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Diane Kelly

Diane Kelly

Diane Kelly is a former state assistant attorney general and tax advisor who spent much of her career fighting, or inadvertently working for, white-collar criminals. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield, Texas Citizens Police Academy. The first book in Diane’s IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway series, Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Book #2, Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte, won a Reviewers Choice award. Diane has combined her fascination with law enforcement and her love of animals in her K-9 cop Paw Enforcement series.

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    Paw of the Jungle

    Paw of the Jungle

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    Police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner in crime, Brigit, are on all fours as they try to solve their latest Lone Star mystery.

    AT THE ZOO
    The weather is beautiful,...

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    Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 7

    Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 7

    Cozy Case Files

    Vivien Chien, Ashley Weaver, Ellie Alexander, Donna Andrews, M.C. Beaton, Ellen Crosby, Diane Kelly, Paige Shelton
    St. Martin's Press
    Minotaur Books

    Looking for a new cozy series? In the new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of nine charming cozy mysteries coming in Fall 2019 for free for easy sampling.

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    Dead as a Door Knocker

    A House-Flipper Mystery

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    The first in a brand-new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville—where the real estate market is to die for.

    WILL THIS KILLER DEAL LEAD TO A DEAD END?
    Meet Whitney...

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    The Long Paw of the Law

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    Texas police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit have come a long way, baby.

    A BUNDLE OF JOY. A DOG-EAT-DOG WORLD. . .

    One night, while on duty with her four-legged...

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    Death, Taxes, and Pecan Pie

    A Tara Holloway Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    People are going a little nutty in this new case for IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway!

    Tara is looking for a fun, relaxing time with her family at Pecan Palooza: a full-day festival dedicated...

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    Enforcing the Paw

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    When a case of he-said/she-said turns criminal, it’s up to Megan Luz and her devoted K-9 to dig for the truth. . .

    A TAIL OF TWO LOVERS
    When relationships go south,...

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    Love Unleashed

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
    Swerve

    Kindergarten teacher Jessica Bellingham thought she could barely catch her breath between wrangling her students and chasing after an elusive Dalmatian pup in the playground. But when sexy fireman Louie DeLuca shows up at school, Jessica may need mouth-to-mouth resuscitation…

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    Cozy Case Files: A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 2

    Cozy Case Files: A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 2

    Cozy Case Files

    Ellie Alexander, Donna Andrews, Cate Conte, E.J. Copperman, Hannah Dennison, Carolyn Haines, Diane Kelly, Peggy O'Neal Peden, Cynthia Riggs, Susan C. Shea
    St. Martin's Press
    Minotaur Books

    Looking for a new cozy mystery author to love? Dive in to this collection of excerpts from the Minotaur Books/St. Martin's Press Spring/Summer 2017 season (books published from late April to August)....

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    Cozy Case Files

    Cozy Case Files

    Cozy Case Files

    Ellie Alexander, Tessa Arlen, Frances Brody, Julia Chapman, Marla Cooper, Ellen Hart, Diane Kelly, Michelle Kelly, GM Malliet, Maggie McConnon, Mandy Morton, Paige Shelton, Aurlee Wallace
    St. Martin's Press
    Minotaur Books

    Looking for a new cozy mystery author to love? Dive in to this collection of excerpts from the Minotaur Books/St. Martin's Press Winter 2017 season (books published from January to April). The Cozy...

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    Above the Paw

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    The crime-fighting duo of Megan Luz and her K-9 is back—and on the prowl. . .

    WILL THEY DIG UP THE TRUTH?
    When a rash of college students falls seriously ill after...

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    Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter

    A Tara Holloway Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    FOR RICHER OR POORER, IN BUSINESS AND IN STEALTH.

    Can IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway break up a clever ring of tax cheats who love money, dishonor the IRS, and disobey the laws of...

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    Against the Paw

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    Police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner are on the lookout for a convict who has been unleashed. . .

    PAW PATROL IS ON THE CASE
    Megan has her sights set on finding...

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    Death, Taxes, and a Chocolate Cannoli

    A Tara Holloway Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    TRUE CRIME DOESN'T PAY...TAXES.
    IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway has risked her life to take down drug cartels and other dangerous tax frauds. But going after the mob is one offer she...

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    Laying Down the Paw

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    Police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner are back-with a vengeance.

    IT'S A DOG-EAT-DOG WORLD.
    When a raging tornado hits Forth Worth, Megan's squad car is flipped...

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    Upholding the Paw

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    It's just another typical day for Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit-until three unknown men set out on a city-wide crime spree. After setting a fire to distract law enforcement,...

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    Death, Taxes, and Cheap Sunglasses

    A Tara Holloway Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    SHE LOVES HER WORK—CASE CLOSED.
    IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway can calculate tax penalties to the penny. But seeing the world of white-collar crime through rose-colored glasses?...

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    Paw and Order

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit are back on the beat—and under the gun—when the local rodeo show goes to the dogs…

    OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE
    After...

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    Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs

    A Tara Holloway Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    HE'S ONE OF AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST STARS.

    So maybe it goes without saying that IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway is star-struck? In Diane Kelly's Death, Taxes, and Silver...

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    Paw Enforcement

    A Paw Enforcement Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    Paw Enforcement introduces police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit-two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble.

    SHE'S ON A SHORT LEASH.

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    Death, Taxes, and Green Tea Ice Cream

    A Tara Holloway Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    Fired. Tara Holloway can't believe it. After all she's done for the IRS, a few too many shots fired from her weapon and suddenly she's public enemy number one. To add insult to injury, another...

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    Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria

    A Tara Holloway Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria from A Tara Holloway Novel series

    Diane Kelly

    When it comes to exposing tax fraud, Tara and her partner Eddie are really cleaning...

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    Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray

    A Tara Holloway Novel

    Diane Kelly
    St. Martin's Press
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    When you're an agent for the IRS, it's always tax time. And this season, Tara Holloway is up to her neck in work with two very knotty cases. One involves a charismatic minister who's using his mega-church...

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