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Zabójstwo na wysokich obcasach (High Heels #2)

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Obdarzona temperamentem bohaterka Śledztwa na wysokich obcasach w uczuciowo-kryminalnej ruletce. Maddie Springer nie widziała swojego ojca od czasu, gdy wyjechał do Las Vegas z show girl o imieniu Lola. Jest więc zupełnie zaskoczona, kiedy odtwarza z automatycznej sekretarki jego rozpaczliwą prośbę o pomoc – przerwaną hukiem wystrzału. Maddie nie zastanawia się długo: wyru ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published 2009 by Amber (first published February 1st 2007)
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Siv30
Mar 25, 2016 Siv30 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, high-heels
מאדי ספרינגר, הפשניסטית הבלונדינית חוזרת והפעם אחרי 6 שבועות שבהם לא התראת עם הבלש רמירז, היא נוסעת במשימת הצלה לאביה בווגאס.

ישנם קטעים משעשעים ביותר בספר במיוחד קטעים שקשורים לשוקר שהחברה של מאדי קונה. בנוסף הספר קולח. אבל העלילה כל כך מופרכת והזויה שזה פשוט מצחיק ומגוחך. נהנתי מהגיחוך אבל אם מחפשים בלש רציני הספרים של מאדי ספרינגר הם לא הכתובת.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Maddie is back. This time in Vegas with family and friends. Her absentee father finally decides to surface in her life and needs her help to get him out of a jam. And that's not the only surprise he has for her. I don't know what happened to the series. I enjoyed the first one quite a bit. This one, not so much. In fact, if I didn't already order the rest of the books, or had read this one first, I would not be reading the others. There was zero growth from the first book. The characters actuall ...more
Valerie
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Marla
Jan 21, 2013 Marla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-library
Even funnier than the first one! Lots of wacky hijinks, some things that I wasn't expecting and some things I had figured out, but altogether entertaining. I remember looking at this series when browsing for Kindle books and passing on it. You just never know from the small blurbs if they are going to be good or not, but this series is more than worth the reasonable prices on Amazon.

I'm not a big fan of love triangles, but I rather liked Felix the reporter, probably because he was British and ca
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Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}
3.5 for the fun, messed up, light fluffy read.

Some of the things that happened in this book were less realistic than the previous one, but hey, the humour that kept popping up made this still a relatively enjoyable read, not to mention all those moments with Ramirez..... ;)
Ruthie
H/h Ramirez and Maddie

This is the 2nd book in the series and I enjoyed it more than the first. The story takes place in Las Vegas but this time Maddie has her possie with her posse with her. Maddie and her crew are trying to help her long lost dad who calls when he needs her help after seeing an article about her in a tabloid. Things move from "are you kidding me" to "off the charts funny" in a matter of pages.

If you are looking for a book that is light, fun, but with some intrigue this maybe t
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The Amusing Muse
Like the first book, it's an entertaining, fast read. Like other readers, I'm finding it harder to like the main character, Maddie. She's whiny, stubborn, lies all the time and I'm seriously starting to wonder if she has a tapeworm with the way she eats and doesn't seem to gain anything. The author reminds the reader a few times that Maddie only makes enough at her job to pay her rent and keep herself in ramen noodles and high heels. Then WHY does she go out for expensive coffee shop coffee drin ...more
Laura
Sep 27, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the High Heels series starring Maddie Springer. The first book was very interesting and held my attention, and the second book was even better. I was laughing out loud through the whole book, and literally couldn't put it down. It was a page turner, and I'd recommend it to any person who wants to read a chick-lit, romantic, cozy mystery.

I was rooting for Maddie and Ramirez the whole way through. I can't wait to start the 3rd one. It's a fast, fun read for a rainy day,
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Brittany
So I like this book and I don't like it at the same time. Mostly I will continue reading this series because I like the other characters and the story is pretty good. I just don't like the main character, Maddie. She is way too obsessed with her looks. For example, she doesn't end up having sex with her almost boyfriend (even though they were rounding 3rd base) because she couldn't remember if she shaved her legs or what underwear she was wearing. It wasn't going to be "special" enough for her f ...more
R.G.
Jan 23, 2012 R.G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
just as good as the first... it's about 6 weeks after the first book and Ramirez isn't answering her phone calls... Dana is trying to make her work off her missing Ramirez binge she'd been on... and then she gets a phone call from her long gone dad saying he needed her help... to make matters worse she might just have a stalker that followed her from LA to Las Vegas where she plans to hunt down the dad she hasn't seen since she was 3 and of course disobey every request Ramirez makes of her... li ...more
Jenn
Jan 10, 2013 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Eh, well. I thought Maddie was a little dim in the first one, but I put it down to her thinking she was pregnant. But in this one? God, she's an idiot. In many ways, but specifically her scheme near the end? How in the HELL did she not see that coming? And why does she keep showing up in places where club owner guy will see her and connect the dots? And why doesn't he? In addition to that, notes for the author: it's "minutes" and not "minuets," "uzi" and not "oozi," and "Dentyne" and not "Denten ...more
Locomente
Maddie Springer is back!

