Samantha Kidd, ex-buyer turned trend specialist, designed her future with couture precision, but finding the fashion director's corpse on day one leaves her hanging by a thread. When the killer fabricates evidence that puts the cops on her hemline, her new life begins to unravel. She trades high fashion for dirty laundry and reveals a cast of designers out for blood. Now this flatfoot in heels must keep pace with a diabolical designer before she gets marked down for murder.
"...the book is enriched by the author's cleverly phrased prose and convincing characterization. The surprise ending will satisfy and delight many mystery fans. A diverting mystery that offers laughs and chills." -Kirkus Reviews
"Overall, an impressive cozy mystery from a promising author." -Mystery Tribune
"...even the toughest crime is no match for a sleuth in fishnet stockings who knows her way around the designer department. A delightful debut." -Kris Neri, Lefty Award-Nominated Author of REVENGE FOR OLD TIMES’ SAKE
"DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY is a sleek and stylish read." -Ellen Byerrum, Author of the Crime of Fashion Mysteries
"In DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY, author Diane Vallere stitches together a seamless mystery. The story will have you on pins and needles." -Avery Aames, Agatha Award Winner of Nationally Bestselling A Cheese Shop Mystery Series and the new Cookbook Nook Mysteries
"A captivating new mystery voice, Vallere has stitched together haute couture and murder in a stylish mystery. Dirty Laundry has never been so engrossing!" -Krista Davis, Author of The Domestic Diva Mysteries
“Designer Dirty Laundry is a light, cozy-style mystery written in a breezy manner. The murder plot is nicely set up, the suspects all credibly drawn, and Samantha Kidd an engaging amateur sleuth."-Mysterious Reviews
"Diane Vallere takes the reader through this cozy mystery with her signature wit and humor."-Mary Marks, NY Journal of Books
"Samantha is such a fun heroine, a woman who stumbles upon a mystery when all she is trying to do is make a few changes in her life." -ChickLit Plus
"There is lots of fun in this series and it was a very enjoyable read. Samantha “The Kidd” is a funny character that keeps the book moving along at a fast pace." -Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
When you wear fishnet stockings to the grocery store, people tend to stare. Women look at you like you’re affiliated with the sex trade. Men pretend they’re not staring, doing so all the while. It’s probably because they’re thinking the same thing.
The last time I wore fishnets to the grocery store was weeks ago. It was then I met the man who changed the course of my life. Because of him I’d traded in the title senior buyer of ladies designer shoes at Bentley’s New York to become the trend specialist at Tradava, the family-owned retailer in Ribbon, Pennsylvania. I’d given up an apartment in Manhattan to buy the house where I grew up. And now, because of him, I sat in a police station explaining my actions to a homicide detective.
I still couldn’t pinpoint exactly when it all started to go wrong.
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