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Killer Heels

Author : Rebecca Chance
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From the boardroom to the bedroom, the catwalk to the kerbside… Starry-eyed ingénue Coco Raeburnis passionately ambitious. She will do anything - and anyone - to get her own editorship at a top fashion magazine. And her ruthless boss Victoria Glossop, editor at top UK fashion magazine Style, will do everything in her power to stop her… But Victoria has her own ambitions - she wants the top job at Style's US headquarters, and nothing will come between her and her dream. Uber-svengaliJacob Dupleix, media magnate, owner of Style, and one of the most powerful men in New York and London, is used to controlling all he sees. But when Victoria demands that he give her the US Style editorship, he gives in, little realizing that his empire could be about to fall apart. In New York, mentor and voice of calm in a storm, Mereillewatches the shifts of power with detached amusement. If only they knew quite how much power she could wield if she had to…

Killer Heels

Author : Stefano Tonchi
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This gorgeous book explores the fashion world's most coveted and iconic object--the high-heeled shoe. Killer Heels explores the rich cultural history of the high heel and its relation to power, fantasy, sexuality, and identity. More than 160 spectacular contemporary and historical shoe designs--from sixteenth-century Venetian platforms to twenty-first-century Christian Louboutins--play with the cultural and artistic possibilities of the high heel, use innovative or unexpected materials, and push the limits of functionality and beauty. Complementing the shoes are stills, sketches, and artist statements for six films specially commissioned for the exhibition from Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome that explore a range of provocative themes and demonstrate the power of the high heel in the collective imagination. In addition, several of the designers included in the exhibition (including Brian Atwood, Zaha Hadid, Pierre Hardy, and Christian Louboutin), along with Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, contribute thoughts on topics such as their inspiration and design process, and the cultural significance of high heels. This collection of killer heels is filled with stunning photos and fashion lore. This book accompanies a traveling exhibition: Brooklyn Museum September 10, 2014-February 15, 2015 Albuquerque Museum May 30-August 9, 2015 Palm Springs Art Museum, California September 4, 2015-January 3, 2016 Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire February 5-May 15, 2016

Killer Heels

Author : Terri Peterson
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"Killer Heels" continues where "Trans" ended but introduces a sinister thriller element. The three cross-dressing teens discover that they have a disturbing ally - one who will stop at nothing to achieve their goal, adding a darker meaning to the phrases dressed to kill, or killer heels.

Killer Heels

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Cupcakes and Killer Heels

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Ruby Delisantro never blushes… …but after one glance from the infuriating Callum Westmore's bedroom eyes she's flushed redder than a glacé cherry. Her body has the right idea, for now that Callum's convertible has crashed into her life, nothing will ever be the same…. Ruby's always been in the driver's seat when it comes to relationships, but something tells her that Callum sees straight through her sharp salsa moves and snappy one-liners to her soft-as-buttercream heart beneath. For Ruby's in danger of losing control and–worse still–liking it!

Killer in High Heels

Author : Gemma Halliday
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series! L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer hasn't seen her father since he reportedly ran off to Las Vegas with a showgirl named Lola. So she's shocked when he leaves a desperate plea for help on her answering machine—ending in a loud bang. Gunshot? Car backfire? Never one to leave her curiosity unsatisfied, Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-happy best friend, makes tracks for Sin City in search of her MIA dad. Maddie hits the jackpot, all right. She finds not only her dad, but also a handful of aging drag queens, an organized crime ring smuggling fake Prada pumps, and one relentless killer. Plus, it seems the LAPD's sexiest cop is doing a little Vegas moonlighting of his own. In a town where odds are everything, Maddie bets it all on her ability to out-step a vicious murderer. She just hopes her gamble pays off…before her own luck runs out. Other Books in the High Heels Series: #1 Spying in High Heels #2 Killer in High Heels #3 Undercover in High Heels #3.5 Christmas in High Heels (short story) #4 Alibi in High Heels #5 Mayhem in High Heels #5.5 Honeymoon in High Heels (short story) #5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella) #6 Fearless in High Heels #7 Danger in High Heels #8 Homicide in High Heels #9 Deadly in High Heels What critics are saying about Killer in High Heels: "This amusing whodunit scores big. Maddie's winning return, with her bold comical voice and knack for thinking fast on her strappy slingbacks, will elicit cheers from fans of the growing chick mystery field." ~ Publishers' Weekly "Blending romance and humor, Maddie and her madcap friends are an enjoyable treat." ~ Parkersburg Sentinel "Readers who crave light mystery mixed with romance will love this book!" ~ Fresh Fiction "KILLER IN HIGH HEELS is 'packing' with action, hilarity, danger, almost-sex, and fashion wows and woes. Gemma Halliday gives the reader nothing but pure indulgence and fabulous fun!" ~ Once Upon a Romance "This is a first-rate, humorous mystery and one you can't help but grin and giggle all the way through." ~ Romance Reader at Heart "KILLER IN HIGH HEELS is a humorous, delectable romp you won't want to miss!" ~ Romance Junkies

