THE PAJAMA FRAME

THE PAJAMA FRAME

by Diane Vallere

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ISBN-13: 9781635113006
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Series: Madison Night Series , #5
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 277,705
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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THE PAJAMA FRAME 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
The Pajama Frame by Diane Vallere is the fifth book in A Madison Night Mystery series, but the first that I read. This was not a big problem, but there were things I wish I knew more about. I think I will go back and read others in this series. Madison Night has inherited a building from Alice Sweet, an older friend. The shuttered factory was the home of Sweet Dreams Pajama Factory, but was abandoned sixty years ago after a pajama model died in rare equipment malfunction. Madison is not ready for the situation when several people and/or groups want to get inside the building as well as those who want it on the Historic Register. Some even want the case of the death of the model reopened. After persuading Captain Tex Allen to unseal the building, they enter to find that someone has managed to get in before them. They find bullet casings, the body of John Sweet (Alice’s grandson) and a large supply of new vintage pajamas (Madison can wear a new pair every night). Does this have anything to do with the 60 year old death? What does her inheritance have to do with these murders? Can Madison find out what is going on before another death, maybe her own, occurs? The Pajama Frame is well-written story with great pacing. Madison Night is a good protagonist, she is smart and strong willed. I love her vintage design aesthetic, fashion sense and her dog, Rocky (Shih Tzu). The fact that she looks like Doris Day might also have something to do with this. Captain Tex Allen is the perfect counterpart for Madison. They work well together and have good chemistry, but he is still careful about what he shares with her about his cases. I am hoping they will have a closer relationship in future books (they are cute together). Madison's boyfriend lives in Palm Springs and even though he has had a larger role in previous books, he was not in this one except for the occasional phone call. The mystery is layered with clues being dropped, but not easily picked up until the reveal at the end. I had no idea who the culprit was until that point. I will definitely watch for more Madison Night Mysteries by Diane Vallere. I recommend this one to any cozy mystery lovers, especially if you like something a bit different and not so easy to solve. The publisher, Henery Press, provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Investigator channels Doris Day. Maddison Night inherits an old pajama factory, long closed due to an unfortunate accident. So why all the interest now?? As Maddison (who is obviously chanelling Doris Day) investigates, more than a few surprises await. It is what it is - a cosy mystery that gives the reader some light entertainment to while away a couple of hours. Nothing too intricate plot-wise, so a quick read. ~~~ Melisende
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting and well done mystery. An easy read, it still is quite captivating with the ins and outs of what goes on. I look forward to more of these adventures.
iiiireader More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth in a series about Madison Night, an interior decorator with a passion for mid-century design. She also loves Doris Day and has more than a glancing resemblance to Ms. Day which is made more evident by the vintage 60’s style clothing that she wears. In this story, Madison and her boyfriend, Hudson, are still miles apart and that makes life difficult on a personal level. Madison receives a surprise inheritance when one of her friends passes away. Along with the inheritance comes a quest to find out the truth about something that occurred many years before. Captain Tex Allen (previously Lieutenant Allen) of the Lakewood police force, is nearby to both assist Madison and to drive her crazy (as always.) The series is one of my favorites. The location, the characters and the plots are always amusing and fun to find out the whodunnit. I’ve read all of the books in the series and can recommend then all. While the book can be read stand-alone, I recommend reading the series in order so you can see how the characters have grown over the books. I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth book in the Madison Night series and they just keep getting better. Mad for Mod has a part time employee, Hudson is still in California and Madison is back in Dallas, trying to get back into the swing of things. She is surprised when one of her elderly swimming buddies passes away. In addition to the household inventory for Mad for Mod, Alice Sweet has left her a shuttered pajama factory called Sweet Dreams. Madison is thrilled with the discovery of factory sealed pajama samples but not as enamored with hints that the accident that closed the plant may not have been accidental. There are multiple storylines running and plenty of suspects and guesses as to what is really going on in this part of town. I really like the richness of all the characters, the peeks into Tex Allan and even Donna Nast. Madison is almost fifty, a wonderful character that is facing the flaws and questions that plague many of us. I enjoyed the turns the story took and can't wait for more.
CozyOnUp More than 1 year ago
It’s not every day a girl inherits a pajama factory and gets framed for murder. But that’s exactly what Madison Night gets It’s not every day a girl inherits a pajama factory and gets framed for murder. But that’s exactly what Madison Night gets when her friend, Alice Sweet passes away. A Doris Day loving, Interior Decorator specializing in decor from the 50s and 60s, Madison inherits the former Sweet Dreams pajama factory that has been close for more than 60 years. The factory was shuttered after an accident killed the company’s model and when the doors are reopened 60 years later, the body of the former owners grandson is found and someone is trying to pin the murder on Madison or someone she knows. While I am familiar with the author’s Costume Shop mystery series, this is the first introduction for me to her Mad for Mod mystery series. Well this is the fifth book in the series, the book can be read as a standalone. The characters are well developed and the story is fast-paced and a real page-turner. I couldn’t put the Book down and was in suspense right until the end. I recommend this book for any cozy mystery lover.
Alisha24C More than 1 year ago
Pajama Frame is my first Madison Night book but not my first Diane Vallere book and now I need to go grab the rest of the books in this series. Another great book by Diane Vallere that keeps you reading until the very end. I recommend this book to anyone that needs a great read.
Alisha24C More than 1 year ago
Pajama Frame is my first Madison Night book but not my first Diane Vallere book and now I need to go grab the rest of the books in this series. Another great book by Diane Vallere that keeps you reading until the very end. I recommend this book to anyone that needs a great read.
RobynKFLNJ More than 1 year ago
Diane Vallere is a wonderful author, and this book did not disappoint. Madison Night inherits a pajama factory from a friend who recently passed away, and long lost relatives start coming out of the woodwork. Many secrets and interesting tidbits present themselves in this well written story. This book kept me intrigued, and I didn't know who the murderer was until the end. I hope Diane Vallere writes for a very long time. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.