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STAGED TO DEATH by Karen Rose Smith
Caprice DeLuca stages houses for high-end clients. When she discovers a body in the castle-mansion she staged to sell and starts asking questions, she finds herself in danger. On the way to solving the murder, Caprice's large Italian family helps and hinders. She also finds romance with Dr. Seth Randolph. But does her brother's partner, attorney Grant Weatherford, care about her, too? Or is he just worried she'll get herself killed and her family will blame him?
Trying to sell your house and getting nowhere? Call Caprice DeLuca professional house stager and wait for the offers to start rolling in! Unless of course your house comes with a dead body. Then you can call Caprice DuLuca amateur sleuth!
I really enjoyed STAGED TO DEATH, the first book in the Caprice DeLuca Mysteries. And I'm thrilled to see a second in the series, DEADLY DECOR is coming out in June!
Ms. Smith has delivered an entertaining mystery with an original lead character. I read a lot of cozy/traditional mysteries and I've never read a protagonist like Caprice. It was fascinating learning about the world of house staging, Of course, murder and mystery are the major focus of the book and they were written expertly. The story moved along at a great pace (which is important to me) and had a satisfying conclusion. And I love Caprice's big heart for animals!
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About the Author
Karen Rose Smith is writing mysteries as well as romances now! Her plots, whether in mystery or romance, are all about relationships.
She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. After expressing feelings in poetry, earning a degree in English and French, completing short stories that became too long to find a market, she turned to her fascination with relationships to writing romances and now mysteries. This award-winning best-selling author (USA Today List, Borders Bestseller List, Amazon Romance Bestseller lists, Barnes and Noble Bestseller list) will see her 84th novel released in 2014. She has published with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington and Meteor/Kismet. Her awards include two Golden Leaf awards in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance, two cataromance.com's awards for Best Special Editions and Romance Review's Today's Best series romance award. Jane Bowers of Romance Reviews Today states: "Karen Rose Smith's storyworlds are complete and realistic and lovely places to visit and revisit. She excels at stories that feature couples brought together by infants and children, and she handles her plots and characters with sublime sensitivity."