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After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since. 

Diane's series: 

The award-winning Samantha Kidd Mystery Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth! 


Designer Dirty Laundry: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery Designer Dirty Laundry: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery $2.99

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Crimes of fashion can be deadly. 

When former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd gives up her successful career, she designs a new future with couture precision, but after finding her new boss dead in an elevator, she’s left hanging by a thread. Fabricated evidence puts the cops on her heels, and even a chance run-in with hot shoe designer Nick Taylor can't keep her life from unravelling. She trades high fashion for dirty laundry and exposes a cast of designers out for blood. With her job, her love life, and her freedom at risk, she must outpace a diabolical designer...or get marked down for murder. 

"The Devil Wears Prada meets Murder She Wrote."--Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Davis Way Crime Caper Series

Slip on your comfy clothes and binge on the amateur detective who puts the "shoe" in "gumshoe." Or maybe it's the "gum?" Buy this book and discover the amateur sleuth who wears determination like a designer label!


Buyer, Beware: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error MysteryBuyer, Beware: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery  $3.99

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Don't get caught holding the bag. 

Out-of-work fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is strapped. But when the buyer of handbags for a hot new retailer turns up dead and Samantha is recruited for the job, the opportunity comes with a caveat: she's expected to find some answers. With shoe designer Nick Taylor off in Italy, she turns to a sexy stranger for help, but as the walls close around her like a snug satin lining, Samantha must get a handle on the mystery or risk being caught in the killer's clutches.

"Vallere once again brings her knowledgeable fashion skills to the forefront, along with comedy, mystery, and a saucy romance. Buyer, Beware did not disappoint!" -Chick Lit Plus

Perfect for the beach, the bath, or the line outside the fitting room. Buy this book and and enjoy a Samantha Kidd mystery in your cozy clothes!


The Brim Reaper: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery The Brim Reaper: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery $4.99

 
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Murder at a millinery exhibit leaves fashion expert Samantha Kidd in over her head.

When a collection of vintage Hollywood costumes comes to town, it brings a hat box full of hype. Fashionista Samantha Kidd's close friend is in charge of the exhibit, 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'll mean a feather in her fedora. And if she can't? She'll get capped. 

"Samantha Kidd an engaging amateur sleuth." —Mysterious Reviews

Buy book three in the humorous Samantha Kidd Style & Error mystery series and unwind with this funny and fashionable amateur sleuth today. 


Some Like It Haute: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error MysterySome Like It Haute: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery  $4.99

 

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National bestselling mystery author Diane Vallere puts Samantha Kidd in the hot seat in her fourth adventure, and if she's not careful, she might get burned!

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 hot photograper Dante to turn up the heat on the investigation, 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.

Perfect for the beach, the bath, or the line outside of the fitting room (and way more fun than shopping for comfortable shoes).

Whether you like it haute or not, get to know Samantha Kidd today!


Grand Theft Retro: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery Grand Theft Retro: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery $4.99

 

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Sometimes you have to accept the past in order to embrace your future. And sometimes "the past" is "the seventies." 

When Samantha Kidd's job at Retrofit Magazine leads her into the 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 the days before disco died. When the guilty party threatens Samantha's family and friends, her priorities shift into protection mode. The investigation heats up faster than fondue over sterno, and all too soon Samantha learns that while the beat goes on, there's no guarantee she'll go on with it.

Books in the Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery Series: 


Pearls Gone Wild: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery (Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mysteries Book 6)Pearls Gone Wild: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery (Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mysteries Book 6) $4.99

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Nacre Bleu!
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 Style & Error Mystery Cement Stilettos: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery  $4.99

 

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Leave the cannoli. Take the shoes!

When newly engaged amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd discovers the body of a mafia princess dead in fiancé and shoe designer Nick Taylor's showroom, her questions are so numerous she'd need a bookie to keep track. The victim's ties to local organized crime are unexpected. Nick's apparent vow of silence makes Samantha question the vows in their future, and despite past promises, all bets are off. Wise guys and leopard ladies keep her busier than a consigliere during tax season, and if she can't keep her head above water, she'll end up sleeping with the fishes.


Panty Raid: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery Panty Raid: A Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mystery $4.99

 

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Don't get caught with your panties down!

When amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is assigned to cover the lingerie shows in Las Vegas, her excitement is more visible than panty lines. Events in her hometown have made her a celebrity, and a romantic getaway with fiancé Nick Taylor is timely. But when a lingerie model is found dead outside their hotel room, their escape turns brief. Cheeky designers, high class hookers, and tabloid trouble make this gamble her most dangerous one yet, but when push-up comes to shove, Samantha bares everything in order to save her future. 


Union Jacked: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mysteries Book 9) Union Jacked: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Samantha Kidd Style & Error Mysteries Book 9) $4.99

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Royally Screwed
When Samantha Kidd is asked to plan a British-themed event by her department store, she’s gobsmacked by the request. But when a shooter opens fire in the parking lot of the store, her enthusiasm is shattered. Detective Loncar warns Samantha to stay out of the investigation—right before slipping into a coma.

Heed his warning? Not bloody likely! Rumors about Loncar’s personal life emerge, and only divine intervention will keep his embittered ex-wife from learning the truth. Between a union strike, a pregnancy scare, and a blue line that’s anything but thin, Samantha’s tea cup runneth over…and if she doesn’t solve this case the only thing Loncar will be fitted for is a body bag.