Aug 07 2017

Blog Tour & Review: Dressed To Confess by Diane Vallere

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Reviews / 1 Comment

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.


About the Author

After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. CEMENT STILETTOS, #7 in her Samantha Kidd Mystery Series, came out June 2017. Diane is the  president of Sisters in Crime. She also writes the Madison Night, and Lefty Award-nominated Costume Shop and Material Witness mystery series. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.


Review of Dressed To Confess

Review (4.5 Stars):  This is my absolute favorite mystery series right now and I can’t get enough of Margo and her costume shop, Disguise DeLimit.  In the installment, Margo has been working with others in the community to put on the annual Sagebrush Festival which is spotlighting board games as well as helping the headliner, Domino Divas, with their costumes for the event.  When the main dancer, Ronnie Cass, is found dead in her trailer when she didn’t show up for their performance,  Margo is once again mixed up in another murder mystery.  This time, her dad’s friend has become the prime suspect in Ronnie’s murder and Margo must find another killer before he goes to jail for a crime he didn’t commit.

This is the third installment in the Costume Shop mysteries and I’m in love with this series.  Margo is a great heroine because she is smart, opinionated and always finds herself in the middle of trouble.  I love Ms. Vallere’s writing style and Dressed To Confess is a great read with quirky characters and a fun story line. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see what trouble Margo and her friend, Ebony, find themselves in next.


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