Emmy Oak is hosting her first wedding at her family's Oak Valley Vineyards, and she's worked hard to make sure it goes smoothly.

And why wouldn't it? The blushing bride is beautiful, the groom is charming, and the parents-of-the-bride are paying Emmy a tidy fee that may just put her struggling winery in the black next month. Only all her best laid plans fizzle faster than flat champagne when the groom goes missing just moments before the ceremony…and Emmy finds him bludgeoned to death on her terrace! Suddenly Emmy's dream wedding turns into a crime scene, and when the entirely-too-enticing Detective Christopher Grant sets his sights on the wrong suspect, Emmy knows it's up to her to find out who committed the matrimonial murder.

Was it the overprotective father-of-the-bride who seems to be harboring secrets of his own? The jealous ex-boyfriend with a violent streak? The victim's calloused and cunning cousin? Or was the groom charming women other than his fiancée…and his philandering ways finally caught up to him? Emmy isn't sure, but the deeper she digs, the more she realizes the victim wasn't exactly innocent…and his killer may threaten to strike again! **Simple and delicious recipes & affordable wine pairings included!** "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" I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!"~ The Book Breeze"The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow.

"~ Cozy Mystery Book ReviewWine & Dine Mysteries:A Sip Before Dying – book #1Chocolate Covered Death – book #2Victim in the Vineyard – book #3Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4Death in Wine Country – book #5Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Death in Wine Country

Halliday, Gemma 2020

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes murder, mirth, and mouth-watering delicacies in the next novel in the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine Mysteries!While Emmy Oak started her culinary career as a personal chef to the stars, she's perfectly content to now be back home at her family's Oak Valley Vineyards, running the small but plucky winery.

However, when one of her past clients—soap opera star Carrie Cross—purchases a vacation home in Wine Country, Emmy is happy to cater her housewarming party. Only, what starts as a Hollywood- worthy affair ends in tragedy, as one of Carrie's costar guests is killed, and everyone is a suspect.

Detective Christopher Grant immediately sets his sights on Carrie's husband, and this time Emmy isn't so sure the tall, dark, and too-handsome-for-her-own-good detective is wrong. She has her own suspicions about the former child actor and his wife's costar.

But when a blackmail scheme, a wealthy estranged family, and a shifty cowboy from the wrong side of the tracks enter the scene, Emmy realizes Carrie's husband isn't the only person with reason to want the victim dead. As the danger mounts, the suspects multiply, and things heat up between Emmy and Grant, the killer homes in on a new target.

..and this is one party Emmy may not be leaving alive!**Simple and delicious recipes and affordable wine pairings included!** "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre."~ Fresh Fiction"I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads.

I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!"~ The Book Breeze"The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow."~ Cozy Mystery Book ReviewWine & Dine Mysteries:A Sip Before Dying – book #1Chocolate Covered Death – book #2Victim in the Vineyard – book #3Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4Death in Wine Country – book #5Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play

Halliday, Gemma 2020

From #1 Amazon & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a new fashionably fatal culinary mystery novel in the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine Mysteries!Emmy Oak has always been a fan of her best friend Ava's handmade silver jewelry.

So when Ava gets a chance to showcase her pieces at a charity fashion show for Wine Country's elite, both women are thrilled. That is, until the model wearing Ava's custom emerald necklace is murdered after her runway walk and the gem is stolen! The theft of the expensive jewel means Ava could lose everything, including her shop, Silver Girl.

.. unless Emmy can help her track down a killer and find the missing emerald!While the enticing Detective Grant might be looking at the death as a burglary-gone-wrong, Emmy isn't so sure that's the case. The model's name was Gia Monroe, and Emmy quickly learns that she made her fair share of enemies in life.

From the flamboyant designer overheard threatening her just before the fashion show, to her agent with a shady secret and a precarious hold on his talent, to an eccentric rival designer with a grudge, no one seems to be grieving Gia's death. And when Emmy discovers Gia may have had a mysterious stalker, she realizes any one of them could have murdered the model.

Between running her small winery and navigating the catty world of high fashion, Emmy tries to stay one step ahead of the danger...before the killer strikes again! **Simple and delicious recipes and affordable wine pairings included!** "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre.

"~ Fresh Fiction"I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!"~ The Book Breeze"The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow."~ Cozy Mystery Book ReviewWine & Dine Mysteries:A Sip Before Dying – book #1Chocolate Covered Death – book #2Victim in the Vineyard – book #3Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4Death in Wine Country – book #5Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6Witness at the Winery – book #7Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters.

Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

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Viva Las Vegas

Halliday, Gemma 2010

The Queen of Hearts: Mary Halligan can’t get over her ex-fiancé, can’t get a date to her sister’s wedding, and can’t help being faced with happily ever after everyday at the wedding chapel where she works for an Elvis impersonating reverend. The Full House: Ella Campbell is a former showgirl turned minivan driving mom who can’t quite figure out how it happened that she and her perfect husband are sleeping in separate rooms.

The Ace of Clubs: Kit (just Kit) is a magician’s assistant who wishes she could make her attraction for her married boss disappear. The Straight Flush: David Shepard is a flamboyant showboy with only one thing hotter than his dancing career - his lover’s jealous temper.

Four friends. Four different points of view. One story of love, loss and lust in the most decadent place on earth. The only question is, what are the odds of finding true love in the city of sin?REVIEWSAcclaim for the novels and stories of Gemma Halliday:“Stylish.

.. nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!” - Publishers Weekly, starred review “A winner,”“fast-paced style, interesting characters and story meant for the keeper shelf. 4 1/2 stars!” - Romantic Times“A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible.

