domenica 9 agosto 2015

Review & Giveaway: Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere

Crushed Velvet
by Diane Vallere

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Crushed 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…
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.
My Review:
This story had me hooked from the first page, I couldn't put it down. It 's a cozy mystery fun, engaging, full of twists, the plot and the mystery are well developed and the characters are really cute.
Polyester is going to reopen the textile shop she inherited from her great uncle: it's been closed for a long time but has now been restored and ready for a new life. The store is in the same street of the tea shop of her friend Genevieve. For the grand opening she has decided to order a particular tissue from Los Angeles,  Phil, Geneveive's husband, offers to take it, he must go there to purchase for their shop. But when she open the van to download her tissue finds the body of Phil: he's died. His wife is the main suspect and she is disappeared. Poly immediately begins to investigate to find the real murderess.
The story takes place in the small community of San Ladròn. The inhabitants are a bit hostile towards strangers, it's hard to get into their circles. But some of them are really funny as Charlie.
It's the second book in the series "Material Witness mysteries" but can be read as a stand alone: ​​I have not read the first one and I have not had any trouble.
I recommend it to those who love cozy mystery.

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2 commenti:

  1. Looking forward to reading more about Poly! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the chance to read a book that sounds like a great read.


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