Death by Inferior Design - Leslie Caine

Death by Inferior Design

By Leslie Caine

  • Release Date: 2004-10-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 379 Ratings


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!

Amazon/itunes Reviews

  • One of the best

    By slapstickgum
    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the interior design information, the characters were well described and the plot left me guessing to the end. Will definitely read more by this author!
  • OK but not great

    By Lynray58
    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

    By Clean romancer
    Really good read. Just a few errors missed in proof reading.
  • Very Good

    By Cv3567
    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.
  • This book is great!!

    By chupathingy77
    This is required even though it says optional.
  • Death by Interior Design

    By Senior1935
    A real "page turner" that held my interest and kept me guessing right up to the end!!!
  • Good Book!

    By Macartisan1300
    This was a good cast of characters, a careful plot and, as a graphic designer, an unusual plot for a simple but "needs-to-be-careful" designers tool. Well read!
  • Death by Inferior design

    By bubbs4054
    The perfect layer cake book. On one layer it is a 'who done it' On another 'Is anyone truthful about who they are or what say?' The over all 'icing' on the cake is made of a mixture wit, humor with a touch of sarcasm. Well written, keeps the reader guessing about everything except the 2 designers; even their names : Gilbert & Sullivan are a foreshadow of a great Read!
  • Fun, cute beach read

    By NikkiJo
    Well written, strong lead, a little desperate housewives-y, I started to lose track of connections, but I made it. Made me want to adopt a black cat and snuggle in a chaise lounge.
  • Great book!

    By Mike the Monk
    This was a real page turner with a very interesting plot and surprising twists. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.