Decorated to Death

Decorated to Death

by Dean James

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Overview

Simon Kirby-Jones Mysteries #3

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, a traditional British village cozy mystery series…with a twist!

“A well-crafted mystery combines with whimsical characters to create an imaginative spoof on the classic locked-room mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

“A delightful English village whodunit filled with some of the most eccentric characters you’ll ever run across in a mystery novel.”
—The Denver Post


The typically quiet British village of Snupperton Mumsley is bustling over the arrival of Zeke Harwood, the insufferable star of a popular TV decorating show. The Snupperton episode is supposed to feature the redecorating of Lady Prunella Blitherington’s drawing room, but Zeke plans to paint the room a garish red—and he and Lady Prunella are caught on tape in the midst of a dreadful argument.

When Zeke is found murdered—and covered in red paint!—Lady Prunella becomes the chief suspect. But Simon Kirby-Jones, part-time amateur sleuth and full-time gay vampire, unearths plenty of other motives among the guests, villagers…and even the butler! Meanwhile, Simon is stumped as to why he suddenly has urges to nibble some necks—
A symptom his medication is supposed to suppress!

A charming and refreshing take on the classic locked-room mystery, Decorated to Death is sure to endear fans of the cozy mystery genre.



“A worthy and cozy village mystery you can really sink your teeth into.”
—The Houston Chronicle

“A wickedly funny send-up of the classic cozy British mystery. Dame Agatha would be rolling in her grave, unless she’s already out of it.”
—Nancy Pickard


“A delight from start to finish. Everything you could wish for in a British cozy. Simon Kirby-Jones is a charming and intriguing sleuth who puts the village of Snupperton Mumsley squarely on the mystery map.”
—Dorothy Cannell

“A delightful English village whodunit filled with some of the most eccentric characters you’ll ever run across in a mystery novel.”
—The Denver Post

“A fresh and funny new voice has joined the ranks of cozy mystery writers. Well done, Dean James!”
—Laurien Berenson

“Agatha Award-winning author Dean James has penned a chatty charmer of a first book in this new cozy-with-a-kink series. Posted To Death will appeal especially to those who enjoy their murders mixed with mirth.”
—I Love A Mystery


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940151283366
Publisher: NYLA
Publication date: 02/26/2015
Series: Simon Kirby-Jones Mysteries , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 368 KB

About the Author

Dean James, a seventh-generation Mississippian, is a librarian and Edgar-nominated author of over twenty works of fiction and nonfiction. His nonfiction has won both the Agatha Award and the prestigious Macavity Award. Writing as Miranda James, he is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks series, featuring librarian Charlie Harris and his trusty rescue cat Diesel. He is also the author of The Trailer Park Mysteries, writing as Jimmie Ruth Evans and the Bridge Club Mysteries, writing as Honor Hartman. As Dean James, he’s authored The Deep South Mystery Series and The Simon Kirby-Jones Mysteries. He lives in Houston, Texas, with two cats and thousands of books.
See www.catinthestacks.com to discover even more!

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