Chick-lit is not my go-to genre (just keepin’ it real) so the occasional indulgence is just that: a fun indulgence and a welcome change of pace. Janice Kaplan’s A Job to Kill For fits the bill with its chick-lit meets cozy mystery story line:
Shopping meets suspense in this enticing new cocktail of sassy-smart sleuthing featuring a spunky decorator who can hunt down furniture — and murder.
As a tireless mom of three, the doting spouse of a surgeon, and a talented interior designer to the stars, Lacy Fields can always find the perfect piece to finish a puzzle, a living room — or an investigation.
When Lacy’s beautiful young client Cassie Crawford drops dead after a sip of tea in her newly decorated L.A. penthouse, Lacy once again finds herself in the midst of murder. She’s stunned when suspicion lands on her own best friend, hot Hollywood casting agent Molly Archer — whose “friendship” with Cassie’s billionaire mogul husband brings her to the attention of the LAPD.
Lacy will have to set aside seeking antiques to hunt down a dangerous killer. But this time, she’s not alone. Sleuthing becomes a family affair: her son, Grant, works underground (literally) at UCLA to help her; fifteen-year-old Ashley is consoled by celebrities when her mom is hauled off by cops; Lacy’s husband, Dan, provides forensics; and even little six-year-old Jimmy helps Mom find a murderer.
From a rough-and-tumble biker with a heart of gold to a relentless university fund-raiser, Lacy will follow every one of Cassie Crawford’s precarious footsteps in order to clear her best friend’s name. But by doing so, will she put her own family in the path of a desperate killer?
A Job to Kill For is a light, fun read with all the name dropping and brand boasting you’d expect. The mystery is mysterious and complicated enough to keep the reader compelled; Lacy herself is entertaining enough to keep the reader engaged and amused. Some of you will want to know that there is the occasional innuendo but it’s more flirtatious than graphic in nature.
If you’re looking for a fun indulgence with a little glamour and chic in your mystery, then I think you’ll enjoy A Job to Kill For.
Wife and mother, Bible teacher and blogger, Lisa loves Jesus, coffee, dark chocolate and, of course, books. Read more of her reflections at Lisa writes….