Silence of the Lamps (Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery #5)
by Karen Rose Smith (Goodreads Author)
Mass Market Paperback, 322 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Kensington
Business has never been better for home stager Caprice De Luca, but her personal life could stand a few renovations. Just when she thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife swoops into town and nabs his attention. Uncle Dom is living with her parents and desperately needs a new job. And her sister Nikki's catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possibly get more chaotic when Drew is found bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother's antique Tiffany lamps--and Nikki is the number one suspect. Now, Caprice must act fast to illuminate the truth and clear her sister's name--before a cold-blooded killer puts her lights out next.
Let’s start out saying that this is a great book. The mystery kept me interested and I had quite a ride trying to figure out whodunit. But… this is my least favorite title for a book. If I saw this on a shelf I don’t think I would buy it. And that is sad since this is such a great read. I kept thinking it should be called something like Dueling Caterers, The Stained Glass Murder or The Secret of the Tiffany Lamps. But what do I know. I just read ‘em and don’t write ‘em.
Caprice DeLuca is a home stager whose sister, Nikki’s catering business is being tested by the underhanded Drew. Drew used to be an employee and frankly has a bit of a history of stealing from those who helped him up the ladder of success.
Then when said underhanded ex-employee dies a mysterious death, Nikki is suspect number one. Time for Caprice to dust off her sleuthing skills, much to the dismay of the police who tell her over and over to let them handle it. And that is what Caprice is afraid of. They will handle it and her sister will be in jail for life.
This is a great book. Good mystery. Entertaining characters but I am just not a fan of the title.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.