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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Silk Stalking by Diane Vallere Virtual Book Tour, Book Review and Giveaway


Silk Stalkings by Diane Vallere

  
  
 
 
 
 
 
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Silk Stalkings
by Diane Vallere

This is one of my favorite series….The characters are well developed and make the story interesting even without the mystery.
~Booklady’s Booknotes
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.
~Sleuth Cafe
SILK STALKINGS
Silk 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…
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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,  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. 

 Author Links
Webpage: http://www.dianevallere.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DianeVallereAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dianevallere
GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4739022.Diane_Vallere
Purchase Links
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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 – 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
August 11 – The Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT
August 12 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
 
My review;
 Polyester Monroe owns a fabric shop and she loves it. Right now  she is helping out with the Miss Tangorli  beauty pageant and she is going to use some of her own fabrics. Everything is okay until the most important man in town is killed and no one is the same. "Silk Stalkings" is part of the series by author Diane Vallere . This series is called, "A Material Witness Mystery".   Charlie Brooks is one of Poly's friends and now she is being looked at as a person who knows what happened because she knows one of the suspects. Poly has to help her friend. What will she have to do to solve this mystery? I really liked this main character. She is the knid of person you would want to help you. I was given this book for a review. I give this book a 5/5. These are all my opinions.

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