The Monet Murders : Murders by Design

  • by Jean Harrington
  • Narrated by Gayle Hendrix
  • Series: Murders by Design
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Interior decorator Deva Dunne never dreamed she'd see a Monet hanging on someone's dining room wall. Then she snags a client with two Monet seascapes. Her thrill lasts until she finds one of the paintings missing, cut from its frame, and the cook shot dead.
Rough-around-the edges, but gorgeous all-around police lieutenant Victor Rossi insists Deva leave the sleuthing to the police. But what could it hurt to come up with a list of suspects that doesn't include her? Like the owners of the Monets, a rich man and his trophy wife, and their frequent guests. Even the cook's husband is suspect. Then Deva finds another victim, clutching a very strange set of clues.
Desperate to save her business amid the negative publicity, Deva helps Rossi investigate. And when he needs advice decorating his bedroom, she just might find a client for life. Unless a killer gets to her first.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Second time is not the charm

I bought this book on the strength of the first novel. I was wrong. This installment of the series was not nearly as interesting as the first. There were many things wrong with it that would make me not recommend it to someone else. First, I figured out the mystery before the book was half way through. Sometimes I don't mind when that happens because I like the way the story unfolds, but not this time. Second, the side story plots were enough to make me pull out my hair. They were poorly written and unnecessary. The plot that involved Leah really annoyed me. She used ya'll to address a single person as well as a group of people. PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH DO NOT TALK LIKE THAT! The love triangle between Rossi, Simon and Deva was drawn out and annoying. In the first book Deva clung to the memory of her husband. In this book she behaved like an indecisive teenager. The narrato also did a poor job. The voices she gave the characters were distracting, annoying and added nothing to the story. It is rare when I can't think of positive things to say about a book. This is one of those rare times. Buyer beware!
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- Desarae

Enjoyable read

Loved the first two books in this series. Can't wait for the next one. Love all the quirky characters can't wait to see what they'll do next.
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- Judith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2012
  • Publisher: Carina Press