I'm a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. I was bit by the mystery bug as a kid reading Trixie Belden, Connie Blair, and The Three Investigators. Now I'm writing three series: the Style & Error Mysteries, the Mad for Mod Mysteries, and the upcoming Material Witness Mysteries.
The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY, BUYER, BEWARE, and THE BRIM REAPER. (A short story, "Just Kidding," tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor). Book 4, SOME LIKE IT HAUTE, will be out in late 2014.
The Mad for Mod Mystery Series, recently acquired by Henery Press, feature Doris Day-loving, Midcentury Modern interior decorator Madison Night and her faithful Shih Tzu Rock. Books are PILLOW STALK and THAT TOUCH OF INK. A prequel novella, "Midnight Ice," can be found in OTHER PEOPLE'S BAGGAGE. Look for the third book in this series, WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL, in 2015.
The Material Witness Mystery Series, will be coming from Berkley Prime Crime in November 2014. These feature Polyester Monroe, who has inherited a fabric store (and a couple of questions about her family's past) from her great uncle. First up is SUEDE TO REST.
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What a fabulous group of books!!