Aug 072015
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Crushed Velvet
by Diane Vallere

If I had material like CRUSHED VELVET to read all the time, I could zip through books faster than running my nylons or snagging my cotton blends.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

The mystery in Crushed Velvet is interesting. There are bunches of red herrings and lots of new discoveries and the mystery goes along.
~I Wish I Lived In a Library

crushed velvetCrushed Velvet (A Material Witness Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
Series: A Material Witness Mystery (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (August 4, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425270585
E-Book ASIN: B00QH832E0


“Diane Vallere has stitched up an engaging new series.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats Mysteries

Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe is back in business—this time getting wrapped up in a diabolical but crafty case of murder.

With opening day of Material Girl approaching, Poly is stocking up on lush fabrics, colorful notions, and best of all, a proprietary weave of velvet. But upon delivery, it’s not quite the blend she expected, being ninety-percent silk and ten-percent corpse. Crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. His wife, Genevieve, local tea shop owner and close friend of Poly, is the prime suspect.

Granted, Phil may not have been the perfect husband, but surely Genevieve had no reason to kill him! There’s just the small matter of Genevieve’s own incriminating confession: I’m afraid I killed my husband. Now, as Material Girl’s grand opening looms, Poly is torn between a friendship pulling apart at the seams—and finding a smooth killer with a velvet touch…


DianeVallereAuthorPhoto_color_croppedAbout the Author

After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. SUEDE TO REST, the first book in the bestselling Material Witness Cozy Mystery Series, was a Lefty/ Best Humorous Mystery nominee. CRUSHED VELVET, book two, comes out August 4. Diane is the current president of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, and was co-chair of the 2015 California Crime Writers Conference. She also writes the Madison Night and Style & Error Mystery Series. Diane started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

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Tour Participants

August 4 – deal sharing aunt – Review, Interview
August 5 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review
August 6 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – Review
August 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
August 8 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
August 9 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
August 10 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review
August 11 – Kimberly’s Bookshelf – Review
August 12 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Guest Post
August 13 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
August 14 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review
August 15 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
August 16 – Girl with Book Lungs – Review
August 16 – Jane Reads – Review, Guest Post

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  11 Responses to “Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tour – Spotlight/Giveaway”

  1. Such a funny series and what a unique giveaway. Thanks.

  2. I have started to collect (E)Vallere😍 Help me complete my set.

  3. Congrats on the new release! Can’t wait to catch up with Poly!

  4. I loved Suede To Rest and can’t wait to read this one! Thank you Diane & Lori for the chance to win!

  5. I loved the first book. This is a very unique giveaway

  6. This sounds really good, especially since it involves fabric. Thanks to you both for a chance to win.

  7. I want to learn more about this series.

  8. This sounds like a great read. Thank you for a chance to win this awesome giveaway.

  9. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy. It’s definitely on my TBR list now! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  10. Thank you, Lorie, for putting together this blog tour. And to anybody who wants to win the fabric: what will you make?

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