” - The Chicago Tribune “Fresh and witty little number that will appeal if you like sparkling, good stories.” “Full marks go to Ms. Halliday on what promises to be a very successful debut to a fabulous career.” - Romance Junkies “Gemma Halliday writes like a seasoned author leaving the reader hanging on to every word.

” - Once Upon A Romance “If you have not read these books, then you are really missing out on a fantastic experience, chock full of nail-biting adventure, plenty of hi-jinks, and hot, sizzling romance. Can it get any better than that?” - Romance Reviews Today

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Watching You

Halliday, Gemma 2008

From #1 Kindle, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a short story that will keep you guessing...Isabella is being watched. 4:15pm, Starbucks. 9:07pm, home from work. 9:26pm a long, leisurely bubble bath. Someone is cataloguing her every move, listening to her every word, developing an obsession with her.

And the beautiful young attorney doesn't have a clue, has no idea that an unseen man is busy making his own plans for her. Plans that will change her life forever..."Combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible." ~The Chicago Tribune "Nonstop action.

..guaranteed to keep mystery fans happy."~Publishers' Weekly "Halliday is on top of her game."~Booklist**Includes a sneak peek at the upcoming PLAY DEAD, thriller suspense novel!**

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Confessions of a Bombshell Bandit

Halliday, Gemma 2010

From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a short story of one woman who isn't going to put up with it anymore and is doing more than posting her #metoo... . All Carrie Cabot ever wanted was a little freedom...sandy beaches, tropical breezes, drinks with little umbrellas in them.

Instead she got an overbearing landlord, a booty-grabbing boss, and a repo man just waiting for her to park her car in the open. But Carrie's life takes a drastic turn for the worse when she's not only fired from her job at L.A. Mutual Bank, but also robbed by the sexiest bank robber alive and evicted from her apartment all in the same day.

That's it. No more Miss Nice Chick. Carrie hatches a plan to take back her life, one involving skimpy bikinis, semi-automatic weapons, and one big bank heist. If Carrie can pull this one off, she just might realize her island dreams after all. That is, if Mr.

Sexy doesn't beat her to the big score...**Predators & Editors Readers' Poll Award Winner - Best Mainstream Short Story**"Gemma Halliday's story will leave the reader howling with laughter!This delightful tale is exceptionally clever as the reader is lulled into accepting Carrie's viewpoint.

Well done!" ~ Kwips and Kritiques"I also adore Gemma Halliday's 'Confessions Of A Bombshell Bandit', another short story that has me putting the author's name on the top of the list the next time I go book shopping because I love this author's voice! I love unrepentant Carrie in all her glory and I love this story.

"~ Mrs. Giggles, Book Reviewer

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Dreams & Desires

Bantwal, Shobhan 2007

True love, freedom, self-worth, security... Dreams and desires of the ordinary woman, or man. From best friends who discover love to a young woman looking for a place to belong to a woman finding love again, this collection of sixteen stories celebrates the attainment of all one can dream or desire.

Which one do you secretly yearn for? By purchasing this collection, you can help turn someone's nightmare into the pursuit of dreams. Every year, four million women are assaulted by their partners. At Freya's Bower, we want to do our part to bring this statistic down to zero.

To this end, all net proceeds from every Dreams and Desire anthology purchased will go to St. Bernard's Battered Woman's Shelter in New Orleans. (They have just rebuilt this past year from Katrina.) Through education and support, we can make a difference.

Authors (in alphabetical order of last name): Shobhan Bantwal, Marci Baun, Jenna Bayley-Burke, Mychael Black, Amanda Brice, M.E. Ellis, Gemma Halliday, Candace Havens, Babe King, Bonnie Kinsey, Adelle Laudan, Susan Lyons, Debbie Mumford, Kari Lee Townsend, Lois Winston, and Barbara Witek.

Foreword by Carol Anne Davis.

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These Boots Were Made for Strutting

Cach, Lisa 2008
When three women order shoes online at Hiheelia.com, their "magical" purchases help them kick-start their love lives by transforming them into sexy, confident beauties. Original. Read More

Pushing Up Daisies

Langtry, Leslie 2017

Spring into fun with these spring themed short stories by USA Today bestselling and award winning authors! Enjoy a little mystery, a hint of romance, and a lot of laughter with these shorts from some of Gemma Halliday Publishing's bestselling series. Stories include: Fishing Badge Murder (a Merry Wrath Mystery) by Leslie LangtryA Drizzle Before Dying (a Cookies & Chance Mystery) by Catherine BrunsNot-So-Bright Hopes (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) by Gin Jones & Elizabeth AshbyMystic Wedding Bell Blues (a Mystic Isle Mystery) by Sally J.

Smith & Jean SteffensRhinestone Ransom (a Gemstone Mystery) by Jennifer FischettoStrawberry Swirl & Suspicion (a Cambria Clyne Mystery) by Erin HussThat Dog Won't Hunt (A Birdwell, Texas Mystery) by Aimee GilchristSailing into Love (a Love in the City romantic comedy) by Melissa Baldwin

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Cozy Christmas Shorts

Halliday, Gemma 2016

Enjoy this USA Today bestselling collection of holiday themed cozy mystery short stories in some of our most popular series! Written by #1 Amazon, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling authors! These short holiday bites are perfect for enjoying while waiting in shopping lines or binge-reading over a cup of hot cocoa.

Stories include:Baby It's Cold Outside (Tahoe Tessie Mysteries)by Gemma Halliday & T. Sue VerSteegHave Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (Greatest Hits Mysteries)by Leslie LangtryChristmas Al Dente (Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries)by Jennifer L. HartMisdemeanors & Mistletoe (Jamie Winters Mysteries)by Kelly ReyChristmas, Spies & Dead Guys (Gianna Mancini Mysteries)by Jennifer Fischetto

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