High Heels are Murder

Author : Elaine Viets
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From the Agatha Award-Winning Author of Dying In Style Every job has its pluses and minuses. Josie Marcus gets to shoe-shop-but she also must deal with men like Mel Poulaine, who's too interested in handling women's feet. Soon Josie's been hired by Mel's boss to mystery-shop the store, but one step leads to another and Josie finds herself in St. Louis's seedy underbelly. Caught up in a web of crime, Josie hopes against hope that she won't end up murdered in Manolos.

High Heels and Homicide

Author : Kasey Michaels
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When mystery author Maggie Kelly pops across the pond for a movie shoot--accompanied by her once-fictional, now all-too-real (not to mention sexy) hero, Alexandre, Viscount Saint Just--she's in for a jolly good time. We are not amused ... Don't get me wrong--there was plenty to laugh about when we first arrived in Merry Olde England to watch one of my novels being shot as a TV movie. Alex was delighted with the location (a seventeenth-century manor house), but horrified with the surfer-dude mimbo playing him. I, personally, found the situation hilarious ... until the scriptwriter showed up. Dead. Lights, camera ... action! No, not that kind of action. Hmmmm ... on second thought ... Okay, so things are suddenly getting hot and heavy between Alex and me--and our timing is atrocious as usual, what with the murder and mayhem. Suspects? Don't get me started. There's Mr. Contemptuous Director, Ms. Man-Crazy Production Assistant, Mr. Fancy Pants English Actor, Ms. Diva Leading Lady, and ... yours truly. Yep, I was seen arguing with the victim right before his unfortunate demise, so I am, as the Brits would say, in a bit of a pickle.

Danger in High Heels

Author : Gemma Halliday
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series! Maddie Springer is all about fashion. So when her best friend Dana's movie star boyfriend, Ricky Montgomery, becomes a contestant on the ballroom dance reality hit, Dancing with Celebrities, she is over the moon at the thought of visiting the sparkly, spandexy costumes on the set. That is until Ricky's dance partner is found dead in his dressing room... in the nude! Suddenly the police suspect him of murder, Dana suspects him of cheating on her, and the reporters at the L.A. Informer, Hollywood's most notorious tabloid, have dubbed him "Dancing Death." Now it's up to Maddie to clear his name as she wades through a misfit cast of reality show dancers to find out just who has a grudge against the show's star... and who is in danger of taking their final bow next! Other Books in the High Heels Series: #1 Spying in High Heels #2 Killer in High Heels #3 Undercover in High Heels #3.5 Christmas in High Heels (short story) #4 Alibi in High Heels #5 Mayhem in High Heels #5.5 Honeymoon in High Heels (short story) #5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella) #6 Fearless in High Heels #7 Danger in High Heels #8 Homicide in High Heels #9 Deadly in High Heels What critics are saying about The High Heels Mysteries: "A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible." - Chicago Tribune "Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!" - Publishers’ Weekly, starred review "Smart, funny and snappy…the perfect beach read!" - Fresh Fiction "A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!" - Romance Reviews Today "Gemma Halliday writes like a seasoned author leaving the reader hanging on to every word, every clue, every delicious scene of the book. It’s a fun and intriguing mystery full of laughs and suspense." - Once Upon A Romance What readers are saying about The High Heels Mysteries: "Do you like Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, J.D. Robb, or Stephanie Bond? Then you'll LOVE Gemma Halliday's High Heels series!" - Nikki "The high heels books are one part Fashion Police's Joan Rivers, one part Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, and one part Agatha Christie cozy - which all add up to pure fun." - Jessica "Laugh out loud fun! Lucy and Ethel have met their match with Maddie Springer and her sidekick Dana." - Alexandra "If you like Dancing with the Stars, you're going to love this book! It's the funniest take on the TV show I've ever seen!" - Debra

