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The Dead Girl's Stilettos: A Bexley Squires Mystery

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A playground for the rich and famous, a murdered Jane Doe, and a beloved celebrity. Journalist Bexley Squires might be out of her league when she’s asked to solve one of the nation’s most infamous unsolved mysteries.

But she’s broke and desperate for the means to find her sister after her disappearance, and the world’s sexiest actor will pay generously to save his reputatio
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Published (first published April 2nd 2019)
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Corrie
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Superb debut story from new author Quinn Avery! Reminiscent of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, Bexley Squires will be a reader favorite with her mad mystery solving skills, fearless personality and endless wit!

What teases at being an ongoing series, Bexley Squires is surrounded by some amazing characters that I hope follow her from story to story!

In this particular story we follow Bexley to sunny SoCal as she is offered the opportunity to clear a suspect of false claims, and what better way to
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Jennifer Hanson
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic debut mystery from Quinn. I loved everything about this book. The characters were extremely well developed and she kept me guessing until the very end. I read a fair amount of mystery books and usually have a pretty good idea of who did it so to speak, but this time I wasn't sure and then there were so many twists and turns that you really didn't know who to trust and who not to. No wonder Bexley wasn't sure what to do and who to turn to for help. If you enjoy a good mystery, be ...more
Anissa
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of romantic suspense
Recommended to Anissa by: netgalley
The stilettos of the title are gold with diamond heels and are the main clue that Bex Squires has to solve the case and exonerate the man who's hired her, Dean Halliwell. She's still got a bit of name recognition from her last investigative report that garnered her national attention but her funds are running low when she gets a call to help mega-star Dean in her tony, old home town of Papaya Springs, CA. This is right up her alley as she also wants to track down her troubled, missing younger si ...more
Tracy
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Move over, fictional amateur sleuths, and make way for Bexley Squires!

I have a confession to make…Even though I read a lot of different genres, I don’t read a lot of amateur sleuth mysteries. I’m glad I made an exception for Quinn Avery’s debut, The Dead Girl’s Stilettos.

Quinn Avery creates a great setting; I was in Florida reading about beaches in California, and it was perfect! I loved the glimpses Avery gave of the rich and famous life. But even more than that, I loved how she butted those e
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Debi
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this one for Net Galley in 2 days. The title caught my attention so I decided to try for it. I'm glad that I did. It's a quick and fairly fast paced story. I enjoyed the characters and the mystery was good as well. Excellent ending. This definitely appears to be a new series or at most there will be a sequel. Nothing is left hanging with the story itself other than possibilities for the characters.
Athena Rupas
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, it's the title that drew me to the book. I'm glad I requested it though because it's a fast-paced mystery story that I read in a day. The lead character is a hilarious and strong woman named Bexley Squires. She's an amateur detective who is offered a lot of money to clear the name of a celebrity who has been linked to the murder of a young woman. This puts her life in danger. Bexley is surrounding by some fun, interesting characters throughout the story. The ending is fantastic! ...more
Jen
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first from NetGalley. I enjoyed how the book was set into multiple parts one from Bex’s point of view, one from her sister’s and then back to Bex’s. I enjoyed the fast pace the beautifully described scenery and look forward to this author’s next book!
Polly Barreto
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Darn it if I don’t love a good mystery/thriller read and this debut novel by Quinn Avery kept me on the edge of my seat! I always thought of myself as a “Nancy Drew” when it comes to solving mysteries, but with all the twist and turns, friends and foes, ups and downs, Ms. Avery had me guessing at every page!

Bexley Squires is a journalist who gets hired by the one and only Dean Halliwell, Hollywood’s hottest and brightest actor, to clear his name from an unsolved case in California. With a large
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First, I really love this cover! The mysteriousness of it and the colors contrasted perfectly. The blue and gold grabbed me! I'd love to have this gorgeous book on my bookshelf. Happily, I can tell you the innards are just as fab as the outers!

The characters were layered and really plan confusing! Bexley is an investigating reporter and is known for a recent case that she cracked wide open. I love that Avery added a bit of romance to the story. It didn't overtake the book (thankfully). I felt li
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Erika
Mar 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I requested this book because it sounded like a fun mystery. I read a review comparing it to the Stephanie Plum series. I had to give up on that series because it got so bad and I was hoping this would have the humor that series had when it was good. I didn't really find this book to be that funny. It was really just a quick light mystery that passed the time on a plane. It was fine for what it was I j
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Luv2read
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great fast pace read. The main character Bexley is a fun, confident character that is trying to solve a case for a wealthy celebrity. She is also trying to find her missing sister so she needs the cash to continue her search. This book has many different twists and turns. Just when you think you have things figured out something else happens. I can’t wait to read more about Bexley and the other characters in the next book. I will defiantly read more from Quinn Avery. She did not disapp ...more
Suzette
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bexley is a bit of a quirky character. She is an reporter masquerading as a PI. She comes into contact with her high school crush Grayson while working on this case. The story has lots of wit and comical moments. She finds herself in sticky situations as she gets closer to the truth of what she is investigating. She also grows closer to Grayson and has to decide if this will be a relationship that she wants to last. It is a nice and easy read with a happy ending.
Molly
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of horror and personal /family /exploration of trust and self
Recommended to Molly by: Bookbu, booksprout
how many pairs of stilettos?

a sick man with a collection of women he like to make dead.

the lov of a sister and the skills of someone else she might care too deeply for, these things might save her - or at least keep her alive long enough for her to begin to re-build for herself.

a stunning thriller.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heidi
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Dead Girl's Stilettos by Quinn Avery is a fast-paced mystery with a fearless and funny woman leading the way! Bexley Squires, an amateur detective, is offered a good chunk of change to help clear the name of a hot celebrity after he's rumored to be linked to the murder of a young woman. How could anyone say no to that?! But she soon finds her investigation has rocked the boat and her life is now in danger. A fantastic FIRST book in a series. I can't wait for more!
Tonya
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really love the title and thought by the blurb that this book would be something I would really enjoy. It had a decent mystery but really seemed more like a romantic thriller with a bit of a love triangle (and I really hate those.) It wasn't horrible, but it just want my cup of tea.

*Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
D Marie
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great mystery. I admit I wasn’t a big fan of Bexley, but she was a good main character. I felt for Grayson because she was undermining him at every turn, but it all came together in the end.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Siyka
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was an interesting read full of twists and turns. I liked the way the author described the situations and places. I could relate to the characters and most situations which made it a nice experience.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Toni
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun, interesting read. I liked Bexley as a character. I had a feeling right from the start who the killer was. So the story just confirmed it. It was also the typical I like two men, oh, which should I choose, but still enjoyable. Thanks to netgalley
Amanda
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A nice quick mystery involving romance, murder and a beach town! I can't wait for more in this series!

Thanks #Netgalley
Book Him Danno
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quinn Avery debut novel is a must read story. The Dead Girl's Stiletto is a fast easy to read mystery that will have readers loving the fearless female lead Bexley Squires. The author creates a story with well placed twist that might have some readers questioning what they think they know.
The story is equal parts the first few novels from Janet Evanovich Stephen Plum and mix of several other authors who have the ability to bring a dark side of mysteries to life with fun, adventures and yes poss
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Quinn Avery is a bestselling and award winning author from the Midwest with 27 novels published under various pen names. The Bexley Squires Mystery series is the first mystery/thriller novel under the Quinn Avery pseudonym.