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Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway Series #1)

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

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    The first exciting Tara Holloway IRS investigative tale is an entertaining story

    IRS Agent Tara Holloway works white collar tax frauds. Her small town kick butt Texas attitude works great when dealing with violent Dallas offenders. Working a case with agent Eddie Bardin, she is forced to fire her gun at menacing felon Battaglia, shooting a box cutter knife from his hand. Thus in spite of her cut arm, she earns the rep of Annie Oakley.

    Tara's boss Lu "Lobo" Lobozinksi assigns her first solo task to investigate a granny complaint that ice-cream truck salesman Joseph "Joe Cool" Cullen failed to report his profits from selling illegal drugs to teenagers. Her other major inquiry is much more complex than a drug dealer. She scrutinizes the dealings of financier Michael Gryder and banker Stan Shelton, who appear to be running a Ponzi scheme. The problem is her best friend Brett Ellington is Shelton's landscaper.

    The first exciting Tara Holloway IRS investigative tale is an entertaining story that stars a tomboyish mascara wearing noir heroine who appreciates a French manicure. The story line is lighthearted fun as Tara works the Dallas beat along with other agents. Although some readers may dislike the wisecracking asides especially when facing danger; the story line is filled with humor and satire as the IRS does not care whether the gains are legal only that Sam collects its share.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    I stumbled upon this book by accident but the title really caugh

    I stumbled upon this book by accident but the title really caught my attention! I enjoyed the characters because none are "too perfect" to be believable! A great mix of humor and mystery! I'm a big Stephanie Plum fan but Tara Holloway may be my new female detective! So glad I read it! It was a fun read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    FANTASTIC

    I had the good fortune to meet this author and get to ask her lots of questions. She was a delight. I loved this book and am half way through the second book in her serIes. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a book with a bit of humor, a bit of Intrigue and some action. It would be great for a book club which is where I found it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Loved it!

    I found this series by accident. I have to say I love the first book, getting ready to read the second book, and I am sure I will buy the third one too! I usually read James Patterson style books. This was a great diversion, a happy quick read. Well worth the time and money spent! I love this author!!!

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Will keep you laughing

    This is the first book I have ready by Diane Kelly and it won't be my last. I read a lot so I don't know how I missed this author. I really enjoyed the book: it was entertaining and made me laugh out loud. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    loved the book!

    Especially loved it being from Dallas too. Fun read. Anxious to read next in series!

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    Easy read, funny

    Good book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Loved reading this book

    I hope this author continues to write well and very quickly

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Tara Holloway is my new best friend!

    I loved this book and the main character, Tara Holloway. She is fresh, funny & fiesty! The story and the character are full of surprises and that makes for such an enjoyable read. Can't wait for the next one in the series to come out!

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