The Maizie Albright Star Detective series

by Larissa Reinhart


Three Teen Choice Awards, One Emmy Nomination, and several Maxim covers later, Maizie Albright was an ex-star, stuck in reality show hell, and standing before a California judge.

She has one chance for a new life: return home to Black Pine, Georgia, and get a job that has nothing to do with show business.

So why not become the person she played during the happiest days of her life? A private detective.

First problem: She’s got to do it in 10 days.

Second problem: She’s got to convince the only PI in town to hire her. 

Third problem: She lost the client’s wife on the first day.

Fourth problem: She may be falling in love with her boss. And she might have just lost him his business.

Maizie Albright has #10Days to #FindTheWoman to #GetTheJob but #NotFallinLove

“Larissa writes a delightful book. Suspense, romance, and some funny situations. [Maizie’s] a teen star grown up to new possibilities” — Sharon Salituro, Fresh Fiction

"Child star and hilarious hot mess Maizie Albright trades Hollywood for the backwoods of Georgia and pure delight ensues. Maizie’s my new favorite escape from reality.” 

— Gretchen Archer, USA Today bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series

“Hollywood glitz meets backwoods grit in this fast-paced ride on D-list celeb Maizie Albright's waning star—even as it's reborn in a spectacular collision with her nightmarish stage mother, her deer-pee-scented-apparel-inventing daddy...and a murderer. Sassy, sexy, and fun, 15 Minutes is hours of enjoyment—and a wonderful start to a fun new series from the charmingly Southern-fried Reinhart.” 

— Phoebe Fox, author of The Breakup Doctor series

15 Minutes

Maizie Albright Star Detective book 1, (January 2017)

Audiobook (May 2020)

Hot Mystery Reviews “Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs”

#10Days #GetTheJob #FindTheWoman #DoNOTFallInLove

In 15 MINUTES ex-teen and reality star Maizie Albright returns home (by judge's orders) to Black Pine, Georgia. She's determined to start a new career as a private investigator, modeled after her childhood starring role as "Julia Pinkerton: Teen Detective." 

For a license in Georgia, she needs training and there's only one gumshoe in town, Wyatt Nash. He's got a hard body, Paul Newman eyes, and no interest in having an ex-actress for an apprentice. 

Particularly after she loses the client's wife on the first day...

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16 Millimeters 

Maizie Albright Star Detective book 2 (October  2017)

Silver Falchion, best cozy mystery, finalist

Silver Falchion Reader's Choice finalist

Body doubles, dead bodies, and hot bodies abound…Wait, what?

When ex-celeb Maizie Albright takes a job babysitting a hot mess starlet, she has more than an actress to watch and a missing corpse to find. She's hunting a killer & Maizie might be the next celebrity who gets snuffed.

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A View to a Chill 

A Cherry Tucker and Maizie Albright Interconnected Mystery novella (January 2018)

May Your Days Be Cherry & Albright…

In this Rashomon-style Christmas mystery, while Cherry Tucker suffers from flu-induced visions of murder, Maizie Albright’s on the hunt for a missing granddaughter whose criminal stockings have long been filled with coal.

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Maizie Albright Star Detective book 3 (December 2018)

The kids aren’t all right. And apparently, neither is Maizie Albright.

While Maizie’s helping adolescent Youtubers detect a murder and coverup, she’s wrangling her mother’s wedding, assuaging an overzealous probation officer, and struggling to keep Nash Security Solutions solvent. Conspiracy theories collide with real-life catastrophes beginning with murder and possibly ending with Maizie’s life. 

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A Maizie Albright Star Detective "Between Cases" Holiday Novella

(December 17, 2019)


Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Maltese Falcon in this Maizie Albright Star Detective New Year’s Eve action & adventure-styled, humorous, romantic crime caper from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larissa Reinhart.

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Maizie Albright Star Detective book 6 

(April 7, 2020)


Maizie’s mixing with international stars, spies, and her mother’s dark past in her sixth case in The Wall Street Journal bestselling series. 

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Related subjects include: private investigator, cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, humorous women’s fiction, chick lit, former child stars, romantic comedies, mothers and daughters, movie stars, Hollywood satire, and small town humor

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