Back for the next book review thursday already? Today's is Hollywood Scandels by Gemma Halliday. I have previously written about Gemma Halliday's other series High Heels Mysteries that left me with high expectations for this series. This first book did not disappoint.
The book starts out with Tina Bender, gossip columnist for the Informer (remember that?) and her boss Felix Dunn (Yeah, that Felix!) she gets a death threat so Felix puts her on desk duty and stuck with a rent a goon named Cal.
Tina doesn't want to take this sitting down though. She is going to find this mystery caller before they find her. Some corskscrews lead Tina and Cal back and forth between a teen actress, a movie star, a rock star in rehab, and a director being arraigned on child porn charges. But when Tina's eldery neighbor ends up dead in her condo this mystery caller is getting too close to home and Tina is more intent then ever to find the killer.
Like the high heels mysteries, there was always a witty comment waiting to make you laugh. Tina was funny, off key, the story had its share of oddness from senile old ladys to breaking the law in disneyland. Gemma Halliday never forgets the romance though. Making me perfectly happy to see Tina end up with Maninblack72.
Overall this was a 5 perfect book and i can't wait to tell you all about the other books in the series.