Wednesday, March 5, 2014
PILLOW STALK (A Mad for Mod Mystery #1) by Diane Vallere
HUMOR AND DANGER MELD PERFECTLY…
"A multifaceted story...plenty of surprises...And what an ending!" – New York Journal of Books
Interior Decorator Madison Night has modeled her life after Doris Day's character in Pillow Talk, but when a killer targets women dressed like the bubbly actress, Madison's signature sixties style places her in the middle of a homicide investigation.
The local detective connects the new crimes to a twenty-year old cold case, and Madison's long-trusted contractor emerges as the leading suspect. As the body count piles up like a stack of plush pillows, Madison uncovers a Soviet spy, a campaign to destroy all Doris Day movies, and six minutes of film that will change her life forever.
File Size: 537 KB
Print Length: 233 pages
Publisher: Henery Press; 1 edition (February 27, 2014)
Books in the Mad for Mod Humorous Mystery Series:
MIDNIGHT INK (prequel novella in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE)
PILLOW STALK (#1)
THAT TOUCH OF INK (#2) (April 2014)
WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL (#3) (April 2015)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diane Vallere is a fashion-industry veteran with a taste for murder. Pillow Stalk, the first Mad for Mod Mystery was published in October 2012. She also writes the Style & Error Mysteries, juggling both designer fashion and vintage style between the two series. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.
My Review:PILLOW STALK (A Mad for Mod Mystery #1) by Diane Vallere
I saw Pillow stalk a long time ago. I liked Doris Day but not like Interior Decorator Madison Night character. Their are lots of references to Doris Day is this book. I probably only picked up a few of them. Like her dog is Rocky, handyman Hudson. Plus she dresses like Doris Day's movie characters, decorates like the scenes in the films. Madison even shares a birthday with Doris Day. It brought up good memories.
This is a cozy mystery with fun attitude thrown in the mix. It has lots of drama, suspense and comedy thrown in. It brings a lot of smiles as I read it.
Madison finds a dead body under her car. Pamela is wearing Madison's robe she was getting in her trunk to borrow something. They look a lot a like too.
Madison has a daily routine. She swims daily, works at building up her business. She also volunteers at a old theater. She wants to put together a Doris Day marathon when another event is cancelled.
Richard is the manger and he hates Doris Day films and says no. So Madison is trying to gather support for her film marathon.
The detective Lt. Tex Allen is a playboy. He hides a lot of things. He is always showing up around Madison. He really believes that Hudson is the guilty person.
Madison's handyman is Hudson James. At first I really liked him. He turns up as a suspect pretty earlier. Madison is sure he could not be the killer. Hudson is good at repairing items. Madison even wanted to make him a partner in her business.
The book leaves you wanting to read the next Mad for Mod Mystery, That Touch of Ink. I can see me reading it real soon.
I was entertained reading Pillow Stalk. I do want to watch some Doris Day movies now though.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it in return from Netgalley.