Down and Out in Beverly Heels by Kathryn Leigh Scott

Down and Out in Beverly Heels

From brunch in Bel Air to homeless in Hollywood…Former actress Meg Barnes used to have it all: tony Beverly Hills address, Amex Black card, Manolos for every day of the month. Not to mention a career as a popular TV detective that made her glittering life possible. But her lifestyle of the rich and famous has turned into a reality show for d-listed starlets. Lost in her Louboutins, she has one man to thank: her con man of a husband.Handsome FBI...

Details Down and Out in Beverly Heels

TitleDown and Out in Beverly Heels
Release DateMar 26th, 2013
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreMystery, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Fiction, Cozy Mystery

Reviews Down and Out in Beverly Heels

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    I enjoyed this story of an aging Hollywood actress trying to get her life back on track after her husband's mysterious disappearance. I wish that Meg's TV show was real! It sounds fun!Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine.
  • Ian
    Meg Barnes was once a popular actress. She lived the glittering Hollywood lifestyle and had everything she could possibly want. Then she discovers her husband was in fact a con-man who has not only left her penniless he has stolen millions of dollars from investors...and some of them are the Russian mafia. Now homeless, she finds herself living in her car, desperately trying to maintain her dignity and get her career back...but the FBI are still ...
  • Penelope Irving
    This book is… OK. It’s got some interesting characters – the more interestingly drawn, have little to do with the plot – and a bit of what feels like authentic Hollywood-insider atmosphere, where it’s just another workplace and not an aspirational dreamworld seen from the outside. But quite honestly, it’s a clear case of genre fraud. The cartoony cover and the punny title lead you to expect a light dose of chicklit. It quickly turns o...
  • Rob
    I know what you are thinking. . ."Why would a guy go near this book?" Because Kathryn Leigh Scott wrote it, that's why! She also happens to be quite a fun writer when it comes to fiction. Kathryn clearly wants you to read this book and laugh along with her. The story is simple enough: D-list celebrity loses everything and a year later finds herself embroiled in a big mess she was beginning to hope was long gone. The pacing is good, there are no r...
  • Robert
    Full disclosure, I've know Kathryn Leigh Scott casually for a number of years, and I promised to attend her book signing at Book 'Em Mysteries in South Pasadena a few weeks ago, but couldn't make it. I did pick up the book, however, and I'm glad I did. Part romance, and part mystery--i'm not sure there are quite enough dead bodies and bodice rippings to satisfy the most avid readers of these genres--in fact most of the murders occur off stage and...
  • Krissy
    I was hoping this book would be funnier. And the protagonist, Meg, was really TSTL most of the time. She could really get under my skin. Homeless, bankrupt, mooching off a friend in order to even survive and yet she was too good to sit and sign some autographs for a few fucking hours for cash? That scene really pissed me off. And then she was determined to go behind the backs of the cops and find her ex before they did. For what reason? To "confr...
  • Kathy Bennett
    I think the author knows a lot about the Hollywood set and how they live and act. There was humor, intrigue, and romance all wrapped into this book. I loved the character Meg Barnes and her quest to find out how she wound up 'down and out' after living the life of a Hollywood star. It's clear the writer has lived and worked in Hollywood. The thing that struck me the most about this book was I cared about Meg and the other characters and what happ...
  • Kelsey
    Enjoyed the book, but occasionally I just wanted to smack the main character. She vacillates between being extremely naive and trusting everyone, and extremely cynical and trusting no one--while real people are rarely consistent, the swings were a bit much for me. Still, an interesting look at Hollywood.
  • Janet Cleary
    From brunch in Bel Air to homeless in Hollywood - really good read of a actress trying to track down her missing husband. Liked this book a lot!
  • Charlotte Milne
    From the cover I was expecting something quite different, but I liked the book and read it more or less in one gulp. Good characterisations, the humour is there but not LOL funny. Thought the picture of Hollywood life and people was probably very accurate. Meg Barnes as a middle aged ex-celebrity was a surprise (that misleading cover again) but real, though her lovely friend Donna was a bit too wonderful, and her other friend Carol was a bit too ...
  • doris
    Scott/down and out in Beverly. HeelsThis story was a hard read, it did not delivered at the beginning making me want to just put the book away as a lost. It did not capture my attention or make me want to read it the beginning of the story about an actress who married a real estate investor who even con her and some of her friends,but skipped out leaving everyone believing she was in on it,but,was con also and lost everything. I read the story th...
  • Atila Yumusakkaya
    It is worth reading. But the features and physical appearances.of the characters are not defined adequately, so you cannot visualize how they look like. It is difficult to make a guess what kind of physical attraction might be between them. For instance a woman character whom I assumed a middle aged woman turns out to be a very attractive ex model.
  • Marci Kimball
    New Author for me!Some fun, lots of excitement, but the plot, never clear, was waaaaay too convoluted for me! It took me forever to read it! Not bad tho. Most folks would enjoy it, I'm sure! Enjoy!
  • Cheryl
