domenica 1 maggio 2016

Review & Giveaway: Silence of the Lamps by Karen Rose Smith


Silence of the Lamps
by Karen Rose Smith



Silence of the Lamps (A Caprice De Luca Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Kensington (April 26, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1617737725
E-Book ASIN: B0138NHG52
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Synopsis

Caprice’s house staging is disrupted by Drew Pierson, a caterer who opened Portable Edibles, a business in direct competition with her sister Nikki’s Catered Capers. Nikki turned down Drew as a possible partner and he seems determined to undermine and bury her. However his successful launch of a deal for his blackberry barbecue sauce must have stirred up his enemies. When Nikki visits the house where Drew lives with his grandmother to resolve differences, she and Caprice find him dead–murdered with the base of a valuable Tiffany lamp.
Caprice discovers clues about Drew’s sly business dealings–from stealing recipes from another chef, to friends who hold grudges, to a sister who will now inherit half of her grandmother’s estate since Drew is dead. In the midst of her own romantic relationship upheaval, helping her uncle set up his pet sitting-business, assisting a friend care for a pregnant stray cat, Caprice follows the suspect trail, inadvertently putting herself in danger once more.
STAGED TO DEATH, Book 1
DEADLY DECOR, Book 2
GILT BY ASSOCIATION, Book 3 February 2015
DRAPE EXPECTATIONS, Book 4 August 2015
SILENCE OF THE LAMPS, Book 5 May 2016
SHADES OF WRATH, Book 6 December 2016

My Review

This cozy mystery catches you and keeps you glued to the pages right from the beginning.
Nikki, Caprice's sister, and Drew Pierson are archenemy, are both in the catering food and try to destroy each other. Drew hates Nikki to have  fired him and she also rejected his love proposal. Drew is killed beaten with his expensive Tiffany lamp. Obviously Caprice and Nikki find him dead. Caprice can't help but investigate to protect her sister. There are many possible culprits.
Caprice is a great character and I love her. She's smart and brave, elegant and sophisticated home stager with a great taste in music (I love Beatles too). I love her vintage style of dress, her outfits are always a pleasant surprise.
Although it is the fifth book in the series can be read as a standalone, I can't wait to read Caprice's new adventure.
 It was addictive and a total page turner, the storyline was well-developed, unpredictable, difficult to find the culprit before the end. The story was well written, the characters were warm and lovablel, and the dialogue was well constructed.
If you are looking for a great humorous mystery that will keep you guessing until the end who the murderer is then you need to read this book.



About The Author –

Award winning and best-selling author, Karen Rose Smith’s plots are all about emotion. She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books–Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. Residing in Pennsylvania with her husband and four rescued cats, she welcomes interaction with readers on social media.
Author Links:
Webpage:  http://karenrosesmithmysteries.com/
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