CRUSHED VELVET by Diane Vallere blog tour, review & giveaway


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Crushed Velvet
by Diane Vallere

crushed velvetCrushed Velvet (A Material Witness Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
Series: A Material Witness Mystery (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (August 4, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425270585
E-Book ASIN: B00QH832E0


“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…

My thoughts:

I have to admit I have not read the first book in this series.  I have to say this book had me gripping the pages to see what would happen.  There were a few occasions I was laughing out loud and my family wanted to know what was so funny.

With the twists, action and humor you can not go wrong with this book.  The delightful character Polyester Monroe will have to wishing you were in the town with her.  The characters all work well together and that author does an excellent job with all the action.



DianeVallereAuthorPhoto_color_croppedAbout the Author 

After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. SUEDE TO REST, the first book in the bestselling Material Witness Cozy Mystery Series, was a Lefty/ Best Humorous Mystery nominee. CRUSHED VELVET, book two, comes out August 4. Diane is the current president of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, and was co-chair of the 2015 California Crime Writers Conference. She also writes the Madison Night and Style & Error Mystery Series. Diane started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

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Tour Participants

August 4 – deal sharing aunt – Review, Interview

August 5 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review

August 6 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – Review

August 7 – Jane Reads – Review, Guest Post

August 8 – Babs Book Bistro – Review

August 9 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review 

August 10 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review

August 11 – Kimberly’s Bookshelf – Review

August 12 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Guest Post

August 13 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview 

August 14 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review

August 15 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post

August 16 – Girl with Book Lungs – Review