Monday, January 5, 2015

Gilt by Association (Caprice De Luca Mystery #3) by Karen Rose Smith

Caprice has a new puppy, a cat, a not-quite-for-sure boyfriend, and a home staging business.  That's where you spruce up or spice up a home and hold an open house to entice someone to buy it.  She does the redecorating and provides the special furnishings.  She doesn't need anything else to do, she's busy enough.

Kensington Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It's the third in the series and will be published January 27th.

When she goes to the house on the day of the open house, she expected Louise to be already at her friend's house.  When she can't find her inside, she checks the greenhouse.  She's shocked to find Louise shot to death in the greenhouse!  What she does know now is what not to do.  She checks to make sure she's dead and then she backs out and waits for the police.  She's not going to contaminate this murder scene.  The cops tell her to stay out of it and go about her business.

She's planning on doing just that when her mother asks her to see what she can find out.  Louise was her mother's friend, what can she say?

This is a cozy mystery with recipes, dog training tips, and secrets from Louise's past.  It's a pleasant read although I want to shake Caprice and say pick a guy to date and get over it!  Wiffle-waffling bothers me.  It does make a good story though.

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