Halloween season and Margo Tamblyn is in charge of her father's
costume shop, Disguise DeLimit. She took over running the
business a mere six months ago after dad Jerry's heart attack
and subsequent desire to travel. The shop is in Proper City,
Nevada, just forty miles from Las Vegas, and if there is one
thing Proper City is known for, its costume parties.
has a big kick-off costume party at the Alexandria Hotel,
which has been vacant for years and therefore spooky. There's
a new owner this year, Haverford Venture Capital, and the
man himself, Paul Haverford, makes it clear that, unless your
business is owned by his firm, you cannot compete in the contest.
This could be a huge blow to Disguise Delimit, and later,
when Margo discovers Haverford's very dead body, it is a cauldron
of trouble when she becomes the main suspect in his murder.
knows she has to clear her own name and unmask the real killer
before she winds up next on the hit list. With a long list
of enemies, this isn't going to be an easy task
there is a deadline to get things resolved and Halloween back
is another fun filled and twisty mystery from author Diane
Vallere. It was interesting to read about all the costume
ideas, and I found the descriptions so intriguing that I'm
considering some of these costumes for future real-life Halloween
read the first book in the series, A Disguise to Die For,
I was familiar with most of the characters and was curious
to learn more about them. I'm happy that this second installment
is as good as the first and is a true cozy with a smart heroine,
snappy dialogue and enough red herrings to keep a dedicated
mystery reader guessing.
will be over by the time you read this review, but make a
note for next year- keep this book handy for costume ideas
and instructions and a few seasonally themed recipes. You'll
be happy you did!