Sunday, October 30, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Masking For Trouble by Diane Vallere

Title: Masking For Trouble
 Series: Book 2 A Costume Shop Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 4 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Book Review

 Trick or Treat......

 During the holiday season at the most important time of the year, no not Christmas but Halloween Proper City, Nevada pulls out all the stops with town-wide festivities. It is also the busiest time for new owner of Disguise DeLImit Costume shop, Margo Tamblyn to be taken away from her work.

 While she is busy taking care of her customers and making costumes for the annual Halloween Party held at the Alexandria Hotel, unknowingly to her she has been legally duped out of the festivities on part to an oversight on her and her staff's behalf. While trying to rectify this situation before her father becomes aware she may have ruined the family ran business, she will come up against some of the hardest decisions she has ever had to make.

 However, Margo intends to make good with her customers and even though she isn't fully aware she has been ostracized from the event she goes anyway. By the end of the night she will have regretted that decision when she is found standing next to a dead body. The man murdered none other than Paul Haverford, a developer that has targeted Proper City to evolve from its quaintness to a mini Las Vegas. With some of the city council and businesses on board this new path for the city has made a rift in between fellow citizens and business owners.

 When Margo feels she has become the sole suspect for this crime, being investigated by her secret suitor's ex-girlfriend she sets her sights on revealing the truth and proving her innocence. Along the way she must battle the affections of two men, come to terms with her father moving on from his life professionally and romantically from her mother, and juggling the ever revolving suspects that come into her preview while running the store during the busiest week of the year might do her in.

 But with the help of her friend Bobbie, her therapist Willow and her cat Soot she will find her way. Although her way will be into the hands of the killer himself.

The story was thoroughly enjoyable, Margo keeps the story constantly going with her stubbornness not to back down. Which I admire in a lead character. It was a fun read, did it in one day. I chose it because the story represents and celebrates my favorite holiday. Margo is quite an eccentric character as well but although she doubts herself she also knows herself. She is also supported by a group of strong characters, some that stand out are Ebony, Tak, Francine and Kirby her sidekick, I mean employee.

 Happy Halloween!!!

 FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.

 Giveaway

 Comment with your email below to win a copy of Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere in the comments.

 If you do not leave your email here on the blog or email acozygirlreads@gmail.com you will be disqualified from winning. If you don't want to leave your email here or not able to enter on this blog.

 Please send an email to acozygirlreads@gmail.com and enter Masking For Trouble giveaway in the subject line.

 Giveaway is open to US Residents only

 The giveaway closes Oct 30 12:00 AM EST Entries will not be counted after 12:00 Am EST October 30 12:00 AM.

 The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

45 comments:

  1. It looks great, I hope to get a chance to read it
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  2. Love the sound of this thanks
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  3. donna [dot] durnell [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

    Sounds a bit complicated, but I like stories that are not so cut and dried. And the bit about the father moving on from his life with her mother -- well that's life

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  4. Thanks for the chance. musiqmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Would love to read! Parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I totally enjoyed the first book in the series and would love to add this one to start collecting them in order.

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  7. Would love to read this! It looks good. Thank you for a lovely post. And the chance to get a copy.
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  8. I have not read any books in this series yet, but it sounds wonderful! Thanks for the great review and giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  9. I loved the first of this series, the characters were great. Thanks for the chance to win, loved your review.
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  10. Great series. Would love to read "Masking for Trouble". Thanks for the chance.
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  11. Great series...fun!
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  12. I am looking forward to this series
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  13. This series looks great!
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  15. Thanks for the chance to win. Sounds
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  16. I would love to read this! It sounds really good! Thank you!
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  17. Sounds like a good read

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  18. This sounds like a really great book. Thanks for the write up and review!!

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Masking For Trouble. Sounds like a great story.
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  20. Looks like a great read for this time of year! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  21. The story sounds great and I love the cover design!
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  22. I want to read this one! jmcgrath221@hotmail.com

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  23. Love the cute cover and look forward to reading
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  24. This sounds like a wonderful book!

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  25. Looks like the best cozy of the season!
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  28. Sounds really fun to read! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  29. Masking For Trouble sounds like a great read. Thank you for this chance.
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  30. Sounds like a great read! mommatoodle (at)msn (dot)com

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  31. I have not read this series yet. It sounds great and I love the cover of this book.
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  32. Have not read any from this author. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  33. A costume shop setting should allow for many wonderful stories.
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  34. Sounds like a fun series. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  35. A delightful giveaway which I would enjoy. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. This series interests me very much. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. This book looks awesome! Thank you for a chance to win Slpathkp19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Everything by Diane is great - laugh out loud funny. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  41. Thanks for a great review & the chance to start reading this series. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  42. Thanks for review and GIVEAWAY!!!!!
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  43. What a great cozy for Halloween reading! cwsullivan53@gmail.com

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  44. For some strange reason unknown to me, St. Patricks Day is the big holiday in our little town.
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