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About the Author
Award-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.
In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business.
She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing relationship novels. Now she writes romances as well as mysteries full time. Her first book was published in 1992; her 80th novel will be published in 2013. A winner of New Jersey's Golden Leaf Award in Short Contemporary Romance, Colorado Romance Writers Award Of Excellence for short contemporary, as well as the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter's Golden Quill for Traditional Romance, she has also been honored with Cataromance.com's award for Best Special Edition and Washington Romance Writers Career Achievement Award. Her romances have made both the USA TODAY list and the Amazon Romance and Contemporary Romance Bestseller lists.
She has written for Meteor/Kismet, Kensington, Silhouette and Harlequin. Readers can contact Karen through her website, on Facebook (Karen Rose Smith Author) and on Twitter @ Karenrosesmith. They can also follow her monthly e-zine IN TOUCH with KAREN ROSE SMITH which has the latest news about her books, recipes and contests.
Gilt by Association is the third book in the Caprice De Luca Mystery series by Karen Rose Smith. House staging sounds like an interesting career so I enjoyed reading about it. Caprice De Luca is a likeable woman who loves animals and loves her family. Author Karen Rose Smith is also an animal lover so it was no surprise that Caprice also had a huge heart for dogs and cats.
An old friend Louise has hired Caprice to stage her house for a quick sale. Flower lover Louise is found murdered in her guesthouse and Caprice sets out to find the murderer. Good story...there is romance and mystery. Caprice has to work through all of Louise's secrets to find the murderer. And find a good Valentine's Day dress!
A Valentine's Day setting makes this book very timely! If you are looking for a Valentine mystery then this is perfect for you. But of course it can also be read any other time of the year. You do not have to have read the first two books to enjoy Gilt by Association.
Great cozy mystery! Be sure to pick up or download a copy.