Book 2 in Karen Rose Smith’s Caprice De Luca cozy mystery series.
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.
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Book 1 in the Caprice De Luca home-stager mystery series
Caprice De Luca 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?
Enjoy solving the mystery with Caprice, cook along with her, see her find homes for the stray animals she protects, be a part of the De Luca family…in STAGED TO DEATH
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Contemporary, “sweet” erotica with lots of emotion
“Emotional depth in Ms. Smith’s writing will have you watching for more from this author.” Inside Romance
Nate McKendrick helps Shara Nolan deliver her baby and an irrevocable bond forms between them. Although Nate is the publisher of a Pennsylvania newspaper, his photojournalist’s background urges him to accept unusual assignments for online blog publishers. The widow of a firefighter, Shara fears Nate will take unnecessary chances as he chases danger. She doesn’t believe he can make a commitment to the stable life she and her child need. Nate teaches Shara how to grab the moment. But will a new assignment tear them apart or teach Nate that he needs more than the chase for danger? Maybe a life with Shara and little Danny is what he’s actually searching for.
Warning: Consummated love scenes
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