- Series: Jaine Austen Mysteries
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Kensington (June 7, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0758207816
- ISBN-13: 978-0758207814
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,983,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shoes To Die For (Jaine Austen Mysteries) Hardcover – May 31, 2005
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More About the Author
She and her husband live in Los Angeles.
Readers are welcome to contact her at Jaineausten@aol.com or on her website at www.lauralevinemysteries.com
Top Customer Reviews
Fans of this series will love the latest entry. All the charm and sarcastic humor of the others is present. I smiled, giggle, and laughed my way through the entire book. The book is very well set up. By the time the murder takes place, you are aware of several suspects. And how can you not love such an inventive murder weapon? The ending felt a little rushed to me and definitely could have used a few more pages to better flesh things out.
This book will appeal to those who love light mysteries. If that's you, this series is in fashion.
The mystery was solved eventually by Jaine in the nick of time. Although the culpret was not Jaine's first choice, she eventually figured it out.
This series is refreshing and cleverly written. You will enjoy it too!
In the superficial land of Los Angeles, Jaine is a diamond in the rough, whose elastic-waist pants separate her from all of the plastic Barbie dolls traipsing around Rodeo Drive.Read more ›
Jaine's neighbour, Lance, is between boyfriends and feeling bored. The solution: to glamourise the fashion-challenged Jaine. And against her better judgement, Jaine agrees to allow Lance to "spiff" her up. A three thousand dollar Prada suit and an expensive haircut later, and Jaine is looking very polished and quite glamourous. But the best part is that because of Lance's boredom, Jaine just might have landed a very lucrative assignment writing an ad for Passions, Lance's favourite fashionable clothing boutique. But when Jaine arrives early one morning to pitch her ideas, she finds Passions most detested employee, Frenchie, dead, stabbed in the neck with one of her own stilettos. And when another Passions employee, Becky, whom Jaine rather likes, ends up on the police's suspect list, Jaine finds herself, once again, donning her detective hat in order to hunt for Frenchie's real murderer.
"Shoes to Die For" was a nice, uncomplicated and amusing read. The mystery wasn't the most complex or the most intriguing I'd ever read, but Laura Levine's light and breezy prose style made it quite the entertaining read. I, especially enjoyed the colourful and wacky (no other way to describe it) e-mail exchanges that Jaine had with both her parents. The only thing that annoyed after a while was the author's penchant for stating that Jaine had said or done something and then taking it back, and letting us know that Jaine hadn't really acted that way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Came undamaged and in a timely manner. Worked great for Christmas! I didn't read the book, so I have no comments on the book content!Published 1 month ago by cydney williams
Love the writing and imaginative story lines. Particularly love Prozac the cat and her relationship with Jaine.Published 5 months ago by K. Jensen
I love Jaine Austen and this book is no exception. I read it in just two sittings and I did enjoy all the crazy antics of Jaine as she explores fashion though her primary outfits... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Author Jane B Night
Another great read from Ms. Levine. Reads quickly, funny, and very entertaining.Published 5 months ago by Roll-On U Bears
Only gave this book a 4 because while it was delightful and fast paced it was very light reading. Could have finished in one reading/sitting if I had had the time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M.J.Walker