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A Design to Die For: 02/13/23

A Design to Die For

A Design to Die For by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator) (2020) is the fifth book in the Hamptons Home & Garden mystery series. Meg Barrett is one of a small group of designers brought on board to decorate rooms and spaces in the first annual Designer Showhouse. Things go awry when one of the home's owners is found dead at the bottom of a cliff near the home.

Meg happens to be the person who finds the murdered man and she recognizes her fairy lights as the murder weapon. These two things push her towards investigating another death.

From the moment of discovery I had a fairly good idea who had committed the murder. I had the solution down to two potential suspects. When one of the two ends up dead later in the book, it was then obvious who the murderer had to be.

I don't mind obvious solutions or even being told the solution ahead of time. I love Columbo for that very reason. What kept me reading was everything else going on in Meg's life. Kathleen Bridge is good at finding the right balance between moving the mystery along and giving her characters enough other stuff to do to make things both interesting and believable.

The sixth book is A Fatal Feast (2021).

Five stars

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