No sooner does former magician’s assistant Margo Tamblyn return home to Proper City, Nevada, to run Disguise DeLimit, the family-owned costume shop, than she gets her first big order. Wealthy nuisance Blitz Manners needs forty costumes for a detective-themed birthday bash. As for Blitz himself, his Sherlock Holmes is to-die-for—literally—when, in the middle of the festivities, Margo’s friend and party planner Ebony Welles is caught brandishing a bloody carving knife over a very dead Blitz.
For Margo, clearing Ebony’s name is anything but elementary, especially after Ebony flees town. Now Margo is left to play real-life detective in a town full of masked motives, cloaked secrets, and veiled vendettas. But as she soon learns, even a killer disguise can't hide a murderer in plain sight for long.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
I grew up reading both Trixie Belden mysteries and Vogue magazine and learned how to spot a counterfeiting ring and accessorize a wardrobe. Now I use that knowledge to dream up plots for the Style & Error Mystery Series, the Mad for Mod Mystery Series, and the Material Witness Cozy Series. I still love accessories, only now some of them are accessories to murder.
I adored this cozy mystery and I am SO excited that it is part of a series. It was a delight because there were so many suspects (also in costumes) so I was constantly wondering who-done-it! It was well plotted, had great characters and was a hoot to try to figure it all out! I am looking forward to the next in the series and recommend the book to lovers of cozy mysteries. 4.5 stars