A Domestic Bliss Mystery #3
“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 delivers another top-notch Domestic Bliss whodunit…nifty decorating tips complete the package.” –Publishers Weekly
“The zany personalities and the interaction between them is the novel’s most appealing aspect…the author seldom wavers from a gripping, pulsing narrative.” –Daily Camera, Boulder
“Leslie Caine once again concocts an interior decorating themed mystery that is sure to please her fans. With numerous design tips brilliantly painted through the canvas, Caine’s storyline is smooth as silk as she expertly designs the perfect murder. The sexual tension between Erin and Sullivan keeps the reader turning the pages. Manor of Death is a designer’s dream!” –Fresh Fiction
In Crestview, Colorado, homeowners are getting their houses in picture-perfect shape for the upcoming Historic Home Tour. Interior designer, Erin Gilbert is hired to renovate Francine Findley’s magnificent Victorian mansion. But from the very beginning of her job, things are totally out of control. A ghost sighting (Erin certain does not believe those rumors about the Victorian being haunted…) leads to the discovery of a hidden dead space in the attic…and the scandalous death of a beautiful young woman!
Teamed with her intolerably self-assured competitor, Steve Sullivan, Erin finds herself up against the neighbors, an imaginative teen, a woman communing—supposedly—with the dead, and one very anxious client.
When a second person dies, Erin suspects foul play. If she can’t uncover the killer, she might just be next!!
Caine delivers another top-notch Domestic Bliss whodunit, her third after False Premises and Death by Inferior Design. Everyone in Maple Hills, Colo., has something to hide, and that "something" has to do with the decades-old death of Abby, the young girl who is rumored to haunt the Victorian mansion next door to interior designer Erin Gilbert. When Erin witnesses a ghostly apparition frolicking on the mansion's widow's walk one night, she chalks it up to a publicity stunt for the town's annual historic homes tour, in which she has an active part. She's taken the job of renovating the mansion, which means tearing out walls as well as uncovering hidden rooms, bizarre clues and cryptic messages behind old wallpaper. After another young girl dies in the same way Abby was killed, Erin joins forces with hunky Steve Sullivan, a fellow interior designer, to investigate. Suspects abound, and most of them are longtime neighborhood residents. Can Erin unravel the truth before she becomes the next victim? Nifty decorating tips complete the package.