Dressed to Confess (A Costume Shop Mystery #3) (Paperback)
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Costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn faces a deadly conspiracy when a small-town festival turns into big-time trouble.
It’s no secret around Proper City, Nevada, that the Sagebrush Festival, the town’s annual family-friendly event, is the place to be. This year’s theme of board games has everything from Conspiracy to Clue. Margo Tamblyn’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, has been tasked with providing costumes for the festival headliner, the Domino Divas. But on the night of the performance, one fallen Domino threatens to bring down the whole show when head dancer Ronnie Cass is found in her dressing room, unmasked, unprepared, and very, very dead.
As the police investigate, Margo learns that Don Digby, her father's best friend, is the prime suspect, tied to the victim by an unsolved robbery connected to Proper City’s past. As conspiracies abound and theories are debunked, Margo seeks to unmask the real killer before her dad's buddy winds up in a costume made with prison stripes.
INCLUDES RECIPES AND COSTUME IDEAS!
About the Author
Diane Vallere is the national bestselling author of the Lefty-nominated Material Witness Mysteries, which include Silk Stalkings, Crushed Velvet, and Suede to Rest, and the Costume Shop Mysteries, which include Masking for Trouble and A Disguise to Die For. She is the daughter of a seamstress and a scientist, which makes her feel like the love child of Edith Head and Mr. Spock. After twenty years in the fashion industry, she now writes full time, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She launched her own detective agency at ten years old and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.
Praise for the Costume Shop Mysteries
“[A] quirky cast of characters, a fascinating setting, a fast-paced plot, and yummy recipes...a thoroughly appealing whodunit that will keep you guessing all-night long.”—Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Fixer-Upper Mysteries and the Bibliophile Mysteries
“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 the Officer Ellie Rush Mysteries
“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 the Key West Food Critic Mysteries
“An unpredictable mystery that serves to both entertain and spark creativity in readers, who may don a costume just for the joy of it.”—Kings River Life Magazine
“The book has depth and the plot is solid. The dialogue between the characters is fluid and the story is fast paced. The murderer(s) is hidden among a myriad of potential suspects and isn’t easily figured out...fantastic.”—Sleuth Cafe