Another great mystery in the Domestic Bliss series!!
Loved this book! Erin is in the middle of a houseful of problems.
From the begining of Erin Gilbert's job in a Victorian Manor, things are totally out of control. It starts with the sighting of a ghost and leads to the discovery od a decades=old secret, a hidden dead space in the attic, and the shocking death of a beautiful young woman. Erin find herself up against the neighbors, a troubled teen, a woman communing with the dead, and one very unnerved client.
A new type of heroine.. Interior Design yet. Interesting.
It was just a little space and the dying had just begun. Fun book about an interior decorator.
Lightweight, but entertaining mystery that adds a touch of house renovation and decorating.
Erin Gilbert is paid to bring spaces to new lifenot to uncover murder. But from the beginning of her job in a Victorian manor, things are totally out of control. It starts with the sighting of a ghost and leads to the discovery of a decades-old secret, a hidden dead space in the attic, and the shocking death of a beautiful young woman. Teamed with her insufferably self-confident competitor, Steve Sullivan, Erin finds herself up against the neighbors, a troubled teen, a woman communing with the dead, and one very unnerved client. The more Erin works on the house, the more manners of death she seems to find until, like peeling off layers of wallpaper,
she suddenly sees it revealed all too clearly: the perfect blueprint for murder.
I really enjoyed this book and intend to read more in the series because it was so entertaining.
This was great fun and created a world that you would like to live in - in other words, very cozy! The detective/heroine is Erin Gilbert, an interior designer who is just starting out and living in Crestview, Colorado, in the house of Audrey, who would be a client if she could talk Audrey into letting her do something to the house.
The story starts out with Erin looking out the window and seeing a woman in a nightgown on the roof of the octogonal house across the yard. The house she happens to be redecorating. People have told her the house is haunted by the ghost of Abby, a young woman who died in a fall from the roof many years ago.
Erin is skeptical and thinks maybe someone is playing a joke. So the story moves back and forth between telling the story of Erin and her landlady and rival but goodlooking and sexy designer Steve Sullivan. Gilbert and Sullivan, get it? Erin has trouble with the neighbors and her client about the design, and the client's 12 year old daughter is suspected of creating Abby sightings. Neighbor Cassandra is convinced that this is a ghost and holds a seance. Well, you get the gist of the story. Lots of characters and a fairly involved story.
If you like cozy mysteries I think you'll enjoy the book.
I really enjoy this searies
the Domestic Bliss novels are some of my favorite detective fiction novels out there.