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So maybe it goes without saying that IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway is star-struck? In Diane Kelly's Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs, she’s head over heels…in trouble.Easy’s getting harder every day for Tara. A tax-evading pet groomer managed to buzz off a big chunk of her hair…just in time for her date strictly-business meeting with country-music heartthrob Brazos Rivers. Of course Tara shouldn’t care—she’s devoted to Special Agent Nick Pratt, after all—but Rivers does know how to steal a woman’s heart with a song…"Better than a refund check from the IRS!"
At two o’clock on a Saturday afternoon in early February I spent a full minute pulling forward and back, forward and back, trying to maneuver my plain white government sedan into a space at the curb. I could put a bullet into a bull’s-eye at three hundred yards, but I’d never mastered the art of parallel parking.
My partner cut his brown eyes my way. Eddie was tall, talented, and tough, a black father of two and a political conservative, more Clint Eastwood than Kanye West. Though he said nothing, his expression spoke for
"With a quirky cast of characters, snappy dialogue, and a Bernie Madoff style pyramid scheme–hunting down tax cheats has never added up to so much fun!" —Robin Kaye, award-winning author of The Domestic Gods series
"Kudos to debut author Diane Kelly, who brings a fresh, new voice and raucous humor to the market. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Tara Holloway series!" —Angela Cavener, Indie Book Award Finalist and author of Operation: Afterlife"Tara Holloway is Gin Bombay’s BFF, or would be if they knew each other. Kelly’s novel is smart, sexy and funny enough to make little girls want to be IRS agents when they grow up!" —Leslie Langtry, author of the Bombay assassins mystery series "This totally terrific debut is better than a refund check from the IRS!" —Reader to Reader Reviews "Part romance, part thriller, and part comedic mystery, it’s just the thing to help keep you warm on a chilly autumn night." —The Maine Suspect "Who knew the IRS was so sexy?"—The Alcalde"With her quirky humour and incredibly witty aside jokes, Diane Kelly has created a real winner and a star for her debut…series. Kelly’s plot is filled with belligerent and bad ass characters and dicey situations that will keep you turning the pages to see how it all turns out."—Fresh Fiction