Sunday, September 6, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! BETTER HOMES AND CORPSES: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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BETTER HOMES AND CORPSES
A Hamptons Home and Garden Mystery
BY KATHLEEN BRIDGE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
After Meg Barrett found her fiancé still had designs on his ex-wife, she decided it was time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden magazine, she fled Manhattan for Montauk, only to find decorating can sometimes lead to detecting…

In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives—she learns how the other half dies. Jillian’s mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered. Someone has staged a coup.

When she helps a friend inventory the Spensers’ estate for the insurance company, Meg finds herself right in the thick of things. Cataloging valuable antiques and art loses its charm when Meg discovers that the Spenser family has been hiding dangerous secrets, which may have furnished a murderer with a motive. As Meg gets closer to the truth, the killer will do anything to paint her out of the picture…

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kathleen Bridge started her writing career working at the Michigan State University News in East Lansing, Michigan. She is the author and photographer of an antique reference guide, Lithographed Paper Toys, Books, and Games, and the author of Revenge of the Sports Widows—How to Cope with a Sports Fanatic. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and has taught creative writing classes at the William Cullen Bryant Library in Roslyn, New York. Kathleen is also an antiques dealer in Long Island, New York, and has contributed to Country Living magazine.

PRAISE FOR KATHLEEN BRIDGE'S BETTER HOMES AND CORPSES:

Be sure and visit Kathleen Bridge's delightful website HERE to read some of the wonderful reviews for this First in a New Series Book.

BETTER HOMES AND CORPSES was very well written, with a wonderful plot. Extremely well done for a first installment in a series. You can tell author Bridge really put her all into this book. I have no doubt this series is going to be a favorite on more than a few people’s book shelves.---from Lisa K's Book Reviews

“A delightful sneak peek into life in the Hamptons, with intricate plotting and a likeable, down-to-earth protagonist. A promising start to a promising series.”—Suspense Magazine

“The descriptions of furniture and other antiques, as well as juicy tidbits on the Hamptons, make for entertaining reading for those who enjoy both antiques and lifestyles of the rich and famous.”
—Booklist   


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Better Homes and Corpses sounds like an exciting book, and it has a dog! (I like cozy books with pets) Cute cover.
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