Caprice De Luca is a sleuth with personality! She's a home-stager and likes to use unique themes for the houses she stages so they sell faster and tempt house hunters from all over to her open houses. But Caprice herself, at thirty-two is a retro girl. With her hair style from the 70's, her vintage clothes from the 50's and 60's, and her gravitation toward unique pieces, her home reflects her likes and personality. My cover for DEADLY DECOR--June 2014, the second book in the Caprice De Luca home-stager mystery series says it all.
It's like a treasure map that will tell you important details about Caprice and the book. The colors are so 60's, Caprice's favorite decade. In her 50's Pennsylvania Cape Cod house, you'll find retro appliances in her kitchen, colorful turquoise, yellow and lime green mugs and a purple can opener. If you look closely, you'll see a symbolic can of green paint--a painter she contracts with is murdered. Most of all you'll see the coker spaniels that play a large part in this book. Her cat Sophia--named after her Nana's favorite actress, Sophia Loren--sits atop the refrigerator, watching over all.
This cover reveals Caprice's personality, her vocation for caring for stray animals and her desire to surround herself and her clients with a mood that suits their own lifestyle.
Oh, and did I mention this series includes recipes? Caprice comes from a large Italian family and likes to cook. Her sister Nikki is a caterer who helps with Caprice's unique and extravagant open houses. Her Nana and Mom are down-home cooks.
You can read an excerpt from DEADLY DECOR on my mystery website. Karen's Mystery Website Stay tuned for more blogs about decorating, cooking, dogs and cats and everything that makes this series unique.
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