In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives—she learns how the other half dies. Jillian’s mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered. Someone has staged a coup.
When she helps a friend inventory the Spensers’ estate for the insurance company, Meg finds herself right in the thick of things. Cataloging valuable antiques and art loses its charm when Meg discovers that the Spenser family has been hiding dangerous secrets, which may have furnished a murderer with a motive. As Meg gets closer to the truth, the killer will do anything to paint her out of the picture…
About the Author:
Kathleen Bridge, author of Better Homes and Corpses, started her writing career working at the Michigan State University News in East Lansing, Michigan. She is the author and photographer of an antiques reference guide, Lithographed Paper Toys, Books, and Games. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and has taught creative writing classes at Bryant Library in Roslyn, New York. Kathleen is also an antiques and vintage dealer in Long Island, New York, and has contributed to Country Living magazine.
Review of Better Homes and Corpses
Review (3.5 Stars) This was an interesting mystery for me and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Meg is an entertaining character that has quite a bit to deal with when she walks in the middle of a murder mystery instead of an interview with the Queen of the Hamptons. To make matters worse, she is then asked to inventory the estate of the deceased and discovers that there are secrets that someone wants to stay buried. Secrets that they are willing to kill again for and Meg must find the killer soon before it is too late.
Better Homes and Corpses is a smart, entertaining mystery that will have you coming back for more. I liked spending time with Meg and her partner, Elle, and I enjoyed learning about their wonderful new business. This is the first book in a brand new series and I have a feeling that this will be a winner with cozy readers.