by Diane Vallere
This is one of my favorite series….The characters are well developed and make the story interesting even without the mystery.
I thought the author did a good job in developing all of the characters as well as keeping you guessing. So much so that I had a lot of fun reading this book and trying to solve the murder along with Poly.
~A. Holland Reads
I really enjoyed this book and thought that there was a lot that kept me engaged to the end.
~Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
There were plenty of twists to keep us guessing along the way and the author does a great job with the character development.
All of the characters, those featured in the forefront of the story and those on the fringes, are well-written, well-rounded, and realistic.
This is the third in the Material Witness series, and each one gets better and better. I love he main character Polyester, she is such an engaging protagonist who always seems to get herself mixed up in a mystery or two.
~Melina’s Book Blog
The fantastic storyline makes for a fast and entertaining read. I didn’t want to put it down.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews
With fun characters and a captivating story line, this book brings twist and turns along the way and a murder that will have you guessing until the very end.
~Shelley’s Book Case
This has become a favorite series.
The story’s pace is fairly brisk and Ms. Vallere’s voice as an author is well established and enjoyable to read.
~Queen of All She Reads
Poly is so believable and realistically written. The interactions between Poly and Charlie, along with Poly and Vaughn give this series the perfect combination of cozy mystery antics and real-life relationships.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Silk Stalkings has all of the small-town charm you expect from a cozy mystery, but with some refreshingly unique characters thrown in.
~The Book’s the Thing
Bolts of backstabbing and suspicious behaviors plus a satisfying ending…
This cozy mystery is really exciting, a page leads to another. The mystery to be solved is very intriguing and is set in the fascinating world of clothing.
Silk Stalkings (A Material Witness Mystery)
3rd in Series
Berkley (August 2, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01839Q47C
Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe can get tangled up in textiles, but it’s murder that really throws her for a loop in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Crushed Velvet.
The time has come for San Ladrón, California’s annual Miss Tangorli beauty pageant, and Poly has agreed to use Material Girl’s inventory of shimmery silks to create embellished gowns fit for a crown. But when millionaire Harvey Halliwell—the man who revived the city’s citrus trade with his imported tangorli tree—is found dead days before the pageant contestants are announced, something sour takes over the town.
To make matters worse, her friend, mechanic Charlie Brooks, is soon caught up in the crime, having been seen in the company of the case’s prime suspect. Now Poly’s on a mission to squeeze out the truth. But as she searches for a pattern, the killer seems intent on cutting up the evidence…
About The Author
I’m a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. I was bit by the mystery bug as a kid reading Trixie Belden, Connie Blair, and The Three Investigators. Now I’m writing three series: the Style & Error Mysteries, the Mad for Mod Mysteries, Material Witness Mysteries, and the new Costume Shop Cozy Mysteries!
The Material Witness mysteries feature Polyester Monroe, who inherits the fabric shop where she was born. Books include SUEDE TO REST and CRUSHED VELVET . The third, SILK STALKINGS, will be out in August 2016.
The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY ; BUYER, BEWARE ; THE BRIM REAPER ; and SOME LIKE IT HAUTE . (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor). Book 5, GRAND THEFT RETRO, will be out in 2016.
The Madison Night Mysteries feature a modern day interior decorator who specializes in midcentury design (studying Doris Day movies to get the look right). Books are PILLOW STALK ,THAT TOUCH OF INK , and WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL . A prequel novella, “Midnight Ice,” can be found in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE .
The new Costume Shop Cozy Mysteries feature former magician’s assistant Margo Tamblyn who has come home to run her family’s costume chop. A Disguise to Die For was released February 2, 2016 and Masking for Trouble will be released October 4.
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