Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere

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Masking for Trouble
by Diane Vallere

I was surprised by the reveal of the murderer. Great book for the Halloween season and for cozy mystery fans.

This book is so great and reminds me of a good Jessica Fletcher type novel if Jessica was younger and more feisty in her searching. …If you love Halloween and cozy mysteries you will definitely love this one and the ending will definitely keep you guessing!
~Community Bookstop

The book has depth and the plot is solid. The dialogue between the characters is fluid and the story is fast paced.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

What a perfect book to read for this month…I think it is a good mystery when the identity of the real killer is kept until the end and that is what this author has done.
~A. Holland Reads

I love how Diane Vallere writes, there is wit, humor and a great thrill in each book. I felt that reading Masking for Trouble, was like revisiting an old friend and helping her keep the town in one piece.
~Bibliophile Reviews

Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere is a fast-paced, quirky mystery that will have you turning pages quicker than Margo Tamblyn changes costumes.
~Brooke Blogs

The reveal was suspenseful and kept me reading a bit past my bedtime! It definitely got me in the Halloween spirit!
~I Wish I Lived In a Library

Masking for Trouble is a fun, quick read that I didn’t want to put down…
~Jane Reads

The mystery itself threw me for a loop and my jaw dropped when the killer was revealed. Totally did not see that one coming. I don’t even think I had a clue as to who to even suspect.
~Storeybook Reviews

Theatre buff that I am, a cozy set in a costume shop, and at Halloween time, is going to interest me from the start. Diane Vallere has done just that in Masking for Trouble.
~Back Porchvervations

This was a unique story, and a perfect read for this time of year.
~The Book’s the Thing

Masking for Trouble is a perfect read for this time a year.
~The Broke Book Bank

There is no masking how super this book is, or that author Diane Vallere knows how to write a great mystery!
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

It is a fun book that keeps you guessing both the mystery, as well as what crazy costume Margo will come up with next. If you are looking for something to put you in the Halloween spirit (and maybe help you think up ideas for your costume or upcoming Halloween Party), this book is sure to entertain, while getting your creative juices flowing.
~Grace, Gratitude, Life

This is a lively mystery, and it moves at a brisk pace thanks to well developed characters and quick dialogue. The whodunit aspect of the mystery kept me guessing!
~View from the Birdhouse

It has a good mystery as I was really hopping around on who I thought might have done it. I did kind of have my suspicions on who it was but had to wait and see if I was right. ?
~Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

This was a nice addition!…look forward to reading more from this author.
~Reading Authors

In the second book of the series you are swept away to a fun adventure with Halloween right around the corner. Masking for Trouble will keep you on your toes with this fast-paced read and witty characters you won’t want to stop reading…
~Shelley’s Book Case

I totally enjoyed this book and was left guessing until the end over who the killer was.
~T’s Stuff

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.

This was another great read from Diane and was full of charming, quirky characters.
~Melina’s Book Blog

I enjoyed the spookiness and the strong characters and all the tips I got about pulling together a wonderful haunted celebration of my own!
~Laura’s Interests

I love all the costume descriptions in this series (Margo dresses in costume on a daily basis, plus we get to read about some of the more creative costumes available from the shop), and the vivid descriptions of the parties in this book.
~Book Babble

Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere is a great cozy mystery and I enjoyed it very much. Characters are likable and interesting, making me want to come back to them.
~The power of words . . .

Diane Vallere continues her Costume Shop Mystery series with a super Halloween entry. What a perfect backdrop for this series. The writing is crisp, the plot complex with multiple motives and interesting characters.
~Cozy Up With Kathy


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…

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 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 .

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