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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

Diane Vallere

Diane Vallere is a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She writes the Samantha Kidd, Madison Night, Material Witness, and Costume Shop Cozy Mysteries. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

The Costume Shop mysteries feature A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduced 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!) . Additional books are MASKING FOR TROUBLE, and DRESSED TO CONFESS (Aug 2017) . This series was nominated for the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery.

The award-winning Samantha Kidd Mystery Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY; BUYER, BEWARE; THE BRIM REAPER; SOME LIKE IT HAUTE; GRAND THEFT RETRO; PEARLS GONE WILD; and CEMENT STILETTOS. A short story, "Just Kidding," tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor.

The Madison Night Mysteries feature a modern day interior decorator who specializes in mid-century design (studying Doris Day movies to get the look right) . Books are PILLOW STALK, THAT TOUCH OF INK, WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL, and THE DECORATOR WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. A prequel novella, "Midnight Ice," can be found in OTHER PEOPLE'S BAGGAGE.

The Material Witness mysteries feature Polyester Monroe, who inherits the fabric shop where she was born. Books include SUEDE TO REST, CRUSHED VELVET, and SILK STALKINGS. This series holds two Lefty nominations for Best Humorous Mystery.

Diane loves to connect with readers! Sign up for The Weekly DiVa and become part of the inner circle, or catch her on social media or email. Telepathy works, too. Sometimes.



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