Suspect in High Heels

Author : Gemma Halliday
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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling series! Death at an antiques show has this fashion designer turned amateur sleuth on the case again... When Maddie Springer—shoe designer turned amateur sleuth—tags along with her mother to the Antiques Extravaganza road show, the last thing she expects to have to do is pull her mom off of a celebrity appraiser after he calls her prized antique hatpin a phony. But things go from harried to homicide when the same appraiser is found dead just moments later—killed by Mom's hatpin! Now not even Maddie's husband, LAPD Detective Jack Ramirez, can save Mom as the force's two most bumbling detectives are assigned to the case. As if Maddie doesn't have enough on her plate, her best friends, Dana and Marco, enlist her help to plan the most over-the-top Hollywood surprise party ever for Dana's fiancé (who has a little surprise of his own up his sleeve), Maddie's adorable twin toddlers are always up to no good, and the only thing that can calm her fashion-challenged and suddenly-a-suspect mom down are aura cleansing from her favorite Venice Beach psychic, Mrs. Rosenblatt. Whether they help or hurt, Maddie's friends assist her in wading through a slew of murder suspects—none of whom are telling the truth and all of whom have ample motive to want the appraiser dead. Was it the frigid business partner with questionable ethics? The clown-collecting fan-turned-stalker? The auction house owner with a grudge? Or was the appraiser's real business something much more sinister than his TV personality let on…and much more deadly? Maddie and her eccentric gang of unlikely sleuths are under the gun to find out before the real killer strikes again…and Mom takes the fall! The High Heels Mysteries: #1 Spying in High Heels #2 Killer in High Heels #3 Undercover in High Heels #3.5 Christmas in High Heels (short story) #4 Alibi in High Heels #5 Mayhem in High Heels #5.5 Honeymoon in High Heels (novella) #5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (short story) #6 Fearless in High Heels #7 Danger in High Heels #8 Homicide in High Heels #9 Deadly in High Heels #10 Suspect in High Heels #11 Peril in High Heels What critics are saying: "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre: she knows how to blend fashion, suspense, laughter, and romance in all the right doses." ~ Fresh Fiction "A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible." ~ Chicago Tribune "Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!" ~ Publishers’ Weekly, *starred review* "A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!" ~ Romance Reviews Today Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

Wall Street in High Heels

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Spying in High Heels

Author : Gemma Halliday
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L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300 pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her.

Killer Among the Vines

Author : Gemma Halliday
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From New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a killer new culinary mystery novel in the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine Mysteries! Emmy Oak's family run winery has been in the headlines one too many times and for all the wrong reasons. Which is why she's decided to hire a night security guard, Bill Buckley, to keep an eye on the place. Only when Buckley calls her in a panic about a tripped alarm, Emmy fears trouble at Oak Valley Vineyards again. A fear that is realized in the worst way when Emmy rushes home to find her security guard dead among the blooming grape vines. Was it poachers? Trespassers? An interrupted would-be burglar? Or was the attack less random and much more personal... Emmy's sorta-maybe boyfriend Detective Christopher Grant worries the killer might have been after her. But as Emmy learns more about her late employee, she realizes Buckley had far more enemies than she. Before becoming a security guard, Buckley was a police officer...who was caught taking bribes to look the other way. A scandal that illuminates a whole host of suspects, including an angry ex-wife, a former partner with a grudge, and a convicted madame turned cookie purveyor with revenge on the mind. Not to mention the surly teenage son of Buckley's live-in girlfriend, who would do anything to get rid of his almost-stepdad. But when Emmy finds out Detective Grant also has his own connection to the dead man, she suddenly wonders what else Grant may be hiding about his past. Can Emmy ferret out the killer among the vines... before they come looking for another victim? **Simple and delicious recipes and affordable wine pairings included!** "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre." ~ Fresh Fiction "I rank 'A Sip Before Dying' as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!" ~ The Book Breeze "The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow." ~ Cozy Mystery Book Review Wine & Dine Mysteries: A Sip Before Dying – book #1 Chocolate Covered Death – book #2 Victim in the Vineyard – book #3 Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4 Death in Wine Country – book #5 Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6 Killer Among the Vines – book #7 Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

