Synopsis: 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…
– This is book #2 in the Costume Shop Mystery series.
I think it would be great to live in a town that loves costume parties and Halloween this much! Margo is such a quirky character – whether she is working in her family’s costume shop or just running errands, she’s always in costume. When a business man interested in developing the small town into something more modern and profitable threatens to run Margo’s shop out of business, she is understandably angry. When she finds his dead body at a Halloween party she wasn’t invited to, she becomes the prime suspect. Rather than trust the police to find the real killer, Margo decides to investigate on her own. This was a unique story, and a perfect read for this time of year.
Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway (ENDED) for a chance to win a Mythic Mazes jigsaw puzzle – US only.
About 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.
October 2: MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
October 2: Community Bookstop – REVIEW
October 3: Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 3: Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW
October 4: A Holland Reads – REVIEW
October 4: Fuonlyknew – SPOTLIGHT
October 5: Brooke Blogs – REVIEW
October 5: I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW
October 6: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – REVIEW
October 6: Jane Reads – REVIEW
October 7: Back Porchervations – REVIEW
October 7: StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
October 8: The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
October 8: The Broke Book Bank – REVIEW
October 9: The Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT
October 9: Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 10: Grace. Gratitude. Life. By Marie McNary – REVIEW
October 10: View From The Birdhouse – REVIEW
October 11: Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! – REVIEW
October 11: Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 12: Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW
October 12: Reading Authors – REVIEW
October 13: Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW
October 13: T’s Stuff – REVIEW
October 13: LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
October 14: Laura’s interests – REVIEW
October 14: Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
October 15: Book Babble – REVIEW
October 15: The Power of Words – REVIEW
October 16: Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
October 16: Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews –SPOTLIGHT
NOTE: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review – all opinions expressed are my own.
5 thoughts on “Masking for Trouble by Dianne Vallere – Blog Tour and Giveaway (ENDED)”
This sounds like such a cute mystery! A great way to get in the mood for Halloween.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Yes – it really is! 🙂
Can’t wait to start reading it! Rec’d it late Monday night! Loved the first one in the series!
LikeLiked by 1 person
Then I’m sure you’ll love this one too. Enjoy!
Thanks for reviewing this book. It does sound interesting.
LikeLiked by 1 person