Sunday, March 1, 2015

WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL by Diane Vallere (A Mad for Mod Mystery #3)


Sub-Genre Tags: Amateur Sleuth, Cozy Mystery, Humorous Mystery, Women Sleuths
Business as usual for mid-century modern interior decorator Madison Night involves a rundown ranch restoration and a product endorsement for the local paint store. But when an investigation into a string of recent abductions turns up a murder vic, and evidence at the scene links the flirtatious Lt. Tex Allen to the crime, Madison’s priorities shift faster than she can say “Doris Day.”
Voluntary suspension keeps Tex off the case, and pesky reporters force him to live in his car. Madison’s own life is complicated by the return of her hunky handyman and her new demanding client. She immerses herself in routine, but suspects come out of the freshly-painted woodwork. When seemingly unrelated events lead back to the abductions, she exposes a secondary agenda, a copycat crime, and a vengeful plot to destroy someone she
  • Paperback: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (April 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1941962432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1941962435

  • Books in the Mad for Mod Mystery Series:
    MIDNIGHT INK (prequel novella in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE)
    Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

    Diane Vallere lives in a world where popcorn is a breakfast food and Doris Day movies are revered for their cultural significance. After over twenty years in the fashion industry, she now writes full time, juggling the Mad for Mod series, the Style & Error series, the Material Witness series, and the upcoming Costume Shop series. She launched her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.
    My review: WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL by Diane Vallere  (A Mad for Mod Mystery #3)

    4 STARS

    For a decorator Madison Night sure gets involved with a bunch of murders.  This is a charming murder mystery with a Doris Day influence.  I did not even pick up on the name until I went looking for information about the book. With six you get eggrolls.  So I am sure I missed a whole bunch of references.

    Madison Night is a decorator who specializes in the 60's.  She is a big Doris Day fan.  She is single.  Her dog is named Rocky.  She does not want to let people into her life. She realizes that she already has.

    Someone in the Dallas area is kidnapping women.  So the women are scared.  When the first body shows up a clue is found that leads the police to their own Lt. Tex Allen.  Madison has flirted with him and she believes in him.

    Madison has also liked her handyman Hudson.  He has been gone for a few months.

    Madison keeps showing up where the missing women are found or taken.  Someone is framing Allen.  Madison is determined to help him.

    This is a clean read.  Has some humor, lots of information about the 60's fashion and decorating ideas.

    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Henery Press.  In return I agreed to give honest review of With Vics you Get Eggroll


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