"Vallere weaves a tapestry of finely knit characters, luxurious fabrics, and…murder."—Janet Bolin, national bestselling author of the Threadville Mysteries
Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe can get tangled up in textiles, but it's murder that really throws her for a loop in the third Material Witness mystery...
The time has come for the annual Miss Tangorli beauty pageant, and Polyester Monroe has agreed to use her fabric store's inventory of shimmery silks to create gowns fit for a crown. But when the man who revived the city's citrus trade with his imported Tangorli tree is found dead days before the pageant contestants are announced, something sour takes over the town.
To make matters worse, Poly's closest friend is caught up in the crime, having been seen in the company of the case's prime suspect. Juicy secrets come to light, creating tension in the small California town. Now while Poly juggles seamstresses and a gaggle of pageant contestants, the killer seems intent to put the squeeze someone she loves.
"With delightfully engaging characters and riveting mystery, it is a series I am looking to see more of!"—Open Book Society