April 29, 2016

Silence of the Lamps by Karen Rose Smith - Spotlight and Giveaway

Published: April 26, 2016
Number of pages: 352
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series; Caprice De Luca Mystery #5

Caprice’s house staging is disrupted by Drew Pierson, a caterer who opened Portable Edibles, a business in direct competition with her sister Nikki’s Catered Capers. Nikki turned down Drew as a possible partner and he seems determined to undermine and bury her. However his successful launch of a deal for his blackberry barbecue sauce must have stirred up his enemies. When Nikki visits the house where Drew lives with his grandmother to resolve differences, she and Caprice find him dead–murdered with the base of a valuable Tiffany lamp.
Caprice discovers clues about Drew’s sly business dealings–from stealing recipes from another chef, to friends who hold grudges, to a sister who will now inherit half of her grandmother’s estate since Drew is dead. In the midst of her own romantic relationship upheaval, helping her uncle set up his pet sitting-business, assisting a friend care for a pregnant stray cat, Caprice follows the suspect trail, inadvertently putting herself in danger once more.

Books in this series: 
GILT BY ASSOCIATION, Book 3 February 2015
DRAPE EXPECTATIONS, Book 4 August 2015
SHADES OF WRATH, Book 6 December 2016

About the 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.

Author Links:
Webpage: http://karenrosesmithmysteries.com/
Blog: http://karenrosesmith.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarenRoseSmithBooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/karenrosesmith
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21863.Karen_Rose_Smith
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/karosm/

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  1. I've never heard of Blackbery barbecue sauce. I do love, love Tiffany lamps. I would enjoy a cozy with Tiffany lamps as one of the objects in the setting.

  2. Thanks for having me here today!

  3. Great series by a favorite author. And love the posts, so much fun info.

  4. Can't wait to read about Caprice in the newest book. Definitely adding to my TBR list.

  5. Thank you Angela for a great intro to this newest from Karen & for a chance to win Silence of the Lamps!

  6. Can't wait to read this!