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Alibi in High Heels (High Heels #4)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  4,360 ratings  ·  173 reviews
Baguettes, bodies, and haute couture galore. Shoe designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is at it again - this time in fabulously fashionable Paris.
Mass Market Paperback, 294 pages
Published March 2008 by Making-It (first published February 2008)
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I gave “Alibi in High Heels” three stars for one reason: Jack Ramirez. I can't stand that character and his relationship with the main character, Maddie. For four books now, my dislike for his character has grown to the point where he is the only reason why I didn't give the book five stars. I LOATHE him. He is such a jerk to Maddie... he has treated her like an incompetent child from the first book and not only has he not changed, he’s gotten worse as the series goes along. And Maddie is STILL ...more
Well, this book makes it official. I am on "Team Felix". I'm actually imagining future books with Maddie and Felix as a crime-solving couple! Trouble is, I don't think this is what the author intended.

The good--this is Halliday's best mystery plot yet. I didn't guess the murderer at all. That's a first for me and this series. She writes the comedy well, although at times she sacrifices realism for a funny bit. She's developed her supporting characters (Mom, Mrs. R, Dana, Marco, etc) very well. I
Meg ♥
Another great book from Ms. Halliday. I would normally never rate a chick-lit wibook 5 stars, but I did because as far as chick-lit books go this was a favorite. I am finding that I adore any book in which American girls travel abroad. I'm not sure if it's because I want to do it myself so badly or if it's just the escapism to a foreign place, but I just devour these books. Between Anna and the French Kiss and this I was in Paris heaven lately. Maddy is up to her usual antics so lovers of the se ...more
omg, this series is getting real old. THey are quick reads and I can easily fall asleep after a chapter (I read when my baby wakes me up for a night feeding and hope that I can easily fall asleep). There's not too heavy of content, so I don't toss and turn when I close the book and try to sleep. It also is not a pageturner, so I can easily read one chapter and go to sleep.
THe main character...ugg, she makes me gag a lot! She is one of those girls that we disliked in high school because she alway
Still a funny storyline... Maddie is still shoe obsessed but she's actually pretty successful now and it's good to see her life going where she wants... which includes a trip to Paris Fashion Week... and I have say as bad as it sounds it was pretty funny having her in cast unable to wear high heels... her getting wrapped up in a murder again at least still made sense because the murderer was trying to frame Maddie by how she had killed that woman in self defense in the first book... though hones ...more
Cynthia Higgason taylor
I thought this was as good as any of this series so far. Just like the Stephanie Plum novels, these never fail to bring a few chuckles. It wasn't highbrow literature, but sometimes that's ok. A little escapism is great between more serious books.
This had all the highjinks you would expect, as well as Maddie going to jail, this time in Paris! After finally getting some designing work besides kid's shoes, thanks to her notoriety, Maddie has a gig at fashion week in Paris. Of course Ramirez is not
CJ Reader
I love the humour of this series but I am so disappointed that over 5 books, the main character hasn't evolved at all as a person who's maybe learned from some of the things she did in the previous books and her way of treating the boyfriend. I also found it unrealistic that she could get away with no consequences for her actions.
Alibi in High Heels - High Hell Mystery Series #4 - (Jack and Maddie) - Major shoe shot in Paris, Jack proposes at the Eifel Tower.

Baguettes, bodies, and haute couture galore! Shoe designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, is at it again, this time in fabulously fashionable Paris. When Europe's designer de jour, Jean Luc LeCroix, invites Maddie to show her creations at Paris Fashion Week, Maddie's sure she's died and gone to heaven. That is until Jean Luc's top model is found dead on the
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This is the 4th in the series and we find Maddie in Paris for Fashion Week and of course there are dead bodies that she keeps finding.

It is a good series although sometimes I want to bop Maddie on the head for the bonehead things she does and the trouble she gets in to by not listening to anyone.
Probably 3.5 but bumped up because I love this series. It got a little dull in the middle but that may just have been my mood. As ever though it was funny and easy to read.
Heli Kankainen
I've now read the first four books, one after the other, and two questions pop into my mind: why is Maddie such an idiot, and why does Ramirez still bother with her? Through the books her character has repeatedly gotten into dangerous, lethal situations expecting someone else to come bail her out of jail, to stop shooters from killing her and to save her from stalkers/dark back rooms/other sticky situations. She takes no responsibility for her own actions, that in themselves would be more expect ...more
Jules (Never enough time to read)
Definitely my least favourite in the series so far, but it was still a really easy read.
Taylor Leigh
This whole series so far has been entertaining enough to want to continue reading. For me they are easy quick reads with a couple of laughs.

Why its 3 stars...It gets extremely frustrating when Maddie continues to not leave these cases up to the police. I don't understand why her mother and friends continue to want to help her in these positions she puts herself in. Ramirez is the only voice of reason and she gets mad he doesn't trust her? Why would he when she continues to sneak around on him.
I finished this book in record time, just couldn't put it down. I enjoyed it because Ramirez was in more of the book versus the last three. I also like that Ramirez followed Maddie to Paris, thought that was romantic! Ramirez and Maddie's relationship had more substance in this book versus cameos here and there in the previous books. I like the fact that they both finally became more honest with each other versus all the white lies they told each other. My only hard to believe moments came when ...more
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Alibi in High Heels- 1/13/13 - D- or 2 stars - They just get worse and worse, don't they? This book proves that Halliday still doesn't have a fact checker, proofreader, or continuity editor. Maddie is still an idiot. If someone runs over your daughter and breaks her leg because she's an idiot and driving a stick shift when she doesn't know how to drive one, wouldn't you be pissed at her, even if she's your best friend? Why do Maddie's mom and friend go to Paris with her? So she'll have someone t ...more
Apr 13, 2012 Brittiany rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Stephanie Plum
Shelves: 2012
Maddie's made it to the big time! Her shoe line took off and she's been requested at Fashion Week in PARIS! She's all set to go when she has an unfortunate incident with a sports car driven by a psychic who can't operate a clutch... (any guesses?) She won't let a little thing like "Wonder Boot" and the doctor's orders of no heels for 3 months get in the way of her dream though, so off she goes!

