Drape Expectations (A Caprice Deluca Mystery)
Series: A Caprice Deluca Mystery (Book 4)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00P53E0G2
Caprice De Luca’s former client and now friend Ace Richland–an 80’s rock star–asks her for a favor. Can she quickly stage his girlfriend’s house to sell? Widow Alanna Goodwin, a transplanted Southern beauty, will be moving in with him! Immediately Caprice realizes Alanna’s southern charm can be turned on and off at will. Caprice agrees to stage Alanna’s Kismet antebellum-styled mansion for Ace’s sake. But she soon learns Alanna doesn’t have a genuine love for her cat Mirabelle and also uncovers a plot her new client is hatching to sabotage Ace’s comeback. However, before she can tell Ace, Alanna is murdered and Ace is the prime suspect.
As Caprice investigates, she learns Alanna had more secrets than pie safes. With her Cocker Spaniel Lady by her side, she tracks down clues and adopts Alanna’s cat. In the midst of some of her own family upheaval–her uncle has moved in with her parents–she finds herself with a dilemma. Grant Weatherford, her brother’s law partner, advises Ace and reveals more of his past to her. Seth Randolph, the doctor she dates, wants her to meet his family. She must choose between them.
Danger stalks Caprice. Will her refresher self-defense course save her life? Only if she keeps her wits about her and Lady by her side.
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 March 2016
About This 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.
My review: Drape Expectations by Karen Rose Smith
A Caprice Deluca Mystery (Book 4)
Caprice Deluca is back in her 4 story. The whole Deluca family is back plus other familiar characters and some new ones too. This time Ace finds the body and asks Caprice for her help.
The mystery keeps you guessing to the end. I love the characters and how they keep coming back and showing us what they are up too now. It is more than just a mystery, it's family, friends and neighbors.
Caprice Deluca is a high end house stager. She likes two guys really. Grant her brother's law partner that she had a crush on years ago. They have never dated. Seth the emergency Doctor who has moved for training.
Caprice is always rescuing animals and finding them homes. The animals are a big part of everyone lives.
Ace Richland a former rock star asks Caprice to fit his girl friend house in her busy schedule.
Alanna Goodwin a southern rich widow. Caprice agrees to work with her. Alanna has a cat
Mirabelle that she doesn't treat as well as Caprice she should. When she goes back to Alanna to give her apologies she over hears Alanna talking with a member of Ace's band and is working against him making a comeback. Before she tells Ace about Alanna someone killed Alanna.
Caprice starts asking about Alanna. She also takes care of her cat till who ever inherits decide if they want her.
This book is one you don't want to put down. So much going on with Caprice's family and friends beside the mystery. It is a clean read too.
I was given this ebook by Net Galley and Kensington publishing to read. In return I agreed to give honest review and be part of its book tour.
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