“A Disguise to Die For” is the first book in a new series by the national bestselling and Lefty Nominated author, Diane Vallere. Diane, after a career in the fashion industry, writes stories about fashion.
This series features Margo Tambly, a magician’s assistant who has returned home to Proper City, Nevada to run the family’s costume shop cleverly named, Disguise Delimit.
She immediately gets a huge order for 40 costumes for a mystery themed birthday party. Blitz Manners known for his outrageous parties believes since he is paying a hefty price, he can demand a preposterous schedule such as forty costumes the next day. Margo’s friend and surrogate mother, Ebony Welles will do the party planning.
During the party Blitz is found dead and Ebony is found brandishing a carving knife over him. When Ebony flees the scene, it is up to Margo to figure out who killed Blitz to clear her friend.
This is a delightful closed room style cozy mystery which is complicated by the characters all being dressed in the costumes of mystery characters. The appendix includes recipes and costume ideas.
Five stars out of five.
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