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Dressed to Confess

Book 3, A Costume Shop Mystery

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Costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn faces a deadly conspiracy when a small-town festival turns into big-time trouble.

It’s no secret around Proper City, Nevada, that the Sagebrush Festival, the town’s annual family-friendly event, is the place to be. This year’s theme of board games has everything from Conspiracy to Clue. Margo Tamblyn’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, has been tasked with providing costumes for the festival headliner, the Domino Divas. But on the night of the performance, one fallen Domino threatens to bring down the whole show when head dancer Ronnie Cass is found in her dressing room, unmasked, unprepared, and very, very dead.
As the police investigate, Margo learns that Don Digby, her father's best friend, is the prime suspect, tied to the victim by an unsolved robbery connected to Proper City’s past. As conspiracies abound and theories are debunked, Margo seeks to unmask the real killer before her dad's buddy winds up in a costume made with prison stripes.


Customer Reviews

Diane Vallere's Dressed to Confess

Soot, the cat is the confidant of Margo Tamblyn.
Margo is the co-owner of Disguise DeLimit costume
shop with her father. She lives above the shop in
Proper City, Nevada.
It is Proper City's Sagebrush Festival time. Margo
is helping both Ebony, the festival Manager and
Bobbie, who is her best friend, running a booth
both selling and giving away Teddy Bears.
Margo has made costumes for the big attraction
of the Festival....the Domino Divas. This dance
group broke up 50 some years ago because of then
scandal now all in their sixties they are reuniting
for the Festival.
That is until Margo finds one of the Divas dead in the
Diva's trailer.
Murder, an robbery 50 years ago, dark secrets, affairs,
an unexpected relative, a Festival with a Game board
theme with costumes, a food, teddy bears, dancing ,
A birthday bash and danger in disguise make this is
good read.
The characters are well defined, very realistic and very
interesting. The tension was thick with plenty of suspense
mixed with great chills, thrills with unexpected twists and
It was a page turner.
This is book # 3 in the Costume Shop Mystery series. It
can be read as a stand alone. This is first book I read in
the series and will be reading the rest.
A highly recommended humorous cozy read!!!
I volunteered to read Dressed to Confess. Thanks to the
author via Net Gallery for the opportunity. My opinion
is my own.

Fun Book

DRESSED TO CONFESS is a fun book. The characters are memorable, the mystery kept me guessing, and Vallere writes with a humor that had me entertained from beginning to end. I also found the small-town Nevada setting and emphasis on costumes to be charming and unique. This story is sure to appeal to most cozy mystery fans.

Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.

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Dressed to Confess
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Cozy
  • Published: Aug 01, 2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, A Costume Shop Mystery
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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