Nikki Harper

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

The Bad Always Die Twice Publisher's Summary

Set in Hollywood, The Bad Always Die Twice is the first of a wildly entertaining series set amidst the bright lights, big egos, and Botoxed brows of Hollywood. It is partly the glitz and glamour of Jackie Collins novels and partly the LA streets of hard-boiled James Ellroy. Who better to tell this tale than Cheryl Crane, daughter of Hollywood legend Lana Turner and actor-restaurateur Joseph Stephen Crane? Cheryl was involved in the Johnny Stompanato scandal of the same period. She allegedly killed the hoodlum, because he threatened to kill her mother.

This mystery features Nikki Harper, the daughter of a screen goddess, who is raised in a completely dysfunctional home populated by a cast of crazies but who did not follow in her mother’s footsteps. Instead, Nikki is a real-estate agent who wants a quiet, comfortable life with a little love and happiness thrown in.

Up until now, Nikki always thought that dead meant dead. But then film icon Rex March turns up freshly murdered in the bed of Nikki’s best friend after being reported dead six months ago. A little distrustful of law enforcement, Nikki feels compelled to solve the murder on her own. Her acquaintances range from the pinnacle of Hollywood royalty to the bottom of Tinseltown’s barrel, including a not-so-grieving widow, a conniving younger lover, a best friend with secrets, a jilted mistress, a “closeted” confidante, a wacky neighbor, and a scheming business partner. Rex has a gaping hole where his eye used to be, and Nikki knows a lot of people with motives for the murder. The killer is getting ready for a repeat performance, so Nikki must act fast before her own screen fades to black.

©2011 Cheryl Crane (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Bad Always Die Twice

    • By: Cheryl Crane
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Set in Hollywood, The Bad Always Die Twice is the first of a wildly entertaining series set amidst the bright lights, big egos, and Botoxed brows of Hollywood. It is partly the glitz and glamour of Jackie Collins novels and partly the LA streets of hard-boiled James Ellroy. Who better to tell this tale than Cheryl Crane, daughter of Hollywood legend Lana Turner and actor-restaurateur Joseph Stephen Crane?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • One Was Enough

    • By angel on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • Imitation of Death

    • By: Cheryl Crane
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Nikki Harper is a superstar among Hollywood realtors. Among private investigators however, she’s strictly amateur, and her first case was a Waterworld-sized disaster. But when a body turns up in a dumpster behind Victoria Bordeaux’s mansion, Nikki feels duty-bound to get involved. Before his demise, Eddie Bernard was the über-privileged son of one of the biggest television producers of all time - and a spoiled, violent, party-boy loser. The list of people glad to see him gone could stretch across Bel Air.

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 3

    • The Dead and the Beautiful

    • A Nikki Harper Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Cheryl Crane
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Realtor Nikki Harper is often privy to the kind of celebrity secrets the tabloids would kill to hear - but the latest murder case to rock Tinsel Town is truly shocking. Ryan Melton is well known as the arm-candy husband of former child star Diara Elliott. Beautiful and ambitious, Diara appears on the television series Casa Capri, which stars none other than Nikki’s mother, Victoria Bordeaux. In fact, Nikki recently met Ryan and Diara at one of her mother’s parties. Now Ryan’s lifeless body has been found by his swimming pool, and the security tapes have mysteriously been erased....

    Regular price: $20.97