Presley Thurman

5 books in series
3 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

Stilettos & Scoundrels Publisher's Summary

Presley Thurman, a sassy, thirty-something red-head, was looking to reinvent herself. She didn't allow the fact she was recently fired to bother her - she was ready to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Presley is a lover of shopping and Starbucks, and even though she sometimes had bad taste in men, she always had great taste in clothes. Not looking back on corporate America, Presley decided to follow her dream. With her feisty nature and a spirit to not "sweat the small stuff" she was ready to tackle any challenge (even if she had no idea how she would pay the bills).

When her friend Trevor offered her a job with his online magazine to interview public figures, she jumped at the chance. However, the new job turned into something unexpected when the U.S. Senator she was slated to write about was murdered - in her home town! Presley was excited - she hadn't seen so much buzz since the spring sample sale at Saks. She was ready for this adventure, even if it didn't seem to fit neatly into her life. She couldn't pass up the opportunity to be in the middle of the buzz. Presley was determined (not to mention curious) to find the killer and write her story. After all, she couldn't afford her shoe habit without a job and she was certainly not one to shy away from danger.

The only thing standing in her way was an old high school fling, Cooper Sands, head of the Senator's security. He was not actually standing in her way, but because of his good looks, he was the biggest distraction and one she was having the hardest time overcoming. Cooper felt it was too dangerous for Presley to look for a killer and tried to distract her with reliving the past; which Presley found more dangerous than any killer. While she attempted to resist Cooper's good looks and charm, Presley was able to discover the Senator's wife, Helen, had been having an affair... with her best friend's boyfriend! Did Helen kill the Senator? Or was it the Senator's love of gambling that got him killed? And what was Cooper's secret tie to the mob boss Garrison Palazzo? Presley was betting her favorite pair of Manolo's she will find the killer... but will time run out!

©2010 Laina Turner (P)2012 Laina Turner
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  • Book 1

    • Stilettos & Scoundrels

    • The Presley Thurman Mysteries
    • By: Laina Turner
    • Narrated by: Margie Lenhart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Presley Thurman, a sassy, thirty-something red-head, was looking to reinvent herself. She didn't allow the fact she was recently fired to bother her - she was ready to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Presley is a lover of shopping and Starbucks, and even though she sometimes had bad taste in men, she always had great taste in clothes. Not looking back on corporate America, Presley decided to follow her dream. With her feisty nature and a spirit to not "sweat the small stuff" she was ready to tackle any challenge (even if she had no idea how she would pay the bills).

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Necklaces & Nooses

    • A Presley Thurman Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Laina Turner
    • Narrated by: Moniece Robinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    When Presley's boss is found hanging, she thinks it's suicide - until the police discover its homicide. Who would want to kill the owner of a high end women's boutique? Presley's not sure but she's determined to find out.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Handbags & Hooligans

    • A Presley Thurman Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Laina Turner
    • Narrated by: Ashley Ulery
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Presley went to Vegas to watch her friend Anna get married and the event turned into solving the mystery the disappearance of her brother’s girlfriend. But Ashley wasn't exactly the school teacher she appeared to be. Who was she and was she kidnapped?

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Mistletoe & Murder

    • The Presley Thurman Mysteries
    • By: Laina Turner
    • Narrated by: Danielle Daly
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In this short story Presley goes home for Christmas expecting it to be a relaxing holiday until her old boyfriend, Brian, asks for her help finding out who has been stealing from him and it turns from theft to murder. Why would anyone want to kill Tommy and what was he hiding?

    Regular price: $3.95

  • Book 8

    • Vows & Victims

    • The Presley Thurman Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Laina Turner
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Presley goes back home to help Katy plan for her wedding to Chris and instead of nuptial bliss, realtor Bethany Granville is found dead in Katy’s salon. Katy didn’t even know Bethany. Ever curious Presley wants to solve the murder but as usual things aren’t that simple and grow even more complicated when ex-friend Dirt who was in jail for murder escapes. Is he headed back into town? And did Chris know Bethany? All these are questions Presley is determined to get the answers to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the wedding that never happened due to a murder.

    • By Debra Nasca on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $14.95