Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter: A Tara Holloway Novel

· A Tara Holloway Novel Book 10 · Sold by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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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 justice?

When Tara agreed to be her best friend’s maid of honor, she knew it would be a ton of work. But planning a bachelorette party is a piece of (wedding) cake compared to her latest mission for the IRS. Her target is radio host Florence “Flo” Cash, star of “The Flo Cash Cash Flow Show.” Not only has Flo been giving her listeners shady tax advice, she’s set up an elaborate barter system that leaves Uncle Sam out of the equation—and Tara tied in knots...

“CHOCK-FULL OF FUN AND ENERGY.”—Romance Reviews Today

While Flo flouts the IRS at every turn, Tara has yet another case to tackle: a catfishing Casanova who’s relieved several lonely ladies of their cash, credit cards, and dignity. When her best friend’s big day arrives, it’s all Tara can do to keep from crying uncle. But when Tara snatches the bridal bouquet and her boyfriend Nick catches the satin garter, could Tara’s days of filing single tax returns be over?


Tara Holloway returns in Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter, the eleventh installment in Diane Kelly's hilarious series!

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12 reviews
Kristina Anderson
September 14, 2016
Death, Taxes and a Satin Garter by Diane Kelly is the tenth book in A Tara Halloway Novel series. Tara Halloway is a special agent for IRS Criminal Investigations in Dallas, Texas. Her latest client is Florence “Flo” Cash who owns a local radio station. Flo has stated on her tax returns that the station is barely breaking even since she took over its ownership. Tara knows that Flo is being deceptive, and she is determined to get the truth. Flo is equally determined and uses the radio to voice her displeasure. Tara has also been assigned a special case by her boss, Lu Lobozinski. Three women have been “catfished” and they would like justice. Morgan Walker (an alias) dated each of the women and after three dates he asked them to a cash a check for him. After giving him the money, they never saw Morgan again (of course). The check would then bounce, leaving each women owing the bank. Tara has to think outside the box to catch this culprit. During her off time, Tara is busy helping her friend, Alicia plan her wedding and organizing the bachelorette party. This leaves little time for her relationship with fellow agent, Nick Pratt. Read Death, Taxes and a Satin Garter to see if Tara will be able to reel in Flo Cash and Morgan Walker. Death, Taxes and a Satin Garter was an enjoyable book to read. I have to admit to chuckling a few times while reading this book. I liked the investigations. I had no clue was “catfishing” was before this novel (to me it relates to fishing). I also cannot imagine going to such lengths to avoid paying taxes. If Flo had put as much thought into her business, she would be wildly successful. While Death, Taxes and a Satin Garter is a part of a series, it can easily be read alone. We get the necessary background information needed to read (and understand) the book. I liked Tara Holloway. Tara comes across as a strong, determined woman. I liked the ending, and it will make readers sigh with pleasure. I give Death, Taxes and a Satin Garter 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). The book has good writing, nice pace, a little romance, and just the right amount of humor. This book has introduced me to a whole new series to read. I will be adding more books to my TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of Death, Taxes and a Satin Garter from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own. I will always give a forthright and unbiased evaluation.
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linda quick
July 27, 2016
This is one of my favorite series and the author has, once again, demonstrated why. Tara Holloway is an IRS special agent investigating cheats after other attempts to collect have failed. Tara is a tiny little thing with phenomenal shooting skills and kick ass Doc Martins to, well, kick ass with their steel toes. The author has created a compelling and tightly woven romantic mystery. Tara's love interest is the very sexy senior special agent Nick. I've really enjoyed watching how their relationship has progressed over the series and this book continues to move their relationship forward. Tara finds herself investigating both a shady radio station owner and a catfishing casanova. Of course, nothing goes as it should, leading to moments of humor and great story. Meanwhile, in the background, Tara is fulfilling her maid of honor duties in helping her best friend as she gets closer to her marriage. If you enjoy smartly written chick lit, you will love this book. While it is part of a series, it is a stand alone novel. However, the series is so good that you really owe it to yourself to read them all.
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About the author

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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