To Celebrate the 5-Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere, Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!
Designer Dirty Laundry (Samantha Kidd Mystery Series)
1st in Series
Polyester Press (June 5, 2012)
Paperback: 274 pages
E-Book ASIN: B0088IEQPQ
Meet Samantha Kidd.
Buyer, Beware: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
2nd in Series
Polyester Press (March 5, 2013)
Paperback: 258 pages
E-Book ASIN: B00BPD587G
The Brim Reaper: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
3rd in Series
Polyester Press (December 3, 2013)
Paperback: 266 pages
E-Book ASIN: B00H03A1MW
Former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd is in over her head
With no job prospects on the horizon, former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd convinces boyfriend and shoe designer Nick Taylor to give her a job in his showroom, but when a collection of vintage Hollywood costumes comes to town, it brings a hat box full of hype. Close friend Eddie is in charge of the exhibit and calls on Samantha for help, but all too soon hype turns to homicide. Brimming with good intentions, she loops in the cops, but after one too many cloche calls, she's knee-deep in mystery. If she can tear the lid off the investigation, it might mean a feather in her fedora. And if she can't? She might get capped.
Some Like It Haute: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
4th in Series
Polyester Press (January 6, 2015)
Paperback: 248 pages
E-Book ASIN: B00RME4N6
If you can't stand the heat, get off the runway.
Fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is in the hot seat. After agreeing to help her ex-boyfriend’s former girlfriend with a runway show, her post-break-up life turns explosive. She recruits Dante, a smokin’ hot photographer, to turn up the heat on the investigation (and help her get over Nick), but even the third degree won’t expose an angry arsonist. With a crash course in sizzle, Samantha’s curiosity leads her into another inferno, and this time she either faces the fire or gets burned.
Grand Theft Retro: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
5th in Series
Polyester Press (May 17, 2016)
Paperback: 228 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01E1UHPV6
Samantha Kidd is about to go retro.
When Samantha Kidd's job at Retrofit Magazine leads her into the fashionable archives of seventies style, she's prepared to report on patchwork velvet and platform shoes, but she never expected to uncover the theft of a major collection of samples from runway shows that took place before disco died. When the guilty party threatens Samantha's family and friends, her priority shift into protection mode. The investigation heats up faster than fondue over sterno, and all too soon Samantha learns that while beat goes on, there's no guarantee that she'll go on with it.
Pearls Gone Wild: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
6th in Series
Polyester Press; 6 edition (December 31, 2016)
Paperback: 218 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01MD0U8XS
Amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd’s life is finally on track. It’s her normally cultured friend Cat whose life has lost its luster: eight months pregnant and abandoned by her husband the week before Christmas. She ropes Samantha into helping at her boutique, but a string of jewelry thefts threatens her business. And when Cat’s husband is found strangled with pearls inside the shop, the last thing she’s concerned with is profit. Samantha tries to get a bead on the killer, but when the suspects all clam up, she’s left tangled in knots. Add in an unexpected proposal, a flirtatious friend, and a brand new detective, and this is bound to be Samantha’s wildest adventure yet.
Cement Stilettos: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
7th in Series
Polyester Press (June 13, 2017)
Print Length: 255 pages
I’m a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. I was bit by the mystery bug as a kid reading Trixie Belden, Connie Blair, and The Three Investigators. Now I’m writing three series: the Style & Error Mysteries, the Mad for Mod Mysteries, and the Material Witness Mysteries.
About The Author
DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY
THE BRIM REAPER
SOME LIKE IT HAUTE
GRAND THEFT RETRO
PEARLS GONE WILD
(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).