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Undercover in High Heels (High Heels #3)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  6,117 Ratings  ·  233 Reviews
As the new wardrobe assistant on the set of Magnolia Lane, TV's newest hit show, shoe designer Maddie Springer is in fashion heaven. But then a young starlet is found dead and it's up to Maddie to investigate.
Mass Market Paperback, 313 pages
Published August 2007 by Making-It
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It's been awhile since I have read the second book in this series, but I knew I didn't have to worry much about forgetting things. Gemma has a great way of recapping the previous books without it becoming overly repetitive and each book contains a different case.

This was a fun book! There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and scenarios that made it exciting to read. I loved how the main setting is on a soap-opera filming set. It was hilarious reading about all the cliches and tropes that are
Jan 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-library
Argh! I like Felix even more after this book! He's adorable and, though we only get the story from Maddie's POV, seems like he has some feelings for her. Even knowing that, obviously, Maddie is with Ramirez and is going to stay that way, I still can't help but like Felix even more! Good thing I don't bet on the ponies, I'd back the wrong one all the time. =P

But other than that, another good book. Not quite as hilarious as the previous one, but still good as, once again, the murder reveals themse
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
These are getting worse and worse, aren't they? In this installment, Maddie has evidently lost more and more of her brain. She barges into a club that her cop boyfriend is in and confronts him after he just broke a date and told her where he'd be. Does she not stop to think for one minute. He's a cop. Perhaps this is a suspect or an informant? No, she does what she always does and doesn't think. Evidently Dana's having the same issue. Then, even though he tells her to leave his investigations al ...more
Iris Blobel
Nov 11, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The thing is: I should have stopped reading after the first ten pages - Maddie's "boyfriend" police cop Ramirez cancelled their date because of other committments. The thought that Ramirez has other committments in a pick-up bar really doesn't sit well with Maddie so she's off to "spy" on him. So far so good - BUT not only does she blow up the undercover work, no she was then on a mission to help out Ramirez, who got demoted to bodyguard to the celebrities, to get back to homicide.

I took me more
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I get sucked in, but I read the first two and couldn't stop myself from reading #3. And of course, I'm now on #4. And honestly, I'm kinda hating myself for it. I'm sure I'll just go full tilt and end up reading #5. Might as well finish the pain I started.

these books are not well written, the main character is annoying to all end, there are typos all over the place and I get frustrated at some of the inconsistencies from the author in terms of her vision of how Los Angeles is lai
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd in the series, and boy is it a wild ride! Maddie gets hired on the set of Magnolia Lane, a tv drama show, then one of the star doubles, is found strangled with a pair of pany hose. As Maddie is trying to uncover the secrets and scandals, another body turns up dead. After getting death threats via makeup, Maddie is determined to find out the killer, and fast, before shes next!

Not only does Maddie get kidnapped, her apartment gets ransacked, her car rammed into, she also ends up a
Jan 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012, ebook
Since I read the first two, I felt obligated to read book 3. And since I have, eh, approximately 90 seconds to do a review before running off to work, this one will need to be super quick.

Basically, our airheaded heroine is back again, this time on the set of a popular soap opera where a lead actress has been receiving death threats. Ever so conveniently, as always, Maddie is able to step her way onto a celebrity-studded television set as an assistant in the wardrobe department. And here she lea
Oct 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read Undercover in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. I recommend this book. It is a cute story! Maddie doesn't know how her relationship is with Ramirez because she hardly sees him. Maddie loves this show called Magnolia Lane. Ramirez gets to trail an actor from that show because of stalking and death threats. Maddie and her friend Dana wants in it to snoop around and meet the actors. She gets a job as a designer assistant and Dana becomes an extra. Things fall apart, people get killed & threa ...more
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another rollicking ride with Maddie Springer as she tries to get hunky Ramirez his position back in the force, after she herself was the cause of him losing it in the first place. Yet again, we're given a new scenario, as Maddie works for a costume department on the set of her favorite day time soap. We get a host of new characters, but the old ones still stick around to lend a hand to solving the mystery.

My same complaints from last book are still there; Ramirez and his temper, the fact he sile
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was the first part or a standalone. Unfortunately it was part 3. I dislike starting a series in the middle, although in this case I didn't feel like that was much of a problem.
Maddie is a shoe designer and hobby detective going undercover in a soap opera after a starlet of that show was found dead.
I loved the setting of that soap opera and the atmosphere at the set. The heroine was fun and quirky and manages to get herself into the worst of situations but that was something that
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Maddie Springer is back. Again. She's still an incredibly unlucky stupid woman. Jack Ramirez is back. He's still a perfectly forgiving hero. I just can't get over how much I dislike the heroine. Two more books in the series? I don't know if I can do it. The mystery is somewhat better in this one, but it only takes up a small portion of the book. maybe if the reporter were a little more involved...
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I enjoy these books by Gemma Halliday. It is also entertaining to read about the trouble that Maddie gets into. This particular book reminded of the LUCY and ETHEL antics from the I LOVE LUCY series. Maddie and her best friend always seemed to be where the action is.

This has been a fun series to read.
Sep 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't get to finish it. My nook stopped letting me turn pages on that book only. Wasn't all that crazy about it though. She was more frustrating than anything else. She knows her "boyfriend" is an undercover cop and yet for all 3 books, she barges into where he tells her to stay out. I found it rather maddening, so it didn't bother me that I couldn't finish it.
Nov 12, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the closest thing to a Stephanie Plum novel I have found. Luckily Maddie Springer and Stephanie Plum are solving their mysteries on opposite coasts, but if they ever get together...look out!
I am going to look for the other books in the series.
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 כוכבים
משעשע והזוי יש קטעים ממש קורעים מצחוק עד כמה שהם הזויים במיוחד הצילום בווידאו והסופרת לא גולשת לסקס שזה יאמר לזכותה. היא מצליחה לשמור על המתח המיני בלי באמת להגיע לאקטים.
Cute book. hmm Felix I would not mind seeing what could happen there?????
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these. So funny!
A fun, light book to spend an afternoon reading. Maddie lets her insecurities get the best of her and gets into a situation that causes her boyfriend, Det. Jack Ramirez to get re-assigned to celebrity bodyguard for an actress receiving creepy fan mail. In order to "help" Ramirez get back into his boss' good graces, Maddie goes "undercover" as a wardrobe assistant for the television show the actress is on and her BFF Dana works as an extra. And we get more help from Felix Dunn, Brit hottie who wr ...more
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Arrhghh. I’ve been enjoying this series. Nice, easy, silly, over the top....but this book just annoyed me. I hated the way Rameriz talked, and treated, Maddie. I hated her apologising all the time. I got annoyed that his police pager just kept going off at the wrong time, all the time. It felt like there was lots of copy and pasting from previous books. I did enjoy the pop culture references and the drama and action to do with the mystery, but overall I think this wasn’t my favourite book of the ...more
Renee Collins
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another one I read all at one adventure, mystery, and super characters...especially Maddie...who doesn’t take no for an answer...Gemma Halliday, author must have a wicked sense of parts of this series is laugh at loud situations. I’ll be ordering all her series...hope you do the same!
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute book and easy read. Sometimes a book like this is just what you need.
Amrit Sinha
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 'High Heels Mysteries' have turned out to be an obsession of late. While ‘Spying in High Heels’ introduced me to the intoxication, ‘Killer in High Heels’ turned me into an addict, and now, having done with ‘Undercover in High Heels’, the third book in the series, I find it difficult not to consider myself as a fanatic reader of this series.

Gemma Halliday does what she knows best, weaving mysteries, murders, shootouts, but with a dash of humor, so much that it leaves an intriguing sense of sa
Blood Rose Books
This is the third book in the High Heels Series. The first book is Spying in High Heels and the second book is Killer in High Heels. While it is not completely essential that you read the other two books before this one, the build up of Maddie's life and relationships start, grow and blunder through the first two books and really they are just fun reads.

"Secret affairs, hunky gardeners, and housewives desperate enough to bare it all... welcome to Magnolia Lane, TV's hottest new prime time show."
When you bring together the words such as ‘High Heels’ and ‘Undercover’, you are sure to stir up the curiosity of any fouteen year old girl. The PG-13 version of Lara Croft is enough to make fans of chick-lit giddy with memories of their favourite childhood writer Meg Cabot. This story is like that; essentially targeted for pre-teens and Disney-flick-worshippers.

In some aspects (the typical chick-lit ones) things happen the way they are always supposed to be. A clumsy but warm-hearted, wide-eyed
Ashley Gooding
Undercover 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 3 in the High Heels Series

Description: (Goodreads) As the new wardrobe assistant on the set of Magnolia Lane, TV's newest hit show, shoe designer Maddie Springer is in fashion heaven. But then a young starlet is found dead. Now it's up to Maddie to sift through a secretive leading lady, an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown, a
Kay Dee
i reread this series because some of the newer ones came on sale recently for 99 cent and i bought them.

i like this as a candy book meaning it's a fun quick read. the murder mysteries are not that easy to solve with lots of suspects. the amateur detective and crew -Maddie, Dana, & Marco are fabulous and funny. the scary tough guy cop is dangerous and sexy. plus her mom and her mom's best friend are funny as well as insightful (they give ya clues if you look for them.)

what i don't like is ho
Nov 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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We are back with Maddie and the whole gang in Killer in High Heels. This time the stakes are higher and things are even more personal. Maddie hasn't seen her father since he ran off to Las Vegas with a showgirl named Lola. So, she's shocked to hear him on her answering machine with gunshots in the background. Maddie can't help herself to help him.

Maddie was still her sweet junk food eating self in this one. When she hears her father, she wants to help him but knows that things are much more comp
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Our own Maddie is back. She is at her funny best!
Dana is as diet-conscious and as supportive as ever!
Ramirez is still a Bad Cop and still wondering why he is in love with someone like Maddie!
Maddie’s mum is being herself, the caring (too caring) mother of Maddie.
Felix from the 2nd book and Jasmine from the 1st come back and push the plot forward!

Then there are a few new characters….
Mia, the self-obsessed, rude and arrogant telefilm actor….
Then Isabel, Margo, Ricky, many more… many more!

What I th
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Maddie Springer gets herself involved in the production of her favourite TV show – Magnolia Lane while her ‘partner’ Ramirez gets the job of keeping an eye on one of the lead actors because of stalkers and threats made. But Maddie being Maddie, undercover part of it doesn’t really work out well and things fall apart all around. She gets kidnapped and guns shoved into her face while there’s death on the sets and secrets being revealed all around. But Maddie may have gotten herself into something ...more
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Maddie finds herself on the set of one of her favorite tv shows when she gets her boyfriend "demoted" to security detail for one of its stars. She's on a mission to help him solve the murders that are racking up on set. Somewhere in the mix though she ends up with her own stalker who runs her out of her own home.

She shacks up with Ramirez for a night before they end up in one of their typical angry phases. She's hiding out from her stalker and her boyfriend when she finds herself at that rat rep
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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.

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High Heels (9 books)
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“So, really, this was all Ramirez's fault. (What can I say? Twelve years of Catholic school had taught me how to reassign guilt with the best of them.)” 0 likes
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