Beauty queen and sleuth-in-stilettos
Happy Pennington returns, this time to gaudy, garish Las
Find out why readers have called Happy
“the next Stephanie Plum” and the Beauty Queen Mysteries
“super-fab fun reads” …
How can you not like a character named Happy Pennington, the
daughter of a retired cop and the current reigning Ms.
America? Well, I liked her! Add her sidekicks in
crime-solving, fellow Beauty Queens Shanelle and Trixie, and
a hunk named Mario Suave (yes!) and you have a fast-paced,
funny, roller coaster ride through Vegas … As a girl without
much interest or ability in fashion, I suddenly found myself
wanting to learn makeup tips and practice walking with my
shoulders back. That's a credit to the subtle details Ms.
Dempsey includes in each book, from references to designer
clothing and accessories to the occasional revelation that
exposes the secrets behind Beauty Queen perfection … The
characters remain lovable because they have family values
(in the truest sense of the word) and none of them are
superhuman. They fumble. They fall. They temporarily fail.
Just as we would in the same position … The Beauty Queen
Mysteries are on my must read list, and I can't wait for the
next installment. – Jacqueline Vick, A Writer's Jumble