This is the High Heels Mystery Series by Gemma Halliday. The 1st book is called Spying in High Heels the story follows child shoe designer Maddie Springer. She has an obsession with shoes and a boyfriend that has just disappeared. With the help of her best friend Dana (the actress/ aerobics instructer) Maddie set out to hunt down her boyfriend richard before the cop on the case, Jack Ramirez, finds him first. It definitely left me laughing the whole way through. The witty commentary. The inappropriate jokes and the escapades Maddie conjures up to get her way are down right hard to resist.
Book 2 is called Killer in High Heels after a call from her absentee father Maddie is on the case again to Las Vagas with Dana and Marco to tag along. But in usual Maddie fashion when searching for her father she ends up stumbling onto the murder of a drag queen and a mob smuggling scheme of fake shoes. She also falls right in the middle of another of Ramirez's cases. Leaving him frustrated that she hasn't learned to listen and they haven't had a chance alone since the last case they solved. Finding her dad having another freakout by her mom and a completely absurd ending. It was just as funny as the original.
The 3rd book was called Undercover in High heels. Maddie ruined yet another of Ramirez's cases by playing the part of the jealous 'sort of girlfriend.' Ramirez is ultimately demoted to glorified security for an actress on the set of Maddie and Dana's new favorite show Magnolia Lane. To get back in Ramirez's good graces Maddie and Dana come up with a way to solve the case and meet the cast. Dana as an extra on the show and Maddie calling in a few favors and becoming an assistant in wardrobe. Yet again with Maddie fashion she stumbles into another murder when Mia's (Ramirez's case) stand in is found dead in Mia's trailer. This leads Maddie and Dana to interviewing castmembers and running to the infamous Jasmine from book 1 (who is now pornstar extraordinaire) all the while the first mistake she made being the jealous 'not quite' girlfriend was coming back to kill her. In the end Maddie ends up with 2 murderers on her tail and a really upset 'bad cop' that she was trying to avoid before another lecture. This one was just as disarmingly funny and i couldn't stop reading it or stop laughing. So far these first three books have given me high hopes for the last three. The forth one i have just started and am already laughing. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars for each of them. Keep you posted for next week.