Death on Heelsby Ellen Byerrum
Summary from the back of the book: When fashion report Lacey Smithsonian moved to Washington, D.C., from the rugged small town of Sagebrush, Colorado, seh though the’d never look back. But when her former boyfriend cattle rancher Cole Tucker is arrested for the murders of the three women, Lacey digs her cowboy boots ouf 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? Lacey needs to rustle up all the help she can get for this case before her old flame is snuffed out for good. . .
I read this book back in October, but I’m a bit behind on posting reviews. If you have ever visited my blog then you know The Crime of Fashion Mystery Series is one of my all time favorite series. The books are always a good, solid, entertaining read.
In this latest installment, Lacey heads back to her home state of Colorado. As I am a transplanted Texas living in Colorado, that just made the story even more interesting. The ensemble of quirky side kicks (co-workers from The Eye Street Observer, Lacey’s family, and her BFFs) make the transition from Washington, D.C. to the wild wild west just fine, though I’m not sure Colorado will ever be the same after their visit. There is plenty of mystery, adventure, romance, and humor in this latest installment to keep readers entertained and engaged.
Byerrum has created a well plotted series that never fails to entertain. I loved it when a few of the earlier installments were made into movies on the Lifetime Movie Network. If you have not yet discovered this series, I highly recommended you check it out – the books and the movies – though we all know the books are always better.