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New Release Tuesday – January 2018 – Week #4 Diane Vallere, Lena Gregory, Kathi Daley and Carolyn L. Dean

January 23

Midnight Ice: A Mad for Mod Mystery (Madison Night Mystery)
by Diane Vallere
Prequel novella to PILLOW STALK


Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)
by Lena Gregory

January 25

Fifth Night (Writer’s Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery)
by Kathi Daley

January 28

TEA, TREATS, and TERROR: A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery
by Carolyn L. Dean

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in January.
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Be sure to share your wish lists with your local librarians too!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

Dollycas
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Samanthapalooza! – Day 8 – Recap – Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere – #Giveaway

To Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!

Designer Dirty Laundry (Samantha Kidd Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Polyester Press (June 5, 2012)
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0984965304
E-Book ASIN: B0088IEQPQ

 

 

Meet Samantha Kidd.

Ex-buyer turned trend specialist turns amateur sleuth! She designed her future with couture precision, but finding the fashion director’s corpse on day one leaves her hanging by a thread. And when the killer fabricates evidence that puts the cops on her hemline, even a chance run-in with hot shoe designer Nick Taylor can’t keep her life from unraveling. She trades high fashion for dirty laundry and reveals a cast of designers out for blood. Now her job, her love life, and her future are put on hold as she tries to expose a diabolical designer before getting marked down for murder.

Buyer, Beware: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Polyester Press (March 5, 2013)
Paperback: 258 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197016
E-Book ASIN: B00BPD587G

 

 

Samantha Kidd: Bag Lady?

Out-of-work fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is strapped. But when the buyer of handbags for a hot new retailer turns up dead and Samantha is recruited for the job, the opportunity comes with a caveat: she’s expected to find some answers. With shoe designer Nick Taylor off in Italy, she turns to a sexy stranger for help (with humorous results!). But as the walls close around her like a snug satin lining, Samantha must get a handle on the mystery or risk being caught in the killer’s clutches.

The Brim Reaper: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Polyester Press (December 3, 2013)
Paperback: 266 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0984965342
E-Book ASIN: B00H03A1MW

 

 

Former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd is in over her head

With no job prospects on the horizon, former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd convinces boyfriend and shoe designer Nick Taylor to give her a job in his showroom, but when a collection of vintage Hollywood costumes comes to town, it brings a hat box full of hype. Close friend Eddie is in charge of the exhibit and calls on Samantha for help, but all too soon hype turns to homicide. Brimming with good intentions, she loops in the cops, but after one too many cloche calls, she’s knee-deep in mystery. If she can tear the lid off the investigation, it might mean a feather in her fedora. And if she can’t? She might get capped.


Some Like It Haute: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Polyester Press (January 6, 2015)
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197108
E-Book ASIN: B00RME4N6O

 

 

If you can’t stand the heat, get off the runway.

Fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is in the hot seat. After agreeing to help her ex-boyfriend’s former girlfriend with a runway show, her post-break-up life turns explosive. She recruits Dante, a smokin’ hot photographer, to turn up the heat on the investigation (and help her get over Nick), but even the third degree won’t expose an angry arsonist. With a crash course in sizzle, Samantha’s curiosity leads her into another inferno, and this time she either faces the fire or gets burned.

Grand Theft Retro: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Polyester Press (May 17, 2016)
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197269
E-Book ASIN: B01E1UHPV6

 

 

Samantha Kidd is about to go retro.

When Samantha Kidd’s job at Retrofit Magazine leads her into the fashionable archives of seventies style, she’s prepared to report on patchwork velvet and platform shoes, but she never expected to uncover the theft of a major collection of samples from runway shows that took place before disco died. When the guilty party threatens Samantha’s family and friends, her priority shift into protection mode. The investigation heats up faster than fondue over sterno, and all too soon Samantha learns that while beat goes on, there’s no guarantee that she’ll go on with it.

Pearls Gone Wild: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Polyester Press; 6 edition (December 31, 2016)
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197283
E-Book ASIN: B01MD0U8XS

 

 

Amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd’s life is finally on track. It’s her normally cultured friend Cat whose life has lost its luster: eight months pregnant and abandoned by her husband the week before Christmas. She ropes Samantha into helping at her boutique, but a string of jewelry thefts threatens her business. And when Cat’s husband is found strangled with pearls inside the shop, the last thing she’s concerned with is profit. Samantha tries to get a bead on the killer, but when the suspects all clam up, she’s left tangled in knots. Add in an unexpected proposal, a flirtatious friend, and a brand new detective, and this is bound to be Samantha’s wildest adventure yet.

