High Heels are Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Bk 2)
High Heels are Murder - Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Bk 2 Author:Elaine Viets There are some major benefits to Josie's job--like, oh, getting paid to shoe shop. But on the flip side, there are sleazes to deal with...like salesman Mel Poulaine. His employer, the chichi Soft Shoe store, thinks the heel's a little too interested in his line of work--namely, handling women's bare feet. So they hire Josie to mystery-shop their... more » St. Louis store and see whether Mel should get the boot. But one thing leads to another and Josie finds herself in St. Louis's seedy underbelly. Before long, she gets caught up in a web of gambling, blackmail, and truly desperate housewives. And she hopes against hope that she won't end up murdered in Manolos...« less
I really enjoyed this book! Elaine Viets is one of my favorite authors. The heroine, Josie Marcus, a single mother, has to solve a murder mystery regarding a slain shoe salesman. She also has to deal with her mother comparing her to "the perfect Cheryl" next door who in an ironic twist becomes a suspect in the investigation. If she clears Cheryl, Cheryl's mother, Mrs. Mueller, will make sure that Josie's mother, Jane, will become Maplewood chair of the St. Louis Flower Guild. Jane desperately wants to become the Maplewood chair of the St. Louis Flower Guild. Is Cheryl guilty? Or is it someone else? Read the book and find out.
Theresa M. (TMassad) reviewed High Heels are Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 3
If you loved the first Josie Marcus(Mystery Shopper), Dying in Style, you will love this continuation. Josie finds her self mystery shopping a a high-end ladies shoe boutique, and from there things start to unravel! This book is a nonstop laugh, with the quirky situations Josie Marcus ends up in!
Josie Marcus, single mom, and secret shopper, is sent to check out a complaint on a shoe store employee who women say is spending too much time - holding their feet. She finds the gentleman in a compromising position - with a shoe. He loses his job and then his life. Josie is asked to investigate by her nosy neighbor who has always hated Josie, because the neighbor's perfect daughter is suspected of the murder. This one involves housewives, Mel the sleezy shoe salesman who lives in a mansion, the nosy neighbor, and lots and lots of shoes. Oh, and Josh the sexy barrista.