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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. 

The award-winning Samantha Kidd Mystery Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY; BUYER, BEWARE; THE BRIM REAPER; SOME LIKE IT HAUTE; GRAND THEFT RETRO; PEARLS GONE WILD; and CEMENT STILETTOS. A short story, "Just Kidding," tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor. 

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Books in the Humorous Samantha Kidd Mystery Series:
"Just Kidding" (short story)
#1 DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY
#2 BUYER, BEWARE
#3 THE BRIM REAPER
#4 SOME LIKE IT HAUTE
#5 GRAND THEFT RETRO
#6 PEARLS GONE WILD
#7 CEMENT STILETTOS

Slip on your comfy clothes and binge on the amateur detective who puts the "shoe" in "gumshoe." Or maybe it's the "gum." Either way, Samantha Kidd is on the case!

Designer Dirty Laundry: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 1) Designer Dirty Laundry: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 1 - Amazon) $0.00

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

**Contains chapter 1 of MURDER ON MOON TREK 1, A Sylvia Stryker Outer Space Mystery, coming December 17!**

Meet Samantha Kidd.
Ex-buyer turned trend specialist turns amateur sleuth. She designed her future with couture precision, but finding the fashion director's corpse on day one leaves her hanging by a thread. And when the killer fabricates evidence that puts the cops on her hemline, 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 reveals a cast of designers out for blood: including Nick! Now her job, her love life, and her future are put on hold as she tries to outpace a diabolical designer before getting marked down for murder.

Buyer, Beware: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 2) Buyer, Beware: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 2 - Amazon) $3.99

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Samantha Kidd: Bag Lady?
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 (with humorous results!). 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.

The Brim Reaper: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 3) The Brim Reaper: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 3) $3.99

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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 Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 4) Some Like It Haute: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 4) $3.99

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  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 Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 5)Grand Theft Retro: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 5) $3.99

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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 Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 6) Pearls Gone Wild: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 6) $3.99

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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 Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 7) Cement Stilettos: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (Style and Error Mysteries Book 7) $3.99

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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.

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