A Disguise to Die For (A Costume Shop Mystery #1) (Mass Market)
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This is book number 1 in the A Costume Shop Mystery series.
Someone is dressed to kill in the debut Costume Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of the Material Witness mysteries.
No sooner does former magician’s assistant Margo Tamblyn return home to Proper City, Nevada, to run Disguise DeLimit, her family’s costume shop, than she gets her first big order. Wealthy nuisance Blitz Manners needs forty costumes for a detective-themed birthday bash. As for Blitz himself, his Sherlock Holmes is to die for—literally—when, in the middle of the festivities, Margo’s friend and party planner Ebony Welles is caught brandishing a carving knife over a very dead Blitz.
For Margo, clearing Ebony’s name is anything but elementary, especially after Ebony flees town. Now Margo is left to play real-life detective in a town full of masked motives, cloaked secrets, and veiled vendettas. But as she soon learns, even a killer disguise can’t hide a murderer in plain sight for long.
INCLUDES RECIPES AND COSTUME IDEAS!
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
About the Author
Diane Vallere also writes the Lefty-nominated Material Witness series including Suede to Rest and Crushed Velvet, as well as the Mad for Mod and Style & Error series. She has had a lifelong love of playing dress up, and believes the lines between fashion and costume can (should?) be blurred on a regular basis. At age ten, Diane launched her own detective agency and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.
Praise for A Disguise to Die For:
“Meet Margo Tamblyn, the newest, savviest, smartest heroine to join the cozy mystery world. Weave in a quirky cast of characters, a fascinating setting, a fast-paced plot, and yummy recipes, and you have a thoroughly appealing whodunit that will keep you guessing all night long.”—Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author
“Both madcap and moving, A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR has the right amount of humor, poignancy and danger for a most irresistible whodunit. Highly recommended!—Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of Grave on Grand Avenue
"A fresh, funny voice, irresistible characters—and oh, the costumes! No disguising the fact that Diane Vallere's new cozy is a winner." —Lucy Burdette, national bestselling author of Fatal Reservations