Design on a Crime (Deadly Décor Mysteries Book #1)

Design on a Crime (Deadly Décor Mysteries Book #1)

by Ginny Aiken

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Overview

Haley Farrell is taking a chance on herself. After receiving her interior design certificate, she quits her job at the local furniture store and decides to open her own interior decorating business. But with all the advantages of her new career-meeting new people, and decorating new and old homes-comes a huge pitfall. Her new job allows her access into her clients' homes and their lives . . . but also their deaths.

When Haley's mentor, Marge Norwalk, is murdered, Haley becomes the prime suspect. Armed only with the confidence that Marge instilled in her, Haley sets out to find the real murderer. But as she sets forth, she has no idea what twists and turns will bring her face-to-face with her long-hidden past.

Book one in the Deadly Décor Mysteries will keep both Ginny Aiken's established readership and new fans coming back for more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585587698
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Series: Deadly Décor Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Former newspaper reporter and ballerina, Ginny Aiken, lives with her husband and four sons in York, Pennsylvania. Born in Cuba and raised in Venezuela, she discovered books at a very early age, writing her first novel at age fifteen. Ginny is a frequent speaker at women's events and writers' conferences.
Former newspaper reporter Ginny Aiken discovered books at a very early age, writing her first novel at age fifteen. She is the author of the Silver Hills Trilogy, the Deadly Decor Mysteries, Priced to Move, and A Steal of a Deal. A frequent speaker at women's events and writers' conferences, Ginny and her husband have four sons and live in Pennsylvania.

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Design on a Crime 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great whodunit with a strong spiritual undertone and a very satisfying ending. Best book in some time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though a bit heavy on the evangelizing, it was still a very good read with a lot of twists and good character development. Haley is a down-to-earth relatable character and the writing is comical and fun. I would, however, like to point out that a professional psychiatrist would never bring religion into a session with a client, or at least not their opinion of any certain one, that did bother me (as a budding therapist). Their casual meeting as friends at mcd's was, of course, kosher. Overall, a beautiful, tragic story of finding justice and regaining faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story started off a little shaky - verb tenses kept changing, the character of Haley was kindof weird, and the story seemed too shallow. But then the editing got better, the storyline found its direction, and Haley started to seem more real. Not a bad cozy mystery.
debs4jc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Plot Summary: What happens, When & Where, Central Characters, Major ConflictsHaley is trying to get her career as an interior designer. At an auction, she stumbles across one of her friends--who has just been murdered! Now she is a prime suspect in the murder, and in self defense she decides to try to figure out who did it. Along the way she continues to deal with her personal battle with insecurity, following a rape she experience years ago. Mostly this book is just a fun mystery, with eccentric characters.Style Characterisics: Pacing, clarity, structure, narrative devices, etc.Stretched plausibility quite a bit, Haley's sleuthing gets her into many interesting situations and leads to a classic "confrontation with the killer" scene full of tension and danger. Never a doubt that there will be a happy ending though.How Good is it?Fluffy, fun.
judyg54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a good detective "who did it" story. Haley Farrell has just started her on interior design business. As she is working on her first assignment she finds herself as the prime suspect in a murder case. The victim is her good friend, Marge Norwalk. Haley realizes that she is going to have to prove her own innocence. She finds many possible suspects, but I never suspected who the real murderer was till the very end!! This book had many other characters in the story, all who I came to appreciate and look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wonderful story full of God’s love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed This! It's a great Christian book with real problems that can really happen ,even to Christians. And the message is there,throughout . Everyone needs Jesus Christ ! Thanks for the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well thought out mystery. A good deal of religious dialog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story with engaging characters.
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Loved it!!
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Pa_Sue More than 1 year ago
A Christian murder mystery.....who would have thought. Haley Farrell has started her first design business and has scheduled her first big break.....decorating a mansion after it is auctioned off. During the auction the auctioneer and a friend of Haley's ends up dead, and Haley is the prime suspect. Who killed Marge??? Can Haley find out before she ends up in prison or worse??
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read other Christian books, and this is less in-your-face while still really making you think about God. Really refreshing story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't get past the first 10 pages due to the constant tense changes. Seems like a cute story and I would have loved to finish it.