    Jinxed againThis was a little slow to me in the beginning but it was worth the time. Meg found a wonderful friend in Donna. A typical ending ..
  • Sonya
    This is a funny, mysterious book. It was a lot of fun to read. Loved the characters!!
  • Doniela Lewis
    Great read!K.L. Scott does a great job of keeping your interest and wanting to read on. Rooting for Jack and Meg!!
  • Sandy Samuel
    CuteThis is a light, fun read. There are some surprises, which makes it a pleasant way to pass time. I really enjoyed it.
  • Caroline Craig
    Wasn't impressed with plot and entire book was very choppy.
  • Carol
    What a fun book to read! Reminded me of the BBC Agatha Raisin mysteries. Full of lively characters, movie memorabilia and the exciting adventures of all. I had trouble putting the book down in the wee hours of the morning. Thank you Miss Scott!
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityI picked this book because I watched Dark Shadows, even though I knew there wouldn’t be anything about vampires in Down and Out in Beverly Heels, because Kathryn Leigh Scott was part of the cast of my long ago favorite. The “what happens after” connection was enough to make me curious, and I’m glad it did.Meg Barnes is an “actress of a certain age’ who is so far below barely scraping by in Hollyw...
  • shamena
    This book was a blind purchase. I liked the look of the cover and didn't even bother to read the blurb.Personally, as a teenager, I'm used to reading about other teenagers or young adults. It was a different experience reading about a character who was middle aged. The characters themselves were likable.I liked how Meg grew as a person- she started off as being someone who appeared to have very little knowledge of the world yet as the story devel...
  • Sandie
    A year ago, Meg Barnes had it all. Veteran of a hit TV series, she had a lovely home in Los Angeles, cars, designer clothes, and a new husband, Paul, she loved immensely. But what a difference a year makes. Paul calls her one day and tells her he has been kidnapped and to pay the ransom when she gets instructions. She sends everything she owns but Paul is not returned. Then the truth starts to emerge. Paul is a con man, and he has taken not only ...
  • Maggie
    I really enjoyed this book. I definitely think this could be considered a cozy mystery as the main character, Meg Barnes, is trying to solve a mystery but she is not a detective at all. Scott’s knowledge of acting and what goes on behind the scenes is put to good use and was almost as entertaining to read about as the main storyline.I liked reading about Meg’s former character of Jinx. The description that Scott gives made me think of a mix b...
  • Create With Joy
    Where, oh where, is Paul C. Stephens? That’s what everyone wants to know!When Hollywood starlet Meg Barnes first met Paul, she thought she had met the man of her dreams. Now, Meg’s life has turned into one huge nightmare because Paul – her charming husband – turned out to be a con man who pulled off one of the biggest real estate scams in Hollywood, then left Meg behind to pay the piper.So much for whirlwind romances!Now Meg Barnes is Dow...
  • Kathleen
    In Down And Out In Beverly Heels author Kathryn Leigh Scott utilizes her personal experience in the entertainment industry to weave a quirky tale that has a great mix of mystery, comedy and romance.Set in glitzy Beverly Hills, the story is written in the first person narrative that follows the trials and tribulations of Meg Barnes, a down and out former actress, as she goes on a search to track down Paul, her con man husband, who has disappeared ...
  • Janna Shay
    Mystery, comedy & romance in a creative story lineDown and Out in Beverly Heels is an entertaining read with a creative story line. Kathryn Leigh Scott demonstrates her talent for writing with this enjoyable story that combines mystery, comedy and a light touch of romance. Meg Barnes is an aging actress that finds herself homeless and down on her luck due to her missing second husband, who conned her and many of her friends out of millions of dol...
  • Suzzette Dawes
    Up all Night Laughing -A Review of Down and Out in Bevery Heels by Kathryn Leigh I came upon this by chance. I have picked up a "couponing" habit. AmazonLocal had a free coupon where one could get 2 books for $12. I thought I had a great deal......until I saw the selections. I have never heard of these authors so based on the description given, I picked my two. This first one had it all: humor, suspense and romance.I had a coupon from Amazon to b...
  • Ramie
    Full disclosure:  This popped up in Amazon Vine while I'm in the midst of a two year (and counting) Dark Shadows marathon.  So I see the name Kathryn Leigh Scott on a book and tell myself "yes, grab that one" even though it's not really a genre I'd usually read.  Sheer curiousity drove me to this book.With that out of the way, this is the story of Meg Barnes.  Once the co-star of hit television series, she'd likely now be past her prime anywa...
  • Kelly Moran
    Former actress Meg Barnes is more than down and out. She's living in her car. Her life's gone from rich and famous to a reality TV show thanks to her con man of a husband. Handsome FBI agent Jack Mitchell thinks he knows a suspect when he sees one, except Meg looks like anything but. He's having a hard time linking this beauty to her husband's epic real estate scams. Determined to prove her innocence, and find her missing soon-to-be ex, Meg goes ...
  • Shelly Itkin
    I had never heard of the author, Kathryn Leigh Scott before but was attracted to the title, Down and Out In Beverly Heels. This is the story of Meg Barnes, an actress who is famous for staring in a TV detective series and is married to a very attractive husband, who unfortunately is nothing but a scheming no good liar and fake. Love seems to be hiding behind the blinders, as Meg has no clue as to how he has schemed most of her friends out of huge...