Gemma Halliday

Latest Release


PLAY DEAD
a novel of suspense

She faked her death to escape life in a war torn country. But now her enemies have tracked her down, and this time they want her to stay dead.

Anya Danielovich lives with the guilt of what she had to do to survive when her native country divided against itself. But that was a long time ago. Today she's become Anna Smith, a single, thirtysomething woman living in San Francisco with a simple desire to lead a better life. Even if she is still haunted by her past—the enemies she made, the mentor she betrayed, the woman she was. She's taken care to cover her tracks over the years, but she's beginning to feel like she's being watched...

Nick Dade is a hired gunman, the best of the best. He's read Anya's file, knows the unspeakable acts she committed, and after weeks of surveillance, he's ready to pull the trigger on his latest target. That is until someone else beats him to the punch. With his agenda shattered, Dade is suddenly thrown together with the woman he's been sent to eliminate. Who is she really? Who hired the second hit? And who can he trust?

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  • Available October 17th!

Book Series


High Heels Mysteries


High crime meets high fashion as shoe designer Maddie Springer gets tangled up with hot LAPD homicide detective, Jack Ramirez. Her zany cast of friends and family help her step out of her heels and onto the trail of murder.



Jamie Bond Mysteries


Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. Former runway model turned P.I. who specializes in catching cheating husbands in the act. Jamie and her Bond Girls can track any cheater, bust an pre-nup, and uncover any number of dirty deeds in the process... including murder.

Hollywood Headlines Mysteries


The L.A. Informer is Hollywood most notorious tabloid. And the only thing hotter than the stories they cover are the reporters that work there. Meet Tina, Cam, and Allie - the most tenacious paparazzi on the sunset strip. Bad Guys beware: if you commit a crime in their town, the Informer's girls won't let you get away with it.

Tahoe Tessie Mysteries


Tessie King has just inherited the Royal Lakeside Casino in California's winter playground of South Lake Tahoe. What she didn't count on was inheriting was a string of thefts, a murder, the mob, and a sexy FBI agent out to put her behind bars. Tough job? Fo'get about it. All in a day's work for this lady luck.

Marty Hudson Mysteries


Martha "Marty" Hudson never intended to be an investigator. But a little white lie involving a fake PI named Sherlock Holmes suddenly turns her whole world around.

Anna Smith & Nick Dade Suspense Novels


She faked her death to escape life as an assassin. But now her enemies have tracked her down, and this time they want her to stay dead.

Deadly Cool Mysteries


All Hartley Grace Featherstone wanted to do was get through her junior year of High School with a minimum of scandal. Now not only is she the talk of the school, she's also stuck in the middle of a murder investigation. So not cool.

Other Works


Assassins, showgirls, secret agents, and bombshell bandits! Check out Gemma's stand-alone works here.