That Touch of Ink (Madison Night Series #2)

That Touch of Ink (Madison Night Series #2)

by Diane Vallere


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ISBN-13: 9781940976099
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: Madison Night Series , #2
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 528,901
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Diane Vallere is a fashion-industry veteran with a taste for murder. She writes the Style & Error Mystery Series and the Mad for Mod Mystery series, and has short stories in several anthologies. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

Susie Berneis is a versatile voice over artist with numerous narration credits to her name. She has an ear for dialect and a love for the process of developing characters, cultivated in her 20-plus years of experience as a community and regional stage actress. Based in Ann Arbor, (home of the University of Michigan, where she received her BA in English and Theatre) Susie now takes great joy in playing all the characters she encounters in her narration.

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That Touch of Ink 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
I was completely engrossed in Vallere’s follow up to Madison Night’s debut, Pillow Stalk. In That Touch of Ink, Madison has had a few months to recover from the excitement a dead body and a snippet of film with a message from her ex, Brad,brought to her life. When she receives a $5000 bill in the mail, a whole new mystery emerges from Madison’s past. I liked the more tightly written story this time, we already know about Madison’s retro business and bum knee and don’t have to go over that ground as much as in the first novel. However, I still appreciated Vallere’s clever nods to the Doris Day movies Madison loves so much, tucked into the names of characters and the planning of an atomic kitchen for new clients that have become some of the new friends Madison sorely needs in Dallas. Madison proves to be a very strong heroine. That makes the series exceed the parameters of a regular cozy and into a very complex story that involves a mystery and how one woman is able to truly begin again. I am looking forward to the next Madison Night novel.
RisWritesLH More than 1 year ago
If you love mid-century vintage, The Mad for Mod Mysteries are for you. As a fan of Doris Day and Danish Modern, I enjoy steeping myself in the delightful world of Madison Knight, interior designer for mid-century lovers. In the second mystery, Madison's Philly past has brought himself to Dallas where she's tried to create a new life for herself. Not only does Madison's ex show up on her doorstep, he pulls her into a James Madison five thousand dollar bill counterfeiting ring. Even worse, she can't tell if her ex's lies from the truth, or whether she should help him get out of his mess or hand him over to her cop friend, Tex. Vallere balances the cutsey kitsch of mid-century and Doris themes with a tough, let-me-do-it-on-my-own heroine in Madison Knight. She's more than blonde hair and blue eyes and determined to prove it. The intricately woven mystery provides twists galore to keep your pages turning quickly. Madison's love life is as tricky as the mystery itself as she juggles three men who find her both frustrating and appealing at the same time.
Carstairs38 12 months ago
When decorator Madison Night receives a five thousand dollar bill in the mail, she realizes this rare denomination is a message from her past. Sure enough, her ex-boyfriend Brad is soon back in her life trying to reconcile even after he lied to her to get her out of her life. But Madison has other things to worry about, like the dead body she stumbled upon. What has Brad gotten her involved in? Warning: allow plenty of time when you pick up this book because you will not be able to put it down. The story is filled with twists and turns that will keep you engaged from start to finish. The plot is a bit more teen sleuth than usual cozy murder mystery, but that’s not an issue at all, and everything makes sense by the end. This is combined with fantastic characters, led by Madison who gets some real growth here. Fans of Doris Day will spot a couple of winks to the movie That Touch of Mink here, but if you haven’t seen the movie, you are still in for a delightful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, always keep me interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book.
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LindalovestoreadLR More than 1 year ago
Annoying. I'm on page 161 out of 218. I will finish the book, but honestly, I do not really care about any of the characters, and the plot is boring me. I'm disappointed, because I was looking forward to reading this book.
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TessT More than 1 year ago
What a fun book, I'm sorry I missed the 1st one in the series! Anyone who loves Doris Day, Rock Hudson and the whole crazy 50-60 era is OK in my book! Love, laughter, cats, dogs, throw in a counterfeiter or two and you have a very enjoyable story. In my humble opinion, I don't feel that we are through with these folks yet, at least I hope we're not.