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Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallere

Dressed to Confess is the first book that I have read in Vallere's costume shop series, but it definitely won't be the last. Despite being book three in the series, I was able to jump right into the thick of things making this an excellent stand alone read for a newbie like myself or another great adventure for a previous reader. Margo is helping out with costumes for Proper City's Sagebrush Festival and ends up finding the body of a member of the Festival's headlining act. When her dad's best friend becomes the prime suspect, Margo decides to find out what happened herself.
 
Being a fan of Vallere's Style and Error series, I found that I loved the secondary characters in this series as well. With Margo's dad, Don, Bobbie, Tak, Ebony, and others, the secondary characters in this book really added to the reading experience. I loved how each character brought out a different side of Margo who is really well developed in the book. Margo is at a cross roads with her relationship with Tak, and this book's mystery and events makes it so that Margo has to face this challenge head on. Also with Don being a suspect, the case hits close to home making its Margo's mission to saved a loved one from being accused of a crime they didn't commit. I also love how Vallere adds in some humor, and of course who knew costumes could be this much fun. The book's mystery was full of enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.
 
Overall Dressed to Confess proved to be a great read that I would most definitely recommend. I have already added the first book to my to be read pile because I can't wait to check out another adventure with Margo and company.
 
Received a copy of Dressed to Confess from the author in exchange for my honest review.