The Corpse Wore Stilettos by M.J. O’Neill

The Corpse Wore Stilettos by [O'Neill, MJ]


I kept seeing Kat Waters as Elle Woods. You think she’s all fluffy pens and designer shoes, but oh she is so much more.

Kat’s father is supposedly in prison. Mob related. All of the family’s assets are frozen and Kat is living with and supporting her socialite mother and her determined, but forgetful grandmother.

It turns out an Art Degree from Harvard isn’t worth very much in the real world of obligations, rent and medical bills. Kat has swallowed her pride and taken a job in the morgue. And this is where our story begins. Kat is in the morgue prepping the latest body for autopsy when guys come in, snatch the body and run. 

Running after them is the sexy Burns McPhee. Former Special Forces and now running his own security firm, he believes this girls death is related to the death of his best friend and isn’t above using his charm to get some information out of our Kat.

When one of the crazies from the body snatching begins sending Kat flowers and cryptic notes and phones calls, she and Burns team up to catch the killer and keep her safe. Someone in the Morgue doesn’t want her here. What better way to flush out a suspect than a party?

Kat may be a socialite working in a morgue, but she is one smart lady. Proving you can be smart and fashionable at the same time. Imagine?!

The characters make this story. At first I wasn’t too sure about Kat. The story reminded me of Two Broke Girls and Legally Blonde. But Kat came into her own quickly and I loved the crazy little facts she tosses in so casually. Her mother and grandmother were hilarious characters and this entire book I laughed with them.

I hope we see more of Kat and Burns. There is definitely something there!

xx Patricia Fairweather Romero   April 30th release.


15 responses to “The Corpse Wore Stilettos by M.J. O’Neill”

  1. Sounds interesting and fun. Is this a series Patty? Nice review.

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    1. I think it is going to be. This is her first book and it was hilarious. I sent her an email to ask.

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  2. Sounds so fun… Is it humorous?

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    1. Yes! Like the good Sophie Kinsellas are!

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      1. Ooh then I wanna read

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  3. MJ O'Neill Avatar
    MJ O’Neill

    Thanks so much Patty! For those asking, yes Kat and friends will all be back in book two. I’m just finishing my draft and have several other books planned as well.

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    1. And y’all she makes chocolate!!!


  4. This looks right up my alley. I love a light funny mystery. I read enough of the hard stuff all day. Evenings must be light.

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  5. Great title, though not quite up there with Paige Shelton’s ‘If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance’ 😁

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  6. Hi Patty I cannot find yiur email so I was wandering if you could email me at so I can explain why I believe that you would be brilliant and would love reviewing this fantasy YA only 219 pages.
    The Author’s is exactly who I will be doing promotion’s for within the next few weeks but am still pulling it all together.
    The book is called “Screamcatcher” and will be uploaded to your post on June 8th if you choose to help. I know that you are probably snowed under, but considering this guy has written a few books he lacks technical and marketing talents so I am doing this for FREE FOR HIM.Opps I got chatting again.
    I believe your going to love this ok.
    Just let me know via email if you could fit us into your timeline.
    Patty we get I nto this industry to do just this, help Author’s as much as we can and give back a little of what they lovingly give us.
    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Again Thank you
    Michelle Chantler

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