by Karen Rose Smith (Goodreads Author)
Quiet Kismet, Pennsylvania, may look like any other small town, but as a home stager, Caprice De Luca can see behind closed doors--and it seems someone has designs on murder.
Life is a full house for Caprice these days. She's dating, she's rescuing adorable cocker spaniels, and she's decorating the roomy interiors of Kismet's most well-heeled residents with fun fantasy themes. But she's worried about her pregnant sister. Bella's marriage is coming apart like a bad wallpaper job, and to make matters worse, she's decided to meet up with a former flame Bob Preston, a house painter Caprice frequently employs. When he's found dead in a pool of green paint swirling with blood, it's time for Caprice to stage an investigation. With all eyes trained on Bella's husband, Caprice shifts her attention from finding the perfect curtains to finding the perfect culprit. [close]
by Daryl Wood Gerber (Goodreads Author)
INHERIT THE WORD:
What’s the story? Jenna Hart moved back to Crystal Cove, California, with the intention to relax and help her aunt, Vera, run the local culinary bookshop and café. But it’s hard to follow a simple recipe for relaxation when murder gets thrown in the mix. The Cookbook Nook is set to host the town’s upcoming Grill Fest, a tasty tradition, which pits local amateur chefs against one another. The expression “too many cooks” proves all too true when the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the café. Jenna has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burned.
“Murder, betrayal, and a grilled cheese contest are found between the pages of this wonderfully prepared drama and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the residents of Crystal Cove in this delectably appetizingly series.”
~Dru’s Book Musings
FYI – I, Daryl Wood Gerber, also write under the pen name Avery Aames. I write the Agatha Award-winning, nationally-bestselling CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY series.
by Patricia Driscoll (Goodreads Author)
Between learning the craft of constructing and hand painting-lampshades, readying the shop for the annual Village Stroll and trying to keep an eye on the antics of her eighty-four year old father, Grace sets out to solve the murder by shedding light on the victim's complicated past.Her quest is hampered by the attractive detective assigned to the case who doesn't appear to be seriously pursuing fresh leads, but is keeping close tabs on Grace.
With a town full of likely suspects, a second murder and a series of bitter snowstorms battering Cape Cod, Grace must prove Duane's innocence and restore her reputation, by uncovering the shady and unrepentant killer. [close]
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