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Diane Kelly Books In Order

Publication Order of Tara Holloway Books

Death, Taxes and a French Manicure (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and a Sequined Clutch (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and Hot-Pink Leg Warmers (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and Green Tea Ice Cream (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and Mistletoe Mayhem (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love, Luck, and Little Green Men (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and Cheap Sunglasses (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and a Chocolate Cannoli (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death, Taxes, and Sweet Potato Fries (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 12 Days Of Christmas Short Stories

Five Gold Smuggling Rings (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paw Enforcement Books

Paw Enforcement (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paw and Order (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Laying Down the Paw (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upholding the Paw (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Paw (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Above the Paw (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Love, Luck, and Little Green Men (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

A Sappy Love Story (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Diane Kelly is a world famous author of the humorous and romantic mystery novels. She has won many awards for writing a number of successful novels based on the humor & comedy, mystery & thriller, as well as the romance genres. Being an American citizen, Diane has been able to spread her famous works all over the states as well as in other countries. This has helped her to gain a lot of name and fame, and has allowed her to make herself counted among the most prominent authors of America. Most of the novels written by Diane normally feature feisty heroines, handsome leading males, some of the quirky sidekicks, and great humorous and mysterious plots. The readers who follow her writings love to read her excellent works and enjoy laughing out loud, while getting intrigued into the mystery plots of her novels. Diane is particularly famous for writing down the Tara Holloway series and the Paw Enforcement novel series. Apart from the novels of these two series’, she has also written some novellas based on the novels of the same series’ as well as some stand alone novels. The Tara Holloway series written by her feature some of the very thrilling plots filled with a lot of humor. It deals about the happenings in the life of an ORS Investigator. Diane received a lot of success right from the publication of her first novel itself, which was from the Tara Holloway series and also won the Golden Heart Award by the Romance Writers of America. Apart from being a successful author, Diane is a former tax advisor. As per her job related to taxes, she used to work for a number of white-collar criminals inadvertently. She always felt the danger of getting caught in trying to help her wealthy clients with the ways of evading taxes. At one point of time in her former career, Daine decided to give up everything and do some self-employment job as she felt that she was very close to ending up in the orange jumpsuit. The first thing that came to her mind about the new job was writing novels and right from the point when she hit the keyboard buttons for writing her first novel, she has never stopped. She began with the first novel of the romantic mystery Tara Holloway series and later proceeded to the hilarious Paw Enforcement series featuring the K-9 cop. Diane is also known to have graduated from the Citizen Police Academy in her hometown. In her excellent works in the field of novel writing, she has been motivated by winning a Reviewers Choice Award, apart from the Golden Heart Award for her humorous mystery novels.

The Tara Holloway novel series written by author Diane Kelly consists of a total of 9 novels published between the years 2011 and 2015. It is still ongoing and the author is about to publish a few more novels under the series in the coming months. The first novel of the series was published by the St. Martin’s Paperbacks publishing house in the year 2011. It was titled ‘Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure’ and featured an IRS special agent, who seemed to be well versed in her field. She also seemed to be dead set on and determined to make sure that the tax cheats are minimized, if not stopped. The IRS special agent in the novel is depicted in the form of a female protagonist known as Tara Holloway, who goes on to feature in all the other novels of the series as well. The plot of the novel is set in Dallas, Texas, United States and opens up with a warning sign for the tax evaders and cheaters as Tara Holloway gets appointed as the new special agent on a payroll by the Criminal Investigations Division of The Treasury Department. She is depicted in the introductory part of the plot of the novel as a recovering tomboy and as an unorthodox officer who is always pursuing the numbers.

Tara’s character seems to be inspired from that of Annie Oakley of the IRS and she proves her worth by growing at a faster rate with her job. Tara likes to ensure the safety of the world for the honest tax payers by kicking the asses of the guilty ones. She keeps taking the social security numbers of her targets and keeps a track of them related to their tax payments. In her latest mission, she is asked to go in the pursuit of an ice-cream vendor named Joseph Cullen, who seems to be a hot target. Nicknamed as ‘Joe Cool’, he is believed to be selling narcotics along with the frozen ice-creams. On top of that, he seems to avoid reporting his gains from the ill business, on his tax returns. Another character named Michael Gryder is introduced, who is depicted as running a Ponzi scheme along with a banker named Stan Shelton. Stan is getting his lake house, landscaped by the lover of Tara Holloway, named Brett Ellington. Being already stuck with the tough job of following the trail of money, Tara also faces a new conundrum, thinking whether she should continue to date Brett by trusting him or get him arrested and put behind the bars. She knows that if she has to get her love back into her life, she has to pay a heavy cost. However, Tara is ready to face any situation in her life as far as she is able to fulfill her duty as an IRS special agent and serve justice.

The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte’. It was published by the St. Martin’s Paperbacks publishing house in the year 2012. This novel continues to depict the life of Tara Holloway as the special agent in the IRS. In the opening plot of the novel, she seems to be ready facing the real crooks, who seem to hide their income from their tax returns, apart from the waitresses hiding some of their tips or the babysitters failing to declare their income. She partners up with another agent named Eddie and goes on the hunt of one of the dirtiest and richest felons. Tara hopes of completing the investigation very soon and going on a vacation. Marcos Mendoza is introduced as a man with dangerous connections with the cartels around the Mexican border. Although, he is one of the prime suspects of a number of crimes, he has never been accused or arrested. Many of his business associates have been found dead in bags, after getting disappeared mysteriously. She seems to be worrying about whether she should risk her life and her new relationship with Brett Ellington or not. Tara knows it very well that she will have to face the bitterness in her life while fighting against the crimes of tax cheating and murder.

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