Thursday, March 6, 2014

THAT TOUCH OF INK by Diane Vallere ( A Mad for Mod Mystery #2)



“The suspense is intense, the plot is hot and the style is to die for. A thoroughly entertaining entry in this enjoyable series." – Catriona McPherson, Agatha Award-Winning Author of the Dandy Gilver Mystery Series

When interior decorator Madison Night receives a five thousand dollar bill in the mail, she knows it's a message from her past. But when she discovers a corpse while trying to learn of the bill's value, Madison suspects her former lover wants more than a reconciliation. His actions belie his intentions, and even a gallon of daisy yellow paint can't hide the writing on the wall. Madison follows a circuit of rare dollars and common sense and discovers a counterfeit operation, a jealous lover, and the true value of her independence.
Series: The Mad for Mod Mystery Series

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (February 25, 2014)

Advance Praise for THAT TOUCH OF INK:

"A terrific mystery is always in fashion--and this one is sleek, chic and constantly surprising. Vallere's smart styling and wry humor combine for a fresh and original page-turner--it'll have you eagerly awaiting her next appealing adventure. I'm a fan!" – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author of The Other Woman

“Diane Vallere…has a wonderful touch, bringing in the design elements and influences of the '50s and '60s era many of us hold dear while keeping a strong focus on what it means in modern times to be a woman in business for herself, starting over.” – Fresh Fiction

Books in the Mad for Mod Humorous Mystery Series:
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, and the upcoming Material Witness series. She launched her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

My Review: That Touch of Ink by Diane Vallere


That Touch of Ink is the second book of A Mad for Mod Mystery. It picks up 6 months after Pillow Stalk ended. A new mystery starts when Madison receives a $5,000 dollar bill in the mail. Then her old boyfriend Brad shows up after 2 years wants to get back together. He is the one who sent her the bill.

I like Madison Night. She is a strong fun character. She dresses like Doris Day of films and her hole business is to decorate from that age. Madison has a hard time trusting people since her breakup from Brad. Plus the things that happened in Pillow Stalk.

Madison calls on a place of business so she can find out about the $5000 dollar bill. She that things are not right inside and a dog is acting really weird. So Madison breaks into rescue dog and finds a dead guy. Madison calls Tex the police detective she met in Pillow stalk.

Brad is a decorator and Madison's old boyfriend two years ago. He told her that he was married and would not leave his wife for her.
Madison quit her job and moved to Dallas to start over. Brad had lied about being married. He did it so she would break it off from him and would be safe from his bad friends. Now he sent her the $5000 bill to let her know he was in trouble and now he wants to get back with her.

Tex is a police detective and a playboy. After Pillow stalk case was solved he disappeared from Madison's life. When she calls about finding the dead guy he shows back into her life. Now he is showing up all the time again.

The $5,000 bill is really rare. Now they are showing up in Dallas. Three have come to Madison's attention. She wonders if they are fake.

Madison is not sure she can trust Brad. She wonders what he is up too now and what was the trouble he was in before? Did they follow him.

That Touch of Ink is a good clean cozy mystery. I keep hoping for Madison and Hudson get closer. I enjoyed this book and will continue to read Diane Vallere's books.

I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review of it by Harlequin and Henrey Press

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