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Sweetheart in High Heels (a High Heels Mysteries short story #5.75) [Kindle Edition]

Gemma Halliday
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

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Book Description

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series!

"Gemma Halliday's Maddie Springer is like the west coast version of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum - only more stylish!"
- LG Book Club

aA High Heels Mysteries short story
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!

****SHORT STORY***** This is an 11,000 word short story.

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

Here’s 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

Here’s what readers are saying about The High Heels Mysteries:

"Do you like Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, J.D. Robb, or Stephanie Bond? Then you'll LOVE Gemma Halliday's High Heels series!"
- Nikki

"The high heels books are one part Fashion Police's Joan Rivers, one part Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, and one part Agatha Christie cozy - which all add up to pure fun."
- Jessica

"A wicked mystery... as heartwarming as any Nicholas Sparks book!"
- Melissa


Product Details

  • File Size: 402 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KKXQZM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,357 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant! January 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
although this is a short story it is still an addicting story to read just like the rest of the high heel stories! its sweet and quirky and i can't get enough of Maddie and Ramirez!! its a fun and entertaining read and you'll be sad that it is over so quickly!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK for what it is December 14, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
A lot of people were upset by how short this is. It's true. But having checked in advance, it didn't really bother me to pay a buck or two to be entertained for a half-hour. Not a bad little story.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweetheart in High Heels January 3, 2012
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Gemma Halliday writes this series, which is just one of the funniest, fastest moving, and greatest reads!!! I rate this as high or higher than any of the Jan "E" books. These are so funny, but the characters don't get lost in the same old same old ruts. The ending is always a surprise....which I love in a mystery.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars short story but still great! October 24, 2011
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This book is kinda a in between short story for the high heel mystery series. I had to have it after reading the series and it didn't disappoint!! Can't wait for the next book in the series!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it January 4, 2013
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I loved reading all of the high heel series. I could not wait to read what trouble Maddie found herself in.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! December 26, 2012
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Quick Read! Romance and mysteries in one book, highly recommend. NY Times best seller book set series. Read them all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really good short read!! September 11, 2012
By Milly
Format:Kindle Edition
A sassy & upbeat FUN murder mystery as likeable wife Maddie tries to solve her detective husband's murder case behind his back in the hopes of finally spending quality anniversary time together because he is always being dragged away from her on a case. This has all the ingredients of a full length novel, it is not high tension and suspense, but instead, condensed into a snappy and perky short mystery story which was very enjoyable to read and left this reader feeling satisfied at the end.
I have no problem recommending this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a "sweetheart"of a story January 12, 2012
By ladyl
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what can i say?gemma has a way with her high heels series and her charecters are well developed,funny and as for maddie,always getting in trouble. she is always at the wrong place at the wrong/right time. ramirez sure knows how to make up for lost "dates" with maddie's one downfall. SHOES. 5stars for another homerun for gemma(and betty white)linda lonetto
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Easy beach read- enjoying the entire series
Published 4 days ago by Susan Bloom
4.0 out of 5 stars OK read
I really loved the red carpet scenes, super comical. Although this was a really short story, I thought there could have been more details in the mystery, instead it ended quite... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steel86
5.0 out of 5 stars Gemma Has Another Winner...
Gemma Halliday does it again. Maddie Springer is a very enjoyable character. She has a difficult time understanding what the word No means. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Book Worm
5.0 out of 5 stars Too cute!
More good reading in the high heels series. Just can't emphasize how much I like them. Hope they keep coming.
Published 2 months ago by Phycilla Gable
5.0 out of 5 stars WANT MORE
REALLY ENJOYED THIS SERIES. AND WANT MORE. LOTS OF LAUGHS RELAXING READING AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD. TI THE NEXT BOOK.
Published 2 months ago by Eugenia Hansler
4.0 out of 5 stars good light read
just another of Gemma's great light read series. Good books to take anywhere to read, esp in a Dr.'s waiting room.
Published 3 months ago by Karen W. Diehl
5.0 out of 5 stars Very short
But very sweet. True love reins. What to get for a first anniversary present, while Maddy is on that mission another body shows up.. Read more
Published 3 months ago by shirleen miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my wow
I really enjoy these books. I would recommend them to anyone. There is humor mystery and just enough romance and shoes to balance it all out! Definitely worth the price!!!!!!
Published 4 months ago by Tiffany Gross
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
I enjoyed reading all of the High Heels Mysteries. I've read all of them including the Novella's and would recommend them to anyone.
Published 5 months ago by Kathy K
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart It
Maddie Springer saves the day again. She is a sweatheart all her own, in her own style. I have ten (10) of these Gemma Halliday books for Maddie and they are worthwhile and I... Read more
Published 5 months ago by sblettuce
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More About the Author

In her previous life, Gemma worked in such diverse jobs as a film and television actress, a teddy bear importer, a department store administrator, a preschool teacher, a temporary tattoo artist, and a 900 number psychic. Luckily, she sold her first book, Spying in High Heels, in 2005, ending her string of eclectic employment.

Since then, Gemma has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Reader's Choice award and three RITA nominations. She now makes her home in the San Francisco Bay area, where she is hard at work on her next book.

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