Killer Heels

Author : Lisa Small
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High Heels schon der verschwörerisch gehauchte Begriff lässt nicht nur Frauenherzen höherschlagen. Ob in Plateau-, Keil- oder Stilettoform, an Pumps, Sandalen oder Stiefeln: Hohe Absätze versprechen lange Beine und erhöhte Aufmerksamkeitswerte. Das wissen wir nicht erst seit den Auftritten von Carry, Samantha und Co. in ‚Sex and the City’, schon die Venezianerinnen des 16. Jahrhunderts balancierten auf erhöhten Sohlen durchs Hochwasser. ‚Killer Heels’ setzt noch eins drauf und verkündet schon im Vorwort: This Is Not a Shoe. Was Künstler wie Balenciaga, Chanel, Nicholas Kirkwood, Julian Hakes, Christian Louboutin, Noritaka Tatehana, Roger Vivier oder Atalanta Weller schufen, ist nicht unbedingt für den täglichen Gebrauch bestimmt. Vielmehr ist jeder hier gezeigte Schuh ein Statement, ein Kunstwerk, ein Designobjekt, ein Must-have. In sechs thematischen Kapiteln setzen sich die Autoren mit dem High Heel als Kultobjekt auseinander, mit seiner reichen kulturellen Geschichte und komplexen Beziehung zu Sexualität, Fantasie, Funktionalität, Identität und Macht. Im Spannungsfeld von Mode, Design und Kulturgeschichte steht hier das begehrenswerteste Objekt der Modegeschichte mit seinen skulpturalen, architektonischen und künstlerischen Möglichkeiten im Mittelpunkt. Gestalterisch inszeniert im Dialog mit historischen Vorläufern des 16. bis 19. Jahrhunderts und den gewagtesten Kreationen der Design-Ikonen des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts wie Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli und Salvatore Ferragamo.0Exhibition: Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA (10.9.2014-15.2.2015).

Killer Riff

Author : Sheryl J. Anderson
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Glossy mag advice columnist Molly Forrester has been working her tail off to get recognized as an investigative journalist and has even solved a few murders along the way, but none of that matters to her editor, who's more than happy to keep Molly tied down to her Dear Abby roots. Thankfully, though, her publisher has taken notice and has a lot more faith: Molly's been promoted, and her first assignment as a full-time feature writer should be a cinch. It's a profile of Russell Elliott, the legendary rock manager/producer who just died of an accidental overdose. The rock 'n roll world is pretty accustomed to seeing its brightest stars burn out early, and jaded as it sounds, no one is shocked by Elliot's death---no one except his daughter, that is, who is convinced that it was no accident. All Molly has to do to keep her new job, pump up newsstand sales, and win back reluctant beau NYPD homicide detective Kyle Edwards is give Elliot a once-over like a devoted fan, without looking too deeply at anything that smacks of murder, like his infamous family, his infighting protégés, or the rumor about his long-lost bootleg tapes. What could be easier for Zeitgeist magazine's newest star? Almost anything. Smart, sexy, and suspenseful, Killer Riff takes readers on a thrilling tour of New York's high-stakes music industry and makes for a stylishly entertaining addition to Sheryl J. Anderson's jazzy Molly Forrester series.

