book cover of The Masque of the Red Dress

The Masque of the Red Dress

(2017)
(Book 11 in the Crime of Fashion series)
A novel by

 
 
Behind the Mask of Murder

Who wants a beautiful crimson gown with a bad reputation? Everybody!


Seeking inspiration for her Crimes of Fashion column, Lacey Smithsonian attends the D.C. theatre world's annual garage sale, but things at the prop-and-costume bazaar don't go quite according to script. All because of the tantalizing, ruffled, ruby-red frock from a Russian emigre theatre. It was famously worn in a production of The Masque of the Red Death by the actress who played Death--and who died on closing night.

Under the crimson costume's spell, Lacey's fellow reporter LaToya Crawford practically comes to blows with another woman. But LaToya suffers a bad case of buyer's remorse and shoves it into Lacey's hands for safekeeping. Can Lacey with her ExtraFashionary Perception divine whether the dress is safe to wear?

Safe? This gown is not safe to even hang in the closet, much less to wear. Assaults, burglary and murder follow it wherever it goes.This is one garnet-hued garment with secrets and someone wants it enough to kill for it. Lacey's conspiracy-crazed friend Brooke Barton is convinced that Russian spies must be afoot. The theatre is a world of illusion, and spycraft and stagecraft have much in common. Shadows and deceptions lead Lacey and the red dress into a macabre dance with an assassin - and a masquerade with death.

Genre: Mystery

Similar books by other authors

thumb
Cookies and Clairvoyance
(Magical Bakery Mystery, book 8)
Bailey Cates
thumb
Silent Night, Deadly Night
(Year Round Christmas Mystery, book 4)
Vicki Delany
thumb
A Call to Charms
(Forever Charmed Mystery, book 1)
Denise Swanson
thumb
Fated for Felony
(Psychic Eye Mystery, book 16)
Victoria Laurie

Used availability for Ellen Byerrum's The Masque of the Red Dress

Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Masque of the Red Dress (The Crime of Fashion Mysteries) (Volume 11)
Author(s): Ellen Byerrum
ISBN: 0-9979535-9-4 / 978-0-9979535-9-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lethal Black Dress Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Masque of the Red Dress: A Crime of Fashion Mystery (The Crime of Fashion Mysteries Book 11)
Author(s): Ellen Byerrum
Publisher: Lethal Black Dress Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU