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Diane Vallere
Diane Vallere is a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She writes the Samantha Kidd, Madison Night, Material Witness, and Costume Shop Cozy Mysteries. She started her own detective agency at age 10 and has maintained a passion for... show more



Diane Vallere is a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She writes the Samantha Kidd, Madison Night, Material Witness, and Costume Shop Cozy Mysteries. She started her own detective agency at age 10 and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since. The Samantha Kidd Mystery Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY; BUYER, BEWARE; THE BRIM REAPER; SOME LIKE IT HAUTE; and GRAND THEFT RETRO. (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 mid-century 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 Material Witness mysteries feature Polyester Monroe, who inherits the fabric shop where she was born. Books include SUEDE TO REST, CRUSHED VELVET, and SILK STALKINGS.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, will be out in October 2016, just in time for Halloween. Diane loves to hear from readers! You can connect with her on social media or email. Telepathy works, too. Sometimes.

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shoezimm
shoezimm rated it 2 years ago
Murder on Moon Trek 1, the first in a planned series follows Sylvia Stryker, a half-Plunian, half-Earthling who wants nothing more than to go to space as a member of the Moon Unit 5 crew. After leaving her Federation training before completion (under less than stellar conditions), Sylvia had quietly...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
This series has always been oddly compelling to me - I can't say I ever really loved it, but yet I keep coming back for the next one. Part of the problem, I think, is that of the three permanent characters in the books, Hudson, Tex and Madison, I really only like Hudson and Tex. I don't have patien...
loribonesscaswell
loribonesscaswell rated it 2 years ago
Dollycas’s ThoughtsWhat 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....
loribonesscaswell
loribonesscaswell rated it 2 years ago
Dollycas’s ThoughtsWhat 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....
The Layaway Dragon
The Layaway Dragon rated it 3 years ago
The Good +Liked Margo, her pathology +Positive therapy rep +Didn’t see the culprit or ending coming +Liked the details & intricacies of the relationships, town,+Unique protag and setting There is a loose end...+Plan to continue the series The Bad & The Other=Lots of em dashes mid-sentence to clarif...
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