Jean Harrington delivers another delightful Deva Dunne designer mystery with this suspense story. Deva Dunne continues to garner my admiration with this latest installment of her extreme adventures. She's a woman I find it easy to relate to, I enjoy her weaknesses as much as her strengths and I love watching her working with her policeman boyfriend Rossi as much as I enjoy their differences of opinions. Rossi adds just the right quantity of romance and a perfectly official amount of police procedure. He is as skilled at interrogation as he is at seduction. Rossi once again wants Deva to avoid danger but she ignores him and that's when the real adventure begins. Once again the author unites death and decorating seamlessly and I couldn't stop reading until the very last page. All of the individuals in this story are so distinct, adding detail to the mystery as well as wonderful elements to my enjoyment of the story. This is a must-read for fans of cozy mysteries and trust me if you haven't read a Deva Dunne mystery you're definitely missing out.
The interior designer with a taste for murder is back. Deva Dunne's designer acquaintances are dying and there is no way she can leave the investigation to her boyfriend police lieutenant Victor Rossi. She has a lot on her plate helping transform a client's house and wardrobe and modernizing the kitchen of a show home for a charity event all while dodging a killer.
Book four of Murders by Design
Interior designer Deva Dunne finds more than fabulous furnishings on her trip to the design mall; she and her client come upon the body of one of Deva's favorite shop owners, swinging from the atrium railing. It looks like suicide, but Deva feels sure that the purveyor of Florida's finest antiques would never leap to his death from a tacky blue stool.
Deva's boyfriend, studly and stoic police lieutenant Victor Rossi, looks into it, but there's not much to go on. He's focusing on their future these days, and he wishes Deva would steer clear of danger.
But everyone around Deva seems to be keeping secrets, and she's getting some strange reactions to the designs she's doing for a big charity event. When she experiences a mysterious attack, she knows she's at the center of something huge—and if she doesn't outwit this killer fast, her only future will be six feet under.