Spotlight: Silk Stalkings by Diane Vallere (#Giveaway #BlogTour)

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SILK STALKINGS.jpgSilk Stalkings (A Material Witness Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Berkley (August 2, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425270592
E-Book ASIN: B01839Q47C

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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
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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 LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE 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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Tour Participants

August 1 – Booklady’s Booknotes – REVIEW

August 1 – Sleuth Cafe – REVIEW 

August 2 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW

August 2 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – REVIEW

August 3 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – REVIEW

August 3 – Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

August 4 – Jane Reads – REVIEW*

August 4 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

August 5 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

August 5 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

August 6 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW

August 7 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW

August 8 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

August 8 – Carole’s Book Corner – SPOTLIGHT

August 9 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW

August 9 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW

August 10 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW*

August 10 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

August 11 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW

great escape button tour host buttonAugust 11 – The Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT

August 12 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

August 12 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

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