Sunday, October 2, 2016

Giveaway!!! Great Escapes Blog Tour: Masking for Trouble (Costume Shop Mystery #2) by Diane Vallere

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2635 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425278298
  • Publisher: Berkley (Oct. 4 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English

Tour Participants

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

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Book Description

 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..

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 LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE 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 .

Author Links


Purchase Links

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My Review

 Masking for Trouble is the second book in the Costume Shop Mystery series by Diane Vallere. This is the first book of author Diane Vallere's that I have read.

Masking for Trouble is set in a costume shop in a small town in Nevada. It is near Las Vegas so I am picturing Pahrump, Nevada. The story is set in the Halloween season which is a great time of the year for a book about a costume shop. The book is released in October therefore it is a great way to get in the spirit of the Halloween season.

Masking For Trouble is filled with interesting characters like Margo, the main character, who dresses in costume every day. Yes every day. Margo is sort of seeing a fellow named Tak whose parents own the local Japanese restaurant. But he doesn't want anyone to know about their relationship. I didn't like that part. Should she kick him to the curb? And what about this new guy Coop?

It is a good, well-written and clean cozy mystery. I was surprised by the reveal of the murderer.  Great book for the Halloween season and for cozy mystery fans.


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