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Looks to Die For (Lacy Fields #1)

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As the wife of a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, a dedicated mother of three, and an absolutely fabulous decorator to the stars, Lacy Fields is stunned to the tips of her Chanel-manicured toenails the night the police barge into her house and haul her husband off in handcuffs. With her handsome Dan accused of murdering a young wannabe actress named Tasha Barlow, L ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published February 13th 2007 by Touchstone Books
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Love Fool
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
As the wife of a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, a dedicated mother of three, and an absolutely fabulous decorator to the stars, Lacy Fields is stunned to the tips of her Chanel-manicured toenails the night the police barge into her house and haul her husband off in handcuffs. With her handsome Dan accused of murdering a young wannabe actress named Tasha Barlow, Lacy turns her talent from tracking down priceless antique furniture to chasing a clever killer.Lacy is sure her husband has b ...more
Karen
Nov 15, 2009 rated it did not like it
Guess I just wasn't in the mood. I don't like books that start off with fear and frustration...
Lisa
Apr 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
I can't believe the author wrote it (it to be defined) and I can't believe there is no comment on it. Am I missing something??
I haven't even finished the book, but from what I just read, the main character, Lacy, wife of the accused, just went into the apartment of the murdered woman, talked with the roommate, found out her accused husband--who has never varied from the claim he never met the victim/doesn't know her name--was there the evening of the murder and the roommate states he was identi
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P.J. Coldren
Aug 18, 2008 rated it liked it
Lacy Fields is your average Beverly Hills housewife: married to a famous plastic surgeon, three kids, a nice life. Until the police come to her door early one morning and arrest her husband for murder. Lacy is devastated, at least for a little while. Then she kicks it into gear and decides that nobody can clear her husband’s name as well as she can, because nobody WANTS to as much as she does. This cloud is ruining her family. Her son is distracted, which means he isn’t studying the way he shoul ...more
Jey
Jun 13, 2013 rated it did not like it

I'm wondering if this was a debut.

*checks* Yup. Why am I not surprised?

Honestly, I cut debutant authors some slack, because even as a reader, and avid journal writer, I know that it takes time to get comfortable with your writing. And that's why most authors first few books are disappointing, to say the least.

However, I wasn't expecting much from this book. How can it still disappoint me? Hmm. Maybe I deceived myself.

The things that annoyed me about this book (Yup, you can check, it's on my 'A
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Ramona
Jul 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Ramona by: My Sister
Lacy Fields is the wife of a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, a dedicated mother of three, and an absolutely fabulous decorator to the stars. But when her husband is accused of murdering a young wannabe actress, Lacy finds out she has a killer instinct for hunting down murderers as well as antique furniture. With her best friend Molly Archer, a successful L.A. casting agent, Lacy tracks suspects from a sleazy network TV star to an advertising exec busy shooting Super Bowl commercials set ...more
Shaha
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
SYN: Lacy's husband, a doctor is accused of murdering a small time actress and Lacy goes through her list of suspects almost getting killed twice and fighting a collapsing family to prove her husband's innocence.

I absolutely loved it. The attention to detail was great, and there were moments of shock and excitement. Each chapter brought new surprises and it was beautifully written. I loved how cheeky and fun it was.
Lacy is the modern day Nancy Drew and she's out there sleuthing in her Louboutin
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Chelsea
Jun 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Ha, I liked this book. Funny insider look at a famous plastic surgeon's family who also happens to be accused to murder. What I liked about it was the fact that it was quite clean and reminded me of my own situation...talking about making it through med school with young kids and trying to raise them now normally, even with all the money and fame that her husband has accrued. I also liked how down to earth the main character was, despite being surrounded by high-powered persons who were all abou ...more
Phyllis
Oct 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
This was a Mystery Book Club pick, so I had to read it. If you are a Kardashian and into fashion, you may like it. The entire descriptive prose was devoted to what the protaganist wore. The fashions were labeled, designer named, and purported to be very expensive clothing, accessories and underwear. This was so tedious to read.
The plot was simplistic, and the characters stereotyped and predictable.
Sigh. A waste of a few hours...and it is a very fast, comic book style read.

Sandy
Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Overall I enjoyed this book but the main character was so stupid -- she would walk right into dangerous situations as if she was clueless when you could see the mistake coming from miles away. The same with the killer -- I had figured it out way before the author let the main character figure it out which again, made her look like an idiot. And the LA police should sue, they look so incompetent. Very difficult story to swallow but generally light and easy reading.
Ksafford
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
Never read anything by this author, so will see how it goes. Just on page 5.

Well, I finished. It was okay for a very, very, light read. I don't know that I would read another by this author. It did not "grab" me and really hold my attention.
Beckie
Jun 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
I chose this book for its "brain-candy" potential--and it did not disappoint in that regard. It was a good story, but the brand-name dropping was quite tedious--as were the abundant, detailed clothing descriptions. Less is more. It would make a good Lifetime TV movie :).
Sylvia
Sep 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Suspense
Susan Burcham
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
good
Barb
Apr 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
Too much description and label name dropping. Who cares if the toe-nail polish was Chanelle?
Kirsten
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. It was a fun easy read, and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. It wasn't a highly original plot, but it was well written and entertaining.
Jennifer
May 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a good light read murder mystery- keeps you guessing a bit.
Lettie Cox
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Suprisingly good. Easy read. Lots of surprises.
Sue Rock
Sep 22, 2012 rated it did not like it


I enjoy a good murder mystery ... Too soon to tell if this one is actually good. Maybe it's good psychological thrillers I enjoy. :)
Pat Van slyke petrouski
An okay book.
Rikann
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick, fun read.
Jo
Apr 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
The chinese food of mystery novels - an hour later I won't be able to remember it.
Merceda
May 17, 2012 rated it liked it
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Pat
Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Cute. Nice L.A. decorator's husband charged with murder.
He is plastic surgeon.
P Bright
Aug 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Fun, fun, fun! A perfect beach read!
Tiffani
Jul 06, 2008 rated it liked it
This book was ok. It went on and on in the beginning and then it tells you the story. Then the ending. There was no telling you what happened to the person who did it and then it was over.
Danette
Aug 07, 2008 rated it liked it
It's an okay read...nothing superb about it. I didn't like all of the brand-name dropping...it didn't add a lot to the read.
Lesley
Jul 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun mystery. Still I didn't figure everything out until the end.
David Weinfeld
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Would have been a good book with good plot but for the protagonist woman being an idiot. Always getting herself into stupid situations without backup.
Irene
Jul 31, 2008 rated it liked it
Read this while on an island vacation...a fun, easy, and fast mystery.
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Janice Kaplan was the Editor-in-Chief of Parade Magazine, the most widely read publication in America. Widely known for her achievements as a writer, television producer, and magazine editor, she was deputy editor of TV Guide magazine and executive producer of the TV Guide Television Group, where she created and produced television specials that aired primetime on ABC, FOX, VH1 and other networks. ...more
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