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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Silence of the Lamps

 


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SILENCE OF THE LAMPSSilence of the Lamps (A Caprice De Luca Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Kensington (April 26, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1617737725
E-Book ASIN: B0138NHG52
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Synopsis

Caprice’s house staging is disrupted by Drew Pierson, a caterer who opened Portable Edibles, a business in direct competition with her sister Nikki’s Catered Capers. Nikki turned down Drew as a possible partner and he seems determined to undermine and bury her. However his successful launch of a deal for his blackberry barbecue sauce must have stirred up his enemies. When Nikki visits the house where Drew lives with his grandmother to resolve differences, she and Caprice find him dead–murdered with the base of a valuable Tiffany lamp.
Caprice discovers clues about Drew’s sly business dealings–from stealing recipes from another chef, to friends who hold grudges, to a sister who will now inherit half of her grandmother’s estate since Drew is dead. In the midst of her own romantic relationship upheaval, helping her uncle set up his pet sitting-business, assisting a friend care for a pregnant stray cat, Caprice follows the suspect trail, inadvertently putting herself in danger once more.
STAGED TO DEATH, Book 1
DEADLY DECOR, Book 2
GILT BY ASSOCIATION, Book 3 February 2015
DRAPE EXPECTATIONS, Book 4 August 2015
SILENCE OF THE LAMPS, Book 5 May 2016
SHADES OF WRATH, Book 6 December 2016


What I Thought:

Another great read from Karen Rose Smith.  Caprice is such a great character and I love that she is such an animal lover.  In this story, her sister is accused of murder and she has to try to prove her innocent.  On top of that, her boyfriend's ex-wife is talking to him again.  Caprice is also pet-sitting a pregnant stray cat.  This is just one entertaining read.  I was left guessing who the real killer was, which is what I really like in a cozy.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.





Karen
 
 

About The Author –

Award winning and best-selling author, Karen Rose Smith’s plots are all about emotion. She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books–Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. Residing in Pennsylvania with her husband and four rescued cats, she welcomes interaction with readers on social media.
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2 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read "The Silence of the Lamps". Anxious to see what Caprice is up to.

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