“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 a rare five thousand dollar bill arrives in the mail, interior decorator Madison Night knows it’s a message from her past. In happier times, she once joked that she could be bought for $5000—how could she deny a bill with her name on it? Suspecting the bill indicates trouble, she consults a numismatist. They set up a meet, but upon arrival she finds an abandoned office, a scared dog…and a dead body in the kitchen. The twist? The victim isn’t the numismatist; it’s a John Doe.
The police—led by Lt. Tex Allen—are on the case, but it’s Madison who discovers the victim’s identity. But where’s the numismatist? Before long, she uncovers a kidnapping plot, a unique counterfeit operation, and the true price of her own independence.
“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 Award-Winning Author of The Other Woman
“A fast-paced mystery with fab fashions, an appealing heroine, and a clever twist, That Touch of Ink is especially for fans of all things mid-century modern.” – ReadertoReader.com
“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
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, southern humor, Doris Day, chick lit.
Books in the Madison Night Humorous Mystery Series:
MIDNIGHT INK (prequel novella in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE)
PILLOW STALK (#1)
THAT TOUCH OF INK (#2)
WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL (#3)
THE DECORATOR WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (#4)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all…