This is release day for my third Caprice De Luca Home Staging Cozy Mystery--GILT BY ASSOCIATION. Caprice has hearts and flowers as well as Valentine's Day on her mind in her professional house staging life as well as her romantic one.
Caprice De Luca's latest house staging is all about hearts, flowers lace and chintz since Valentine's Day is around the corner. She never expects her client to be murdered in the greenhouse and day of the open house.
With her six-month old cocker spaniel pup Lady by her side and her own love life in disarray, Caprice ferrets out clues from the victim's best friend, Caprice's mother, the housekeeper and a special male friend who insists his relationship with the victim was platonic. However, as Caprice digs deeper, she finds the victim's past is filled with secrets that she kept from her husband for thirty years.
The past isn't merely history. The present isn't always what it seems. When hearts are involved, passion and even murder aren't far behind.
I had so much fun developing this plot with its murder mystery puzzle and its touches of romance. Since Caprice rescues a stray animal in every book, GILT BY ASSOCIATION is no exception. Read about the gray tabby kitten who Caprice finds and dubs Valentine. She is based on my own gray tabby--London.
I hope you enjoy all my Caprice De Luca mysteries!
Book 3, GILT BY ASSOCIATION
Book 1, STAGED TO DEATH (Kindle version),
is now $2.99
Book 2, DEADLY DECOR (Kindle version),
is on sale for $1.99.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 87th novel will be released in 2015.
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
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