When interior designer Lacy Fields meets with her beautiful young client Cassie Crawford for a final look at the newly decorated Los Angeles penthouse, she hoped for another satisfied client. What she did not expect was to see her client keel over dead before her eyes. Was the decor that bad or could it really have been the tea?
Lacy is the tireless mom to three beautiful children, and the loving wife of a much sought-after Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. In her spare time, she is also a highly successful interior designer and increasing astute sleuth.
She is shocked when suspicion centers on her best friend, Hollywood casting agent Molly Archer. Molly’s increasingly close friendship with Cassie’s billionaire husband not only disturbs Lacy, but also places Molly at the top of the suspect list according to the LAPD.
When a lovable biker friend of Cassie’s is killed, and an off-the-wall professor who was enamored by Cassie grows increasingly strange, Lacy realizes she needs to spend more time detecting than shopping.
As Lacy ramps up her detective skills, she is surprised when her whole family becomes involved in solving the murder. Her oldest son Grant provides astute information and a sudden desire to help her solve the mystery. Meanwhile, daughter Ashley is thrilled when her mother invites her to a celebrity ladened party. That is, until her mom is hauled off by the cops in front of the guests to Ashley’s humiliation.
Dan, her all-too-busy but understanding husband provides forensic evidence, and even six-year-old Jimmy inadvertently becomes involved and helps Lacy find the murderer.
Written by Janice Kaplan, A Job to Die For is the follow-up to the first Lacy Field novel, Looks to Die For. She is Editor of Parade magazine and co-author of several novels including the national bestseller Mine Are Spectacular!
The Lacy Field series has quickly developed into a popular sought-after mystery with plenty of light-hearted adventure. Kaplan could also be called the name-dropper to the stars as her heroine rolls through the day with a catty take on Hollywood culture and shopping habits.
Designer names roll off Lacy’s tongue with ease, and her high-energy lifestyle freely mixes with the high-end LA types. It is obvious Kaplan knows her topic.