My wonderful editor at Bantam/Dell has christened my new books featuring rival interior designers Erin Gilbert and Steve Sullivan: "The Domestic Bliss Mysteries." We like to think of them as: Nancy Drew Meets Martha Stewart.
If it were within my power, the moment you opened one of my books you'd be wrapped in a feather-soft cashmere afghan and swept into a cozy wingback chair in front of a crackling fireplace, with your beloved cat curled in your lap and your beloved dog at your feet (assuming, of course, that you're not allergic to either four-footed friend).
All is never truly "blissful" for my designing duo, however. (If it were, I wouldn't have a mystery, nor a plot!) As the stories of my main characters unfold, they must deal with a mutual attraction that is counterbalanced with their profound inability to work together without quarreling.
In DEATH BY INFERIOR DESIGN, they run up against a twisted killer who knows a painful truth about Erin Gilbert's childhood. In the second in the series, FALSE PREMISES, Steve's former love pulls both him and Erin into a dangerous con game that proves deadly. Before things can settle down, in MANOR OF DEATH, Gilbert and Sullivan's dream jobs for the Historic Homes Tour turns out to be chockfull of deadly secrets and, perhaps, with a not-so-friendly ghost stirring the brew. KILLED BY CLUTTER has Erin and Steve pitted against an incorrigible packrat...and a ruthless villain, willing to stop at nothing in a race to find a secret hidden within the packrat's home. In FATAL FENG SHUI, although Erin and Steve have become partners, Erin finds herself left on her own with her best-made plans, her worst fears, and someone whose design is to kill her. In POISONED BY GILT, Erin and Steve enter a competition to design and build the most earth-friendly home in Crestview, Colorado... but who would have dreamed that someone's idea of saving the planet might include murder? In HOLLY AND HOMICIDE, interior designer Erin Gilbert has it all: the man of her dreams and a dream jobremodeling a B&B in a Colorado ski resort by Christmas Eve. Then Erin's long-lost former boyfriend suddenly appears and promptly plants himself in the middle of the cozy twosome, the lodge's festive lights are strung around someone's neck...and Erin's holiday season becomes a holy terror.
Tour my website and if you like what you see, give one of my mysteries a try! Here's hoping you'll find a blissful reading experience!