Vogue Essentials Heels

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“/i>h3>'Rolfe explores the fascinating link between heels and both physical and psychological power. Divided into four shoe categories and accompanied by archival images from the pages of British Vogue, the book provides a charming documentation of what is arguably fashion's most powerful accessory - from sleek Chanel sling-backs to brazen creations by Balenciaga.' - British Vogue 'You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.' - Christian Dior There is an indefinable magic, mystique and fascination about high-heeled shoes that passes all understanding or logic. How can you explain that the simple act of pointing your toes and gently slipping them into a pair of towering heels can be such a powerful experience physically, psychologically and emotionally? As British Vogue has charted over the last hundred years, by stepping into a pair of heels, a woman's personality is instantly transformed. Divided into the categories of Fancy Footwork, Enduring Classics, Step Up and Rainbow Heels, British Vogue's archive of fashion photos has been plundered to showcase the most beautiful, memorable, rule-breaking and trend-setting heels to be photographed in its 100-year history. Published simultaneously with Vogue Essentials: Lingerie. This irresistible new series from Conran Octopus and British Vogue explores the key pieces in a stylish woman's wardrobe and features photographs from Vogue's peerless archive of more than a million pictures.

A Sip Before Dying

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From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a brand new series full of mystery, laughter, and murder in wine country...The Oak Valley Vineyard has been in Emmy Oak's family for generations. So when the small Sonoma winery is suddenly in financial trouble and in danger of being gobbled up by the corporate giants, Emmy moves home to try to save her legacy with her modern culinary know-how. First step-she throws a party showcasing her latest vintage and signature tasty treats to a group of wine country's most elite enthusiasts. Only when one of her VIP guests sips a glass of poisoned wine and dies in her cellar, Emmy's name is on everyone lips for all the wrong reasons.The victim was the young, boy-toy husband of one of Silicon Valley's most successful female CEOs... and his playboy ways and suspicious spending habits have almost no one mourning his death. Enter Detective Christopher Grant, recent SFPD transplant, who is assigned to the case and immediately hones in on Oak Valley. But Emmy is determined to clear her winery's name-even if Grant's dark eyes, sexy smile, and mysterious past threaten to distract her. After calling in the big guns to help her-a.k.a. her jewelry designer best friend and copious amounts of cookie dough ice cream-Emmy finds herself digging through a slew of suspects to uncover crimes, grudges, and secret affairs that could put a soap opera to shame. Can Emmy find out just which of the upper crust poisoned the victim's vintage...or will Emmy's next sip be her last? **Simple and delicious recipes included!**

Killer Cocktail

Author : Sheryl J. Anderson
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Advice columnist Molly Forrester needs a much-needed break from her job at Zeitgeist, a Manhattan glossy. The opportunity for some R-n-R arrives when her best friends, Tricia and Cassady, invite her to the Hamptons for a weekend of hard-earned fun to celebrate Tricia's brother's engagement. But Molly's plans of sipping margaritas by the poolside and working on nothing more than her tan are sidetracked by an unscheduled event—the murder of the bride-to-be... It isn't long before suspicion is cast on Tricia's brother. Was this a case of jealousy or something much deeper? Now Molly must follow a trail of sex, lies, and streaming video back to Manhattan, but her sleuthing efforts are complicated when her ex-boyfriend, NYPD homicide detective Kyle Edwards, interferes with the case—and with Molly's heart...

Death on Heels

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When fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian moved to Washington, D.C., from rugged, small town Sagebrush, Colorado, she thought she’d never look back. But when her former boyfriend, cattle rancher Cole Tucker, is arrested for the murders of three women, Lacey digs her cowboy boots out of her closet and hops on the next plane. She is certain of Tucker’s innocence, until he abducts her during a daring courthouse escape. Is Tucker capable of murder, too? Or is there a larger conspiracy in the small town? Lacey needs to rustle up all the help she can get for this case before her old flame is snuffed out for good...

Killer Focus

Author : Victoria LK Williams
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A pink slip, a birthday card, new neighbors...Piper Avery thought her week was bad-then she found the body on the beach! Piper had no intentions of getting involved, but undercover cop Joel Stevenson, inadvertently challenged her. And, well, she had no choice, did she? Piper and the spaniel Daisy, a surprise birthday gift and a bit of a diva, begin to investigate and are soon caught up in more than they are prepared for. Joining forces with Joel and his K-9 partner, Scout, they work to solve the murder-before Piper becomes the next victim. And while Piper is looking for the murderer, she is also adjusting to her mother and mother-in-law as neighbors while getting her photography gallery ready to open. It might turn out to be more of an adventure than Piper is prepared for. Grab a copy and find out if Piper makes it through her first adventure!