Maggie has written a series of books, the Saint Just Mysteries, one of which is now being made into a TV movie. Alexandre Blake, the Viscount Saint Just, is the main character in her books and Sterling Balder is his sidekick. Somehow they have come to life and are currently residing in her apartment building in New York City.
Maggie, Alex and Sterling head to London where the movie is being filmed. Arriving at the movie set, a manor that has been chosen for the filming, they meet the cast and crew. Alex immediately decides that Troy, the young man playing him in the movie, needs lessons on how to be an English gentleman. Perry will be playing Sterling and he decides that gluing himself to the real Sterling will help him get into character. The screen writer is a brown nose, the director is annoyed, no one is impressed with Maggie even though she wrote the book, and everyone else is just complaining and stomping around waiting for the rain to stop. Maggie decides after spending some time with the colorful lot, that once the rain stops she, Alex and Sterling are going back home and getting away from this disaster.
Alex is Maggie's dream man and he is trying to get her to admit it, but Maggie is afraid she will lose him, along with her heart, if he ever returns from wherever it is he came from.
Things get even more bizarre when someone is murdered and everyone is a suspect. The rain has caused a flood and has made it impossible to leave, so true to his characters form, Alex intends to solve the crime with Maggie as his new sidekick and Sterling stumbling along behind them.
High Heels and Homicide is hilarious and suspenseful. The witty one-liners, the comical characters, and the fact that Alex and Sterling are from Regency England and are currently residing in the 21st century, combine to make this story great fun to read. Maggie is delightful; she is witty and down to earth. Alex is a true storybook hero; he is charming, handsome, polite, courageous, and always impeccably dressed. My only disappointment is that Maggie and Alex never even kiss. They will someday though, I just know it! I would recommend reading the previous books in this series before this one. I don't think its necessary but it would answer some questions you'll have right off the bat. High Heels and Homicide is a modern day 'who done it'. It's so entertaining you won't want to put it down!
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