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 the Material Witness mysteries
“Will keep you guessing to the very end.”—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva mysteries
“A strong addition to the cozy mystery genre.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats Mysteries
“Diane Vallere weaves a tapestry of finely knit characters, luxurious fabrics, and…murder.”—Janet Bolin, national bestselling author of the Threadville Mysteries