giovedì 13 ottobre 2016

Review & Giveaway: Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere

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Masking for Trouble
by Diane Vallere

Masking for Trouble (A Costume Shop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Berkley (October 4, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0425278291


Halloween brings more tricks than treats for costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn in the second in a new cozy series from the national bestselling author of the Material Witness Mysteries.
Halloween conjures up big business for Margo Tamblyn’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, but this year, the holiday comes knocking with serious trouble. Venture capitalist Paul Haverford plans to rezone historic downtown into a glitzy commercial area which would push out local business. Margo is set on saving her family’s store, especially after a nasty run-in with the chain-store tycoon, but after Haverford’s body is discovered during a spooky party at the derelict Alexandria Hotel, Margo finds herself dressed as the police’s prime suspect.
Anxious to clear her name, Margo begins hunting down anyone who might have wanted Haverford dead. Between all of his malicious maneuverings, the murdered mogul had buckets of people anxious to see him gone. Now, Margo will have to use every trick in the book to find a cloaked killer—before someone else winds up wearing a death shroud…

My Review

The cover of this book is bright and colorful. That was part of the appeal to try this novel. But I was not left at all disappointed. It was a really addictive and fun read, I couldn't put it down until the end because it was not clear who the culprit was.
The shop of Margo costumes is very busy this time of year: Halloween is coming and everyone is looking for the perfect costume. Fortunately she finds bizarre occasional helpers. A businessman unscrupulous comes to town and hosts a party. Margo tries to counter him going to the party who was not invited but unfortunately the man is found dead and she is the main suspect.
Margo is a great character, smart and spunky was a lot of fun discovering what costume she would wear the next day and especially the costumes of her helpers, the first day they are presented all yellow with a white sheet in their head.
This is the second book in this series although I have not read the first book, it in no way disrupted my enjoyment of this book but I can't wait to read it 
The plot kept me on edge from start to finish. I was excited each time I got to turn the page. Author's writing is crisp, clear, flawless, and her story-telling is brilliant.
If you love cozy mystery and  costumes and Halloween's party this book is perfect for you

DianeVallereAuthorPhoto_color_croppedAbout The Author

I’m a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. I was bit by the mystery bug as a kid reading Trixie Belden, Connie Blair, and The Three Investigators. Now I’m writing three series: the Style & Error Mysteries, the Mad for Mod Mysteries, and the Material Witness Mysteries.
The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series, will be out in October 2016, just in time for Halloween.
The Material Witness mysteries feature Polyester Monroe, who inherits the fabric shop where she was born. Books include SUEDE TO REST  and CRUSHED VELVET . The third, SILK STALKINGS,  was just released.
The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY ; BUYER, BEWARE ; THE BRIM REAPER ; and SOME LIKE IT HAUTE . (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor). Book 5, GRAND THEFT RETRO, will be out in 2016.
The Madison Night Mysteries feature a modern day interior decorator who specializes in midcentury design (studying Doris Day movies to get the look right). Books are PILLOW STALK,THAT TOUCH OF INK , and WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL . A prequel novella, “Midnight Ice,” can be found in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE .
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1 commento:

  1. Wonderful review thank you, I can't wait to read this, love the cover
    Penney penneyw(AT)


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