A Domestic Bliss Mystery #1
“Sparkles with charm, design lore, and a sleuth with a great mantra. Cozy fans will embrace the Domestic Bliss series.” —Carolyn Hart, Edgar Award-winning author of Letters from Home
“TREND: For killer decorating tips, pick up Death by Inferior Design…advice is woven into this whodunit featuring rival designers as sleuths.” –House and Garden Magazine
“This story is delightful in every way…entertaining, humorous, serious, and totally engrossing from the first page to the last. And sprinkled throughout are tasty decorating tips.” –Midwest Book Review
“Her latest decorating job will make you feel like you’ve stumbled across the deadly side of HGTV.” —Jerrilyn Farmer, #1 Los Angeles Times bestselling author of the Madeline Bean mysteries
Interior decorator, Erin Gilbert heads to picturesque Crestview, Colorado for a friendly (if sharks are friendly) competition: She’ll design a room in one home; and the impossibly handsome Steve Sullivan—her main rival—will do a room in another. The prize? A big feature in Denver Magazine, showcasing their interior design business.
Who could have dreamed the uproar to ensue in a neighborhood full of eccentric homeowners, jealously hidden secrets and a few marriages in need of total makeovers. Trapped together in the midst of chaos, could the charming Steve turn out to be a…friend?
But between her custom, cushy pillows and dramatic drapery, Erin uncovers a very undecorative dead body, too many suspects, and a killer who seems to have designs…on her!
“What a delight! A mystery within a mystery, a winning heroine, a yummy love interest, some laugh-out-loud funny lines…and as if that weren’t enough, some terrifically useful decorating tips.” – Cynthia Baxter, author of Dead Canaries Don’t Sing
<.i>“Leslie Caine deftly merges hate-fueled homicide with household hints in her ‘how-to/whodunit’ mystery.” – Mary Daheim
“[An] appealing heroine and warm, genuinely winning voice.” – Publishers Weekly
“An elegant and witty mystery that satisfies in every way. A sure-fire winner!”—Tamar Myers, author of Statue of Limitations
“A promising debut….Caine writes with a passion that reveals a vision and a sense of style that should attract readers the way HGTV attracts viewers.” – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
“Caine puts her experience as a certified interior decorator to good use in her debut….If only all professionals had her discerning eye and sense of humor, there’d be fewer crimes against fashion and fiction.” – Peninsula (CA) Press