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Crushed Velvet (A Material Witness Mystery #2)

Diane Vallere

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“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…


Praise For Crushed Velvet (A Material Witness Mystery #2)

Praise for Crushed Velvet

"This entertaining series that began with “Suede to Rest,” continues with yet another fantastic read. In fact, this one may be even eye-opener that should not be missed."— Suspense Magazine

Praise for Suede to Rest

“An engaging new series.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author

“There’s a new material girl in town…a resourceful and gutsy sleuth.”—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author

“Vallere weaves a tapestry of finely knit characters, luxurious fabrics, and…murder.”—Janet Bolin, national bestselling author of the Threadville Mysteries

“Polyester Monroe is a sassy protagonist who will win your hearts with her seamless style and breezy wit.” —Daryl Wood Gerber, Agatha Award-winning author of the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook mysteries

Berkley, 9780425270585, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

About the Author

Diane Vallere is the author of Suede to Rest, the first book in the Material Witness Mystery series. After twenty years in the fashion industry, she now writes full time, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder.