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9780425270585Crushed Velvet

By Diane Vallere

Berkley

304 pages, mass paperback, $7.99

“Diane Vallere has stitched up an engaging new series.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats Mysteries

OVERVIEW

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…

INCLUDES A CRAFT PROJECT

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

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