THE FIRST BOOK IN THE ALL-NEW “MATERIAL WITNESS” MYSTERY SERIES
With her career as a dress designer in shreds, Polyester Monroe is looking forward to a fresh start. But as it all unfolds, the pattern to a new beginning looks a lot like murder.
When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family’s textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of A Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she’s ready to restore the family business. However her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren’t the ones causing a snag in her plans…
Not everyone wants Poly back in San Ladrón, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell—and leave town fast. But even when the threats turn deadly, she’s not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that the murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family’s unsettled past that she’s determined to solve…before her own life is left hanging by a thread.
INCLUDES A CRAFT PROJECT
“Diane Vallere skillfully blends two mysteries in this smart and engaging tale that will keep you guessing to the very end.”—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva mysteries
“Diane Vallere has stitched up an engaging new series with an intelligent, resourceful heroine in Polyester Monroe, plus a great supporting cast and a clever plot. Vallere’s knowledge of the fashion business adds an extra layer of authenticity. Suede to Rest is a strong addition to the cozy mystery genre.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats Mysteries
“In Suede to Rest, Diane Vallere has fashioned a terrific mystery, rich with detail and texture. Polyester Monroe is a sassy protagonist who will win your hearts with her seamless style and breezy wit. The first in the series promises readers hours of deftly-woven whodunit enjoyment.”—Avery Aames, Agatha Award-winning author of the Cheese Shop Mysteries
“In the Material Witness Mystery Series, Diane Vallere weaves a tapestry of finely knit characters, luxurious fabrics, and . . . murder.”—Janet Bolin, national bestselling author of the Threadville Mysteries