She is the same old funny, confused, emotional one who is now in search of her father who is in the Sin City. She has intuitive abilities which makes this second book in the series. However, she is a normal person, like you and I. That makes this series very interesting,

The USP of this series is that though the book belongs to the genre of mystery, it is dealt in a very chic-lit way. So there is humor and fun apart from the light-hearted take on things. The words flow ef
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Mikisha
Sep 04, 2014 Mikisha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so terrible. The "heroine" is so unbelievably annoying that I couldn't get halfway through this book. The first book was bad but I pushed on to the second because I saw the reviews improved. But oh, no. Maddie is maddening and I could read no more. Her ability to completely ignore all common sense and safety just so she can "investigate" on behalf of people that have betrayed her is so unbelievable. Maybe that's why I couldn't finish the book. First it was the married, criminal boyf ...more
Joanna Brocklehurst smith
Once again this book made me laugh a lot.
Maddie once again ends up wrapped in a case that she really shouldn’t be looking into. The shoe designer, gets a random message from her long time, estranged father. He asks for her help nut when she hears a gun shot in the back ground she instantly calls Ramirez, who tells her to stay at home.
Maddie being Maddie of cause doesn’t listen and ends up in more than one sticky situation. Ramirez threatens her, A LOT, but she still does what she wants. Which
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Dee
May 09, 2016 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In book 2 of the High Heel series, Maddie and Dana, along with salon receptionist with flair, Marco, head for Las Vegas looking for Maddie's dad, who left her and her mother 26 years earlier. Maddie has received a call from Larry (the dad) and indicates he is in trouble and wonders if she could help him, then she hears what sounds like gunshots and the line goes dead. She turns to her hottie (hope-to-be) boyfriend, Office Ramirez, who she hasn't heard from in six weeks. He listens to the recordi ...more
Pattianne
Jan 17, 2014 Pattianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kiligh Heels - High Heel Mystery Series #2 (Jack and Maddie) - Vegas, Jack is under cover as Bruno, he saves her dad, sock on the door.

L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer hasn't seen her father since he reportedly ran off to Las Vegas with a showgirl named Lola. So she's shocked when he leaves a desperate plea for help on her answering machine - ending in a loud bang. Gunshot? Car backfire? Never one to leave her curiosity unsatisfied, Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-h
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Victoria
Jul 08, 2014 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Funny, easy to read, good characters. I just love these books. Looking forward to the next one.
Valerie Andrews
While a bit predictable, this is a fun read with a zany shoe designer trying to be "helpful" as she rushes headlong into one crazy situation after another. When her long-gone father calls to ask for her help and the message ends in the sound of gunfire, Madison stops designing shoes long enough to grab her friends, ignore her wishes-he-was-her-boyfriend and makes a beeline for Vegas. The Strip, the Mob and a string of ridiculous scenarios unfold before her, and despite personal danger, she plung ...more
Kathleen
Sep 02, 2015 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you believe "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?" Maddie Springer, a shoe designer from L. A., is counting on it. Gemma Halliday provides for us a fun adventure to Sin City in Killer in High Heels, the second book in a great series that I am thoroughly enjoying. Maddie is a delightful character with a super hunky "hasn't-answered-my-texts" boyfriend, a protective mother who thinks she's in Palm Springs, and friends who are up for a last-minute trip to Las Vegas.

After an unexpected and dis
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Singho
Jul 16, 2014 Singho rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The review was originally posted on vaultofbooks.com on 1st November, 2013.


Excerpt from my review -

'The story begins with a typical site faced by many. ‘Guy promised to call. Girl waits. Guy doesn’t call. Girl devours cookies, chocolates, and ice cream for comfort. Then Girl resolves to burn all the calories. And then the never-ending battle between a tub of ice cream and 40 pounds dumbbells starts!’

LA shoe designer, Maddie, is easing her abstinence-crazy hormones and bouts of anxiousness by Bi
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Ujval Shah
Dec 25, 2013 Ujval Shah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since last summer, When Maddie caught up in a scandal involving stabbing incident to breast implanted girl to save his boyfriend from mysterious $20 million in embezzled funds, she wants her old life as L.A. shoe designer; wants to avoid sit-ups; wants to forget Ramirez because he hasn’t called her in over six weeks. But constant calls from L.A. Informer reporter – Felix Dunn – made it impossible for her to forget everything. In meantime, she gets call from her father Larry – who is in Las Vegas ...more
Brittiany
Feb 16, 2012 Brittiany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Shoe-a-holic Maddie Springer is back and things are apparently not going as well as the ending to the last book would lead you to believe... She's doing her best to get over it when she gets a frantic message from her dad- not Faux Dad but Real Dad. Seeing how she hasn't spoken to him in twenty something years, it comes as a bit of a surprise.

