Tuesday, September 1, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! CRUSHED VELVET: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY



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CRUSHED VELVET
A Material Witness Mystery
BY DIANE VALLERE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
“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…

INCLUDES A CRAFT PROJECT

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 upcoming Material Witness Mysteries.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY, BUYER, BEWARE, and THE BRIM REAPER. (A short story, “Just Kidding,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor). Book 4, SOME LIKE IT HAUTE, came out in late 2014.

The Mad for Mod Mystery Series, recently acquired by Henery Press, feature Doris Day-loving, Midcentury Modern interior decorator Madison Night and her faithful Shih Tzu Rock. Books are PILLOW STALK and THAT TOUCH OF INK. A prequel novella, “Midnight Ice,” can be found in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE. Look for the third book in this series, WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL, in 2015.

The Material Witness Mystery Series, came out from Berkley Prime Crime in November 2014. These feature Polyester Monroe, who has inherited a fabric store (and a couple of questions about her family's past) from her great uncle. First up is SUEDE TO REST.

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118 comments:

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I enjoy reading cozy mysteries, and Crushed Velvet sounds like a fun book. I love the beautiful cover!
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Diane Vallere's website has a cute graphic: author's name wearing a hat! I didn't realize the author has 4 book series, and a new one coming out in February 2016: A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR (The Costume Shop Cozy Mysteries).

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I loved Vallere's Mad for Mod series and would happily try any new read she produces! :)
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First, I love a good mystery and second, I'm a crafter. Not only of writing, but a crafter of sewing, knitting, crocheting, and my favorite, plastic canvas. My email is kkrafts58(at)gmail(dot)com

Grandma Cootie said...

I love all Diane's series, so funny. I also love Polyester's name - and what a unique way to die, under the bolts of fabric.

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Carol N Wong said...

LOL, I never thought of bolts of fabric as a weapon before! They are heavy!

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