Monday, July 14, 2014

Deadly Decor by Karen Rose Smith

Why would someone want to kill a painter?  He's good looking and a big flirt, but isn't death just a bit too far?

Kensington Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.  It's the second Caprice De Luca Home Staging series and I enjoyed reading them both.

Caprice has a boyfriend, rescues cocker spaniels, and stages homes for sale presentations.  She changes colors, furniture, and decorations to make the rooms stand out and impress the folks shopping.  Her designs help sell houses, so she keeps busy.  She has a good eye for what will grab people's attention.  Now if she didn't have to use her "eye" for murder, things would be fine.

What I like about this author's books is that she makes her characters human.  They aren't extra beautiful or extra smart or extra lucky.  They are people who get put in uncomfortable positions and try to work their way through to a solution.  Isn't that what most of us do in life?

Trying to find a suspect in Bob's case is hard because he's a womanizer and there are lot of irritated women in his past.  Caprice suspicions one of them might have killed him, but which one?  And why now?

Ms. Smith writes a good mystery and slowly brings the mystery pot to a boil.  Caprice has to be careful or she's going to find herself boiled in the pot.

Have a read, it's a cozy mystery that keeps you reading and wondering when the murderer is going to stand out.

1 comment:

KRS said...

Thank you for your review!