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New York Times, USA Today, and number-one Kindle best-selling 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 antifashion 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.

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Critic Reviews

"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)

"Smart, funny and snappy...the perfect beach read!" (Fresh Fiction)

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Paradise, Pageants, and ....Murder

I just discovered this series. I was delighted. I'm going to go back at the first so I have lots of enjoyable listening ahead of me!
I love all the characters. I want to hang out with them!

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Irritatingly Dumb

I had forgotten how frequently stupid Mattie is and how grating the narrator's voice gets. She sounds extraordinarily ditzy. I hate the author's use of phrases like "I did a deep breath" which is how Junie B Jones talks in that children's book.
I was in the mood for cheerful and silly, but this was too dumb.

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Lee Ann

Another enjoyable book in the series. Not her best though.
Enjoyed the entire series, look forward to more books. Thanks