Staged to Death - Karen Rose Smith

Staged to Death

By Karen Rose Smith

  • Release Date: 2013-12-03
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings


A cozy blend of murder and romance. A fun read--with recipes! --Laura Levine

Welcome to Kismet, PA, where home stager Caprice De Luca helps her clients shine in a lackluster real estate market--and where someone may only be in the market for murder. . .

Caprice De Luca has successfully parlayed her skills as an interior designer into a thriving home staging business. So when her old high school friend Roz Winslow asks her to spruce up her mess of a mansion to perk up a slow buyer's market, Caprice is more than happy to share her skills. But when Roz's husband Ted is found skewered by one of his sword room's prized possessions, it appears the Winslows may have a few skeletons in their palatial closets. With the stage set for murder, Caprice will discover she can track down an antique tapestry and a cold-blooded killer with equal aplomb--as long as she's not the next victim. . .

"A fascinating inside look at the art of home-staging--but did I mention it's also an elegantly crafted murder mystery featuring an irresistible sleuth?" --Leslie Meier


  • Staged To Death

    By Carol M Smith
    Staged To Death is the first Caprice DeLuca mystery. Caprice is a house fluffer turned amateur sleuth after the death of a friend’s husband. Caprice comes from a large family that all play a part throughout the story. Her family has a cast of loving people with strong values. Caprice also shelters stray animals and has a dog, two kittens and a cat staying with her until she finds them good homes. There is cooking, eating throughout the book with recipes in the back of the book. The mystery has several suspects. The plot keeps you involved until the end. When Caprice learns who the murderer is that is when you find out. There is also a touch of romance in the air for several characters. This is a light quick read.