A Domestic Bliss Mystery #5
“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
“Caine, a certified interior decorator, adds helpful decorating tips to her well-constructed mystery, making this a stylish, satisfying cozy.” –Publishers Weekly
Once competitors, Erin Gilbert and (the irritatingly good-looking!) Steve Sullivan have now become business partners. Their first project together? A feng shui makeover of a celebrity chef and his famous artist (famous more for her temper than her art!) wife’s home.
But it seems that this home—and the project—generates more than a few bad vibes. When the construction foreman on the job, Erin’s half-brother, dies in a suspicious manner, Erin decides to explore clues that the police have ignored, leaving Steve on his own to fend off the advances of a dangerous beauty all by himself…
Erin finds herself alone in the hunt for her brother’s killer—a killer who may just have designs on her as well!
Despite the homeowner's attempt to harmonize her household through the Chinese art of feng shui, death and a series of near-fatal accidents stalk a job site manned by Erin Gilbert, returning interior designer and incidental sleuth, and her new partner, Steve Sullivan. In the latest installment of Caine's Domestic Bliss mystery series (Death by Inferior Design), artist Shannon Young seeks to remodel her home with the help of Gilbert, Sullivan and a dubious feng shui consultant by the name of Ang Chung. As it turns out, Shannon has a more serious problem than inharmonious design: a predatory neighbor, Pate Hamlin, is after her house and using a series of dirty tricks to get her to sell. When the construction foreman, Erin's half-brother, dies in what might or might not be an accident, an unsatisfactory investigation by local police causes Erin to start following her own leads. It isn't long before a rival designer shows up, trying to steal Steve away from Erin in more ways than professional. Caine, a certified interior decorator, adds helpful decorating tips to her well-constructed mystery, making this a stylish, satisfying cozy.
So much fun
I have enjoyed every book in this series. Quirky and funny with twists and turns.