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Death, Taxes and a French Manicure

(2011)
(The first book in the Tara Holloway series)
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Tara Holloway has got your number. A special agent on the IRS's payroll, she's dead-set on making sure that money crimes don't pay...

Tax cheats, beware: The Treasury Department's Criminal Investigations Division has a new special agent on its payroll. A recovering tomboy with a head for numbers, Tara's fast becoming the Annie Oakley of the IRS - kicking ass, taking social security numbers, and keeping the world safe for honest taxpayers. Or else.

Tara's latest mission finds her in hot pursuit of ice-cream vendor Joseph "Joe Cool" Cullen. Along with frozen treats he's selling narcotics - and failing to report his ill-gotten gains on his tax returns. Over Tara's dead body. Then there's Michael Gryder, who appears to be operating a Ponzi scheme...with banker Stan Shelton...whose lake house is being landscaped by Brett Ellington...who happens to be dating Tara. If following that money trail isn't tough enough, now Tara must face a new conundrum: Should she invest her trust in Brett - or put him behind bars? New love always comes at a cost but justice? Priceless.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Quirky, sexy, and downright fabulous. Zany characters you can't help but love, and a plot that will knock your socks off. This is the most fun I've had reading in forever!" - Christie Craig

"The subject of taxation usually makes people cry, but prepare to laugh your assets off with Diane Kelly's hilarious debut." - Jana DeLeon

"A hilarious, sexy, heart-pounding ride, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tara Holloway is the IRS's answer to Stephanie Plum smart, sassy, and so much fun. Kelly's debut has definitely earned her a spot on my keeper shelf!" - Gemma Halliday

"Keep your eye on Diane Kelly--her writing is tight, smart and laugh-out-loud funny." - Kristan Higgins

"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

"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


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Used availability for Diane Kelly's Death, Taxes and a French Manicure

Paperback Editions

November 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure: A Tara Holloway Novel
Author(s): Diane Kelly
ISBN: 0-312-55126-6 / 978-0-312-55126-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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January 2011 : Paperback
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway)
Author(s): Diane Kelly
ISBN: 1-5414-1891-3 / 978-1-5414-1891-2 (USA edition)
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway)
Author(s): Diane Kelly
ISBN: 1-5414-6891-0 / 978-1-5414-6891-7 (USA edition)
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure: Tara Holloway Series, Book 1
Author(s): Diane Kelly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure: Tara Holloway Series, Book 1
Author(s): Diane Kelly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure: Tara Holloway Series, Book 1
Author(s): Diane Kelly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure: Tara Holloway Series, Book 1
Author(s): Diane Kelly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure: A Tara Holloway Novel
Author(s): Diane Kelly
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU