A professor murdered during office hours. A decorator enrolled in his course. Can she outsmart the killer who designed the perfect crime?


Madison Night just learned that business isn't sexy. She modeled her decorating career on a Doris Day movie, but after losing her company in a legal battle, the local banks are unimpressed with her unique sales angle. Determined to get her MBA, she attends night school – until her professor is found dead after an intensely-heated lecture. Now the only degree she can think about is murder in the first.


While the college recovers, Madison's last hope for a loan is denied. The dean resumes the coursework himself, and Madison can't help wondering if the curriculum holds the clues to the murder. Continuing her education is not without risk; pursuing her MBA may leave her DOA.


Can Madison's sleuthing make the grade or will failure be a fatal lesson?


Teacher's Threat is the eighth captivating mystery in the Madison Night series. If you like smart protagonists, classroom controversies, and Cabot Cove syndrome, you'll love Diane Vallere's enjoyable book.

B&N button.png
white apple preorder.png

She wanted to visit an old friend. The “friend” is in jail for murder. Can Samantha find new evidence to clear a convicted killer?

Fashionista Samantha Kidd’s new role as style columnist for the local paper encourages her to attend events and discover new trends. But when an out-of-the-blue invitation to visit an acquaintance arrives, standing out is the last thing she wants. The acquaintance is the heiress to a pretzel fortune—or she would be if she were free. Instead, she’s quietly serving a double life sentence after being convicted of killing her media mogul husband.


When new evidence surfaces, the heiress is ready to break her silence. But while the press lines up to get the scoop (and the ratings!), Samantha can’t help wondering who the victim is in this scenario. And after hearing the heiress’s story firsthand, Sam suspects the wrong person was locked up. If she’s right, a killer's on the loose and will stop at nothing to silence Samantha too.


Can Samantha infiltrate the high life to expose a down and dirty crime?


Tough Luxe is the eleventh fashionable mystery in the Samantha Kidd series. If you like manipulative characters, stylish crimes, and Orange-Is-the-New-Black drama, then you’ll love Diane Vallere’s high-stakes mystery.

thickbookleft_1344x1566 (19).png
B&N button.png

In production!

ipodhorizontal_586x402 (4).png
ipodhorizontal_586x402 (3).png
ipodhorizontal_586x402 (1).png


Samantha Kidd never sounded so good. 



block of 30.png


"...cleverly phrased prose and convincing characterization." -Kirkus Reviews
"an impressive cozy mystery from a promising author." -Mystery Tribune
"Vallere has stitched together haute couture and murder in a stylish mystery. Dirty Laundry has never been so engrossing!" ~Krista Davis, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Diva Runs out of Thyme
"...excellent writing, humorous dialogue, or a compelling story." -Kings River Life
"Samantha Kidd an engaging amateur sleuth." -Mysterious Reviews
"...author Diane Vallere stitches together a seamless mystery. Samantha Kidd is a witty heroine . . . " ~Avery Aames, Agatha Award-Winning Author of The Long Quiche Goodbye
"...signature wit and humor." -Mary Marks, NY Journal of Books
"...intricately plotted and well-written book." -Fresh Fiction
"...humor and danger meld perfectly..." -RT Reviews
"...sleek, chic, and constantly surprising." -Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of THE OTHER WOMAN
"The suspense is intense, the plot is hot and the style is to die for." -Catriona McPherson, Agatha Award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver Mystery Series
"...a multifaceted story disguised as a cozy little mystery..." -NY Journal of Books
“Both madcap and moving..." -Naomi Hirahara, Edgar® Award-winning author of the Officer Ellie Rush Mysteries
“A fresh, funny voice, irresistible characters... a winner.” -Lucy Burdette, national bestselling author of the Key West Food Critic Mysteries
Read more endorsements here!
  • BookBub
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Pinterest - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle

I write from Pennsylvania, USA, but you can read my books anywhere :) This site uses affiliate links. If you buy a book after clicking one of my affiliate links, I will earn a small commission. This does NOT affect your purchase price, and it helps me cover the costs associated with running this site.  Privacy Policy here.