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Á Read ✓ Silence of the Lamps (Caprice De Luca Mystery, #5) by Karen Rose Smith ☆ Though Caprice De Luca never intends to become entangled in a local murder, there always seems to be a good reason for her involvement In the fifth book where her concern for others once again puts her in the middle of a police investigation, the amateur sleuth will not quit seeking answers until her sister is no long a suspect in the killing of a man whose list of enemies just keeps growing Karen Rose Smith scatters crafty clues throughout the story to keep guesses about the murderer s identity ever changing SILENCE OF THE LAMPS is a cozy mystery filled with compelling situations and engaging characters.
Often when a house that home stager Caprice De Luca has decorated is being shown to potential buyers, her sister, Nikki, does the catering The food is always tasty, and even goes along with the overall theme of the residence During one showing, another caterer Karen Rose Smith brings us the fifth installment in the Caprice De Luca Mysteries My opinion is even though this book is part of a series the story itself is a stand alone, but with that being said I encourage you to read the other books to get a full appreciation of the series Caprice was a interior decorator, but with the downswing in the economy she reinvented her business into staging homes for homeowners and sellers to help for a quick sale As her skills caught on her business has blossomed She has had help in from a lot of people, but mostly from her sister, Nicki Another dead body has shown up and Caprice must solve this murder before Nicki is arrested for murder.
Caprice is still rescuing pets, I love this about her Her uncle has f SILENCE OF THE LAMPS is sure to light up your reading life Author Karen Rose Smith s Caprice De Luca Home Staging mysteries have been a very welcome addition to the cozy mystery genre ever since book one, STAGED TO DEATH I ve enjoyed following this group of characters from the beginning Ms Smith has really let them grow, and evolve, bringing out new layers in each one of them with every book SILENCE OF THE LAMPS may just be the best in the series so far It s hard to pick only one With it s terrific storyline, packed with action, intrigue, and humor, this book is solid page turner Pick up a copy of SILENCE OF THE LAMPS, find a quiet spot, and prepare to be illuminated Remember to check out the back of the book for tasty recipes, and exce Silence of the Lamps by Karen Rose Smith is a 2016 Kensington Press publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This fifth installment in the Caprice De Luca home staging series has settled into a nice rhythm now that I am familiar with the lay of the land, the characters, and of course all of our lovely furry friends The story picks up with Nikki still duking it out with Drew, who is making her life miserable, and with Caprice being blindsided by a new development in her relationship with Grant, which seemed to be going so well, but is now skating on very thin ice But, on a happier note, Dulcina has adopted a pregnant cat, following Caprice s example in helping stray and feral animals However, the entire community of Kismet is stunned when there is another murder, and unfortunat Caprice De Luca s job as a house stager, often has her hiring sister Nikki to cater her open houses At one such occasion while Nikki is catering, her former sou chef and now biggest catering competition, Drew Pierson, shows up and creates a scene He loudly and quite publicly announces that he will destroy Nikki s business When at food expo a few days later Nikki realizes he has stolen one of her recipes and is claiming it as his own creation, she feels that she must confront him for his underhanded ways and tell him to stop When Nikki and Caprice arrive at his grandmother s home where he also lives, they find him dead, his head bashed in by the base of an expensive Tiffany lamp Soon it becomes obvious to Caprice that Nikki is a prime suspect and she w



The storyline in this book involved Caprice trying to help her sister, Nikki, who had become the prime suspect in the death of a business rival she had recently argued with in public, thus leaving her with a perfect motive for murder in the eyes of the police I find the details and vivid descriptions of the home staging Caprice does as well as her retro fashion sense very interesting and something different from the usual cozy mystery genre I am also happy to see Caprice s relationship with Grant evolving, though the little twist in this story was unexpected I like my cozies with a dash of romance and the little romantic breaks in the story do not detract from it in any way in fact, they refresh you to tackle the mystery again which I needed because I sure didn t figure out the murderer in this one Silence of the Lamps is the fifth book 5 in the Caprice De Luca mystery series but you can easily read this as a stand alone mystery It is fun to read them all and find out about the previous mysteries she has solved Caprice is a home stager and interior decorator who just happens to stumble upon dead bodies Because they live in a relatively small town, the suspect usually includes a friend or relative of Caprice, so she can t help but get involved in solving the crime In this book, her sister Nikki was not a friend of the victim and had recently had a public argument with him about stealing one of her recipes They were both caterers in direct competition with one another Caprice begins asking questions and nosing around The she finds out, the suspect list grows exponentially Drew had a lot of enemies Can she solve the crime before her siste great series I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 2.
5 StarsEarlier this year I read my first Cozy Mystery Kernel of Truth by Kristi Abbott I loved it It was like, murder mystery lite A quaint small town and a regular gal trying to solve a murder mystery After that, I went on a binge entering to win cozy mysteries from Goodreads, and even requesting this cozy mystery from NetGalley However, like all books, no two are created equal, and unfortunately for me, Silence of the Lamps did not reach the bar that Kernel of Truth set.
Now, I m jumping into this series late This is book 5 in the Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mysteries Right off the bat, Caprice attends a family event and the reader is bombarded with details of her large family At first it was a little difficult to keep the 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 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 Praise For Deadly Decor The Perfect Combination Of Animals, A Delightful Cozy Town And A Suspenseful Mystery Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Award winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try