Things are off to a great start, until she finds a dead body, that is. Aside from the person being dead
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Kat Lebo
Just a note -- there is a spoiler in this review.

Finished this last evening (12/29). If you've followed my reviews of this series, you'll notice I've downgraded my rating on this one. It's not because it isn't well plotted; it's not because it isn't filled with lots of action, crazy people doing crazy things, mayhem and murder -- it has all those things. It's just getting too predictable: Maddie gets into trouble -- often of her own making; Maddie involves her best friend, Dana, her Mom and Mrs.
Maddie Springer is in a whole heap of international trouble in this hilarious 4th installment by Gemma Halliday. As we open the book, Maddie gets hits by a car, breaking her leg! To make matters worse, shes off to Paris to show her shoe line at Fashion Week! Strutting around Europe in a cast and crutches is not and easy task when your trying to solve a murder of a model who was stabbed in the neck with a stilletto heel. (designed by the one and only Maddie) Now deemed the "Couture Killer" Maddie ...more
I'm still not entirely positive how I let myself get suckered into this mysteries series --- given that I'm not a fan of the genre. So, keep that in mind as I do these reviews. I am NOT an expert on the mystery genre, nor is it my preference. However, I bought the first five books for my Kindle all at once, so I'm at least going to finish this endeavor. And, honestly, it's really not as painful as I first expected.

So, our airheaded fashionista-turned-detective is back, except this time the setti
Blood Rose Books
This is the fourth book in the High Heel series. You will want to read the first three books Spying in High Heels, Killer in High Heels and Undercover in High Heels, before you pick this book up as with each book there is the development of the main characters, the relationships and the "world" that they live in, which is one of high fashion and murder.

In the fourth book Maddie's dream of going to Paris is coming true, but Maddie is a fool if she does not think that murder will also follow her
Honestly, I enjoy these books as something to pass the time, but they're not the best books I've read, even by a long shot. The fourth book in this series finds Maddie stuck in Paris, on crutches (meaning, she's in flats - the horror!), helping a popular young designer with the shoes for his show during Paris' Fashion Week. However, one morning before the show, she and the designer, Jean-Luc, find the star model of the show, murdered. She wasn't just murdered though - she was killed with a stile ...more
Shoe obsessed Maddie, the hot mess of Los Angeles, takes on Paris in the fourth book of Gemma Halliday’s High Heels Mysteries. As always, the author’s witty style sucked me in and did not let me go until I finished.

In her Fashion Week debut, Maddie finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery, can you believe it??? (Really wouldn’t be much of a mystery series if she didn’t). This time, she is suspect number one! Thus, the unruly, bumbling, Scooby gang of LA is unleashed on Paris.

Of course, as
I finished this one a couple of weeks ago, and then read the next one, so it's not exactly fresh in my mind. We find out something I wasn't expecting about Felix, which was awesome and random. I thought we were going to get Maddie and Felix running around Paris, but then Ramirez showed up(bummer). I continue to be perplexed as to why Maddie is with Ramirez. Forgive me if I repeat myself, but, I was indifferent to Ramirez, and fine with him being Maddie's boyfriend(who we don't really 'see' alot ...more
This series just gets better and better. 'Alibi in High Heels' was fantastic. Set in the most romantic city ever, Paris. I loved the storyline. The way it played out was typical Maddie Mayhem. Throw in some awesome characters and you get a great story. I loved the drama and the ending was not what I expected. It was way better. I can't wait to read the next book. A great add to your tbr list.
Maddie and gang head off to Paris to showcase Maddie's shoe designs for Fashion Week. Among, of course, some craziness and general mishaps.
Big drama, lots of traveling, a murder being pinned on Maddie, and revealed secrets about Felix make the story interesting.
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Courtney Jagielski
I love these books. They are amazing and funny and I want to read every one of Gemma Halliday's books because she an awesome writer! If you're looking for book that will put on edge while giving you a good laugh at the same time, look no further! But be careful, once you pick up one of these books you're going to want to read the rest of them!
I borrowed this book from the library, for some reason didn't finish this short tome, and then for some unfathomable reason, checked it out again so I could finish it. I gave this book one star, because I thought the situations in the book were unbelievable. Why would police think that Maddie, who could hardly move around with a big cast on her broken leg, would be able to phycially kill a strong, healthy woman? Why would Maddy be idiotic enough to break into the dead woman's hotel room? WHY, oh ...more
little 'ole me
ahhh Maddie has ventured to Europe and a homicide follows in her footsteps along with Ramirez, unfortunately it doesn't go to plan for Maddie and I couldn't work out the murderer either. top marks to gemma halliday
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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)
  • Killer in High Heels (High Heels, #2)
  • Undercover in High Heels (High Heels, #3)
  • Mayhem in High Heels (High Heels, #5)
  • Fearless in High Heels (High Heels, #6)
  • Danger in High Heels (High Heels, #7)
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Spying in High Heels (High Heels, #1) Killer in High Heels (High Heels, #2) Undercover in High Heels (High Heels, #3) Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1) Mayhem in High Heels (High Heels, #5)

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