A Domestic Bliss Mystery #1
“Sparkles with charm, design lore, and a sleuth with a great mantra. Cozy fans will embrace the Domestic Bliss series.” —Carolyn Hart, Edgar Award-winning author of Letters from Home
“TREND: For killer decorating tips, pick up Death by Inferior Design…advice is woven into this whodunit featuring rival designers as sleuths.” –House and Garden Magazine
“This story is delightful in every way…entertaining, humorous, serious, and totally engrossing from the first page to the last. And sprinkled throughout are tasty decorating tips.” –Midwest Book Review
“Her latest decorating job will make you feel like you’ve stumbled across the deadly side of HGTV.” —Jerrilyn Farmer, #1 Los Angeles Times bestselling author of the Madeline Bean mysteries
Interior decorator, Erin Gilbert heads to picturesque Crestview, Colorado for a friendly (if sharks are friendly) competition: She’ll design a room in one home; and the impossibly handsome Steve Sullivan—her main rival—will do a room in another. The prize? A big feature in Denver Magazine, showcasing their interior design business.
Who could have dreamed the uproar to ensue in a neighborhood full of eccentric homeowners, jealously hidden secrets and a few marriages in need of total makeovers. Trapped together in the midst of chaos, could the charming Steve turn out to be a…friend?
But between her custom, cushy pillows and dramatic drapery, Erin uncovers a very undecorative dead body, too many suspects, and a killer who seems to have designs…on her!
Customer ReviewsSee All
OK but not great
This was my first book to read by this author. It was ok, but not great. There were just far too many grammatical errors such as me and (fill in the blank) or I and whomever. There were words left out of sentences. I read one sentence five times and still couldn’t figure out what was meant. The plot dragged. Erin Gilbert had one too many moms. She was also highly unlikeable because of her quick temper and her way of drawing conclusions without knowing all of the facts. The whole neighborhood was a regular cesspool. I probably won't read anymore books by this author.
Death by inferior design
Really good read. Just a few errors missed in proof reading.
An excellent read. Light, but well-crafted. Fun, well-developed characters and a plot that kept me guessing, but was still believable. Only reason I didn't give it five stars was because of all the typos.