Laina Turner writes the Presley Thurman Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in Chicago. It features Presley Thurman-- your average single female trying to make her way up the corporate ladder while looking the best she possibly can. So when her boss fires her after she refuses his advances, she naturally prepares thinking of ways she can have a career and her shoe collection at the same time. Presley embarks on a new career as a freelance journalist and instead finds herself solving murders!
Books in this series:
Stilettos & Scoundrels (Presley Thurman Mysteries #1)
Gems & Gunshots (Presley Thurman Mysteries #2)
Necklaces & Nooses (Presley Thurman Mystery #3)
Handbags & Hooligans (Presley Thurman Mystery #4)
Tiaras & Texans (Presley Thurman Mysteries #5)
Cupids & Crooks (Presley Thurman Mystery #6)