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Claire Fontaine Crime Fighter: A novel of life and death....and shoes

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
A Novel of Life and Death...and ShoesClaire Fontaine is sassy, sexy, sophisticated, and rich. Henry Bennett is fat, sloppy, slow, and a bad dresser. He's a private eye, and as far as he's concerned, she's his assistant. As far as she's concerned, he's her partner. Their entire relationship, in fact, is one big difference of opinion, and the results are hilarious.Now Henry ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Minotaur Books
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Mar 02, 2014 Dawn rated it it was ok
This book was so odd. It was a good mystery, but there was pretty much no information on any of the characters. Not one! How can you be invested in a book and its characters when you know nothing about any of them? And it seems like the author wasn't sure if she wanted this to be a silly cozy or a hard-core, serious murder mystery. She'd name-drop designers and talk about clothes and make fun of Claire's outfits, but then she'd also have Claire make some deep, dark observations using very poetic ...more
Jan 23, 2012 Ann rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and was hoping to find that the author had written a series. The set up was such that the reader gradually got to know the characters and was a good conduit for more books where we get to know the characters slowly and they can be fleshed out.

There were a few things that I thought should have been in the book but weren't such as - Doesn't this chick have ANY friends??? Where does she get her money??? How 'bout family?? Not having any of this in the story made the main charact
Sep 17, 2007 Pam rated it really liked it
#119 08/29/06
TIME/PLACE: Present, Los Angeles, CA
CHARACTERS: Claire Fontaine/Asst to Henry Bennet/PI
COMMENTS: Light fun, 1st in series. Claire is wealthy & stylish, she starts to work for Henry Bennett in his PI business. Henry calls her his asst, she prefers partner. Several women have been murdered, their lifestyles my ahve been on the loose & wild side but they didn't deserve to die.
May 24, 2009 george rated it it was ok
The writing was horrific: the dialogue stilted and awkward being the most distracting element. I figured this out quickly, but for some reason continued. All in all, it wasn't a horrible story if you can get past the bad writing. It's the first in a series (supposedly--this one came out a while ago and no sign of a second yet), and I would probably read a second on a rainy afternoon with nothing else to do.
Jan 08, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok
This book took forever to get where it was going. Each lead the main characters uncovered were boring. There was nothing gripping or page turning about the mystery. And the author spent Alot of time dropping designer names when describing what Claire was wearing. But never detailed what the outfit looked like. Snore
Jan 17, 2008 Deb rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun-mystery
Claire Fontaine is a rich girl trying to find a profession. An arranged interview connects her to Henry Bassett, ex-cop turned P.I. Looking at a murder from her privledged viewpoint, she's able to solve the crime. Slow at first but worth it. As the tag says, a fun mystery.
Darbi Bradley
Jan 11, 2013 Darbi Bradley rated it it was ok
Entertaining quick read, but not terribly high quality. The author name drops labels like its a Gossip Girl novel. There's a love interest that we know nothing about. Claire is fun, but this is a weak effort.
Feb 07, 2009 Amy rated it really liked it
Fun, quick. Really like the main character Claire and her ridiculous relationship with Bennett. I would like to read another in this series and find out more about the past of the main character.
Mar 21, 2013 Thezza rated it liked it
It's a funny book. I mean, just imagine a woman wearing 3-inch high stilletos investigating stuff. There's also a bit of romance (which is also funny). A good book.
Apr 17, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Best book ever![return]Read through it so fast, I couldn't believe it when I got to the end...[return][return]This heroine (Claire) rocks!!
Lake County Public Library Indiana
“Entertaining chick lit/ mystery. Imagine Legally Blonde meets a detective novel.”
–Nicole, Central Library
Aug 18, 2007 V C rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Evanovich Fan
Shelves: adultfiction
Not as good as Evanovich but fun none the less probably a cross for those who like Devil Wears Prada too!
Jul 12, 2010 Jenn rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish it. Might give it another try if i see it again in the library
Amy Long
Dec 23, 2013 Amy Long rated it really liked it
Cute and light.
Christian Belz
Jun 30, 2013 Christian Belz rated it really liked it
A fun romp. The writing is sharp and quick witted. Claire Fontaine is a hoot!
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