Diane Vallere
Samantha Kidd, a former fashion buyer in New York turned amateur sleuth, returning to her home town, fictional Ribbon, Pennsylvania, in the Style & Error mysteries:

Designer Dirty Laundry (2012)

Buyer, Beware (2013)

The Brim Reaper (2013)

Some Like It Haute (2015)

Madison Night, an interior decorator who models her life on Doris Day, in Dallas, Texas, in the Mad for Mod mysteries:

Pillow Stalk (2013)

That Touch of Ink (2013)

With Vics You Get Eggroll (2014)

Polyester “Poly” Monroe, a dress designer inheriting her family’s textile store, in fictional San Ladrón, California, in the Material Witness mysteries:

Suede to Rest (2014)
Finalist 2015 Lefty Award

Crushed Velvet (2015)
Finalist 2016 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery

Silk Stalkings (2016)

Margo Tamblyn, a former magician's assistant, returning home to run Disguise DeLimit, her family's costume shop, in Proper City, Nevada, in the Costume Shop mysteries:

A Disguise To Die For (2016)
Finalist 2017 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery

Masking for Trouble (2016)


Promophobia: Taking the Mystery Out of Promoting Crime Fiction (2022) [editor]
2022 Agatha Award for Best Non-fiction


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