Cement Stilettos: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Polyester Press (June 13, 2017)
Print Length: 255 pages
ASIN: B06ZY1B1TR

 

 

Forget the cannoli. Take the shoes!

When newly engaged amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd discovers the body of a mafia princess dead in fiancé and shoe designer Nick Taylor’s showroom, her questions are so numerous she’d need a bookie to keep track. The victim’s ties to local organized crime are unexpected. Nick’s apparent vow of silence makes Samantha question the vows in their future, and despite past promises, all bets are off. Wise guys and leopard ladies keep her busier than a consigliere during tax season, and if she can’t keep her head above water, she’ll end up sleeping with the fishes.

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, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

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,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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 .

Author Links    Webpage     Facebook    Twitter   GoodReads

Purchase Links

DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Giveaways Great Escapes Book Tours Spotlights

#Samanthapalooza! Day 7 – Cement Stilettos by Diane Vallere – #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #7 of #Samanthapalooza!!

To Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!

Cement Stilettos: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Polyester Press (June 13, 2017)
Print Length: 255 pages
ASIN: B06ZY1B1TR

 

 

Forget the cannoli. Take the shoes!

When newly engaged amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd discovers the body of a mafia princess dead in fiancé and shoe designer Nick Taylor’s showroom, her questions are so numerous she’d need a bookie to keep track. The victim’s ties to local organized crime are unexpected. Nick’s apparent vow of silence makes Samantha question the vows in their future, and despite past promises, all bets are off. Wise guys and leopard ladies keep her busier than a consigliere during tax season, and if she can’t keep her head above water, she’ll end up sleeping with the fishes.

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, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

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,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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 .

Author Links    Webpage     Facebook    Twitter   GoodReads

Purchase Links

DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Giveaways Great Escapes Book Tours Spotlights

#Samanthapalooza! Day 6 – Pearls Gone Wild by Diane Vallere – #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #6 of #Samanthapalooza!!

To Celebrate the 6 Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!



Pearls Gone Wild: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Polyester Press; 6 edition (December 31, 2016)
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197283
E-Book ASIN: B01MD0U8XS

 

 

Amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd’s life is finally on track. It’s her normally cultured friend Cat whose life has lost its luster: eight months pregnant and abandoned by her husband the week before Christmas. She ropes Samantha into helping at her boutique, but a string of jewelry thefts threatens her business. And when Cat’s husband is found strangled with pearls inside the shop, the last thing she’s concerned with is profit. Samantha tries to get a bead on the killer, but when the suspects all clam up, she’s left tangled in knots. Add in an unexpected proposal, a flirtatious friend, and a brand new detective, and this is bound to be Samantha’s wildest adventure yet.

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, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

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,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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 .

Author Links    Webpage     Facebook    Twitter   GoodReads

Purchase Links

DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Giveaways Great Escapes Book Tours Spotlights

#Samanthapalooza! Day 5 – Grand Theft Retro by Diane Vallere – #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #5 of #Samanthapalooza!!

To Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!



Grand Theft Retro: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Polyester Press (May 17, 2016)
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197269
E-Book ASIN: B01E1UHPV6

 

 

Samantha Kidd is about to go retro.

When Samantha Kidd’s job at Retrofit Magazine leads her into the fashionable archives of seventies style, she’s prepared to report on patchwork velvet and platform shoes, but she never expected to uncover the theft of a major collection of samples from runway shows that took place before disco died. When the guilty party threatens Samantha’s family and friends, her priority shift into protection mode. The investigation heats up faster than fondue over sterno, and all too soon Samantha learns that while beat goes on, there’s no guarantee that she’ll go on with it.

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, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

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,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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 .

Author Links    Webpage     Facebook    Twitter   GoodReads

Purchase Links

DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK
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#Samanthapalooza! Day 4 – Some Like It Haute by Diane Vallere – #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #4 of #Samanthapalooza!!

To Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!



Some Like It Haute: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Polyester Press (January 6, 2015)
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197108
E-Book ASIN: B00RME4N6O

If you can’t stand the heat, get off the runway.

Fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is in the hot seat. After agreeing to help her ex-boyfriend’s former girlfriend with a runway show, her post-break-up life turns explosive. She recruits Dante, a smokin’ hot photographer, to turn up the heat on the investigation (and help her get over Nick), but even the third degree won’t expose an angry arsonist. With a crash course in sizzle, Samantha’s curiosity leads her into another inferno, and this time she either faces the fire or gets burned.

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, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

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,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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 .

Author Links    Webpage     Facebook    Twitter   GoodReads

Purchase Links

DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Giveaways Great Escapes Book Tours Spotlights

#Samanthapalooza! Day 3 – The Brim Reaper by Diane Vallere – #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #3 of #Samanthapalooza!!

To Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!

The Brim Reaper: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Polyester Press (December 3, 2013)
Paperback: 266 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0984965342
E-Book ASIN: B00H03A1MW

 

 

Former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd is in over her head

With no job prospects on the horizon, former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd convinces boyfriend and shoe designer Nick Taylor to give her a job in his showroom, but when a collection of vintage Hollywood costumes comes to town, it brings a hat box full of hype. Close friend Eddie is in charge of the exhibit and calls on Samantha for help, but all too soon hype turns to homicide. Brimming with good intentions, she loops in the cops, but after one too many cloche calls, she’s knee-deep in mystery. If she can tear the lid off the investigation, it might mean a feather in her fedora. And if she can’t? She might get capped.

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, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

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,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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 .

Author Links    Webpage     Facebook    Twitter   GoodReads

Purchase Links

DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Giveaways Great Escapes Book Tours Spotlights

#Samanthapalooza! Day 2 – Buyer Beware by Diane Vallere – #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #2 of #Samanthapalooza!!

To Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!

Buyer, Beware: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Polyester Press (March 5, 2013)
Paperback: 258 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197016
E-Book ASIN: B00BPD587G

 

 

Samantha Kidd: Bag Lady?

Out-of-work fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is strapped. But when the buyer of handbags for a hot new retailer turns up dead and Samantha is recruited for the job, the opportunity comes with a caveat: she’s expected to find some answers. With shoe designer Nick Taylor off in Italy, she turns to a sexy stranger for help (with humorous results!). But as the walls close around her like a snug satin lining, Samantha must get a handle on the mystery or risk being caught in the killer’s clutches.

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, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

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,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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 .

Author Links    Webpage     Facebook    Twitter   GoodReads

Purchase Links

DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

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#Samanthapalooza! Day 1 – Designer Dirty Laundry by Diane Vallere – #Review / #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #1 of #Samanthapalooza!!

To Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!

Designer Dirty Laundry (Samantha Kidd Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Polyester Press (June 5, 2012)
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0984965304
E-Book ASIN: B0088IEQPQ

 

 

Meet Samantha Kidd.

Ex-buyer turned trend specialist turns amateur sleuth! She designed her future with couture precision, but finding the fashion director’s corpse on day one leaves her hanging by a thread. And when the killer fabricates evidence that puts the cops on her hemline, even a chance run-in with hot shoe designer Nick Taylor can’t keep her life from unraveling. She trades high fashion for dirty laundry and reveals a cast of designers out for blood. Now her job, her love life, and her future are put on hold as she tries to expose a diabolical designer before getting marked down for murder.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

What do you do when you show up for the first day of your new job and find your new boss dead? Well I would turn around and run as fast as I could, but not Samantha Kidd. She faints while someone else calls 911. Then she becomes the prime suspect due to the killer’s master set up.  Not the new life she imagined for herself…she has no choice but to turn her fashion trending talents into sleuthing talents before she loses everything.

Such as entertaining read. I immediately fell head over heels for Samantha Kidd. Everything was stacked against her and she did not give up. She had no idea who to trust and was being hounded by a mortgage company to verify her employment and the police who were determined to find her guilty. Her inner dialogue and outer antics were hilarious.

The story is very well written with a tight plot and a quick pace. There were several potential suspects and I was completely surprised when the killer was revealed. Seems Samantha and I missed the same clues 🙂

I really enjoyed the fashion/department store backdrop. The author brings her life experience into the story and it shows her passion for the field.

This story will put a smile on you face and maybe even have you laughing out loud!

I am excited to continue reading this series. Is there romance on the horizon for Samantha? What is next on the job front? I can’t wait to find out.

Dollycas
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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, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

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,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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 .

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DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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