Despite having said she wouldn't call Bad Cop, Jack Ramirez, the sound of a gunshot on the message sends her into a bit of a panic. Since she has no idea
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BJ
"Killer in High Heels" is the second in a series by Gemma Halliday. The lead character is Maddie Springer an L.A. shoe designer. In this installment, she gets a call from her father, who she has not seen since he ran off to Vegas with a Showgirl named Lola when she was very young. He leaves a message on her machine asking for her help and then she hears what she thinks is a gun shot. So she and her best friend Dana, and Marco, who works at her Mom and Faux Dad's hair salon, all take off for Vega ...more
Amanda
Jan 24, 2013 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Once again Maddie prove herself to be a brainless idiot. She isn't quite as annoying this time around - it was only in the second half o the book that she really began to grate my nerves - but when she starts to piss me off, the author seems to push all of my buttons at once. Maddie is a selfish cow, with the intellect of a pile of dog poop. Why do so many authors confuse childish and antagonizing with cute and funny?

Jack [the cop] once again discusses a open homicide investigation with Maddie a
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VaultOfBooks
Dec 08, 2013 VaultOfBooks rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The story begins with a typical site faced by many. ‘Guy promised to call. Girl waits. Guy doesn’t call. Girl devours cookies, chocolates, and ice cream for comfort. Then Girl resolves to burn all the calories. And then the never-ending battle between a tub of ice cream and 40 pounds dumbbells starts!’

LA shoe designer, Maddie, is easing her abstinence-crazy hormones and bouts of anxiousness by Binge Eating. Two reasons brought this on: A) lack of action between the sheets B) (PRIMARILY) Ramirez’
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Maddie Springer is back and so is her dad who had run off to Vegas with a showgirl.

Maddie is left in shock when her always absent dad leaves her a message that ends with what sounds like a gunshot. Irrespective of her misgivings, she takes on a trip to Vegas with her friends in tow to make sure that her father is fine. But Vegas has a lot more in store for her than she could ever imagine – Knockoff shoes, a stalking reporter, the mafia and yes, Ramirez!

I know that Maddie isn’t a professional det
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Ashley Gooding
Killer in High Heels
Author: Gemma Halliday
Characters: 4 out of 5
Plot: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Format: e-Book (on my Kindle)
Source: Purchased by Myself

Book 2 in the High Heels Series

Description: (Author Website) L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer hasn't seen her father since he reportedly ran off to Las Vegas with a showgirl named Lola. So she's shocked when he leaves a desperate plea for help on her answering machine - ending in a loud bang. Gunshot? Car backfire? Never one to leave her cur
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Joan
Jan 20, 2013 Joan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ditto what I said about the first one in this boxset I bought.

I bought a box set of three of these (3 novels plus a short story) real cheap on Amazon. What can you expect for $.99? I'm glad I didn't spend much money. The writing style was nerve-wracking. I know the character is supposed to be shallow and spacey, but the constant avoidance of verbs with the Junie B. Jones-esque "I did a little eye blink" or "he did a low whistle" or "I did a noncommital shrug" or "I did a sigh" or "she did a litt
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Sabina
Sep 21, 2010 Sabina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: waste-of-time
I gave up reading this book, maybe one day I'll finish it, only if I get soo bored that I won't mind being bored by this book.

The first one of the High Heel Series was really fun to read, full of funny moments and ok suspence. It kept me turning the pages. But the second one reminded me a lot of the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich. The rather clumsy Stephanie Plum would be Maddie Springer, Morelli and Ranger have been morphed into Jack Ramirez. Even Lola's a bit represented here, as the
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Gemma had a hard time figuring out what she wanted to be when she grew up. She worked 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, before finally selling her first book, Spying in High Heels, in 2005 and deciding to be a writer.

Since then, Gemma has written several mystery novels
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Other Books in the Series

High Heels (9 books)
  • Spying in High Heels (High Heels, #1)
  • Undercover in High Heels (High Heels, #3)
  • Alibi in High Heels (High Heels, #4)
  • Mayhem in High Heels (High Heels, #5)
  • Fearless in High Heels (High Heels, #6)
  • Danger in High Heels (High Heels, #7)
  • Homicide in High Heels (High Heels, #8)
  • Deadly in High Heels (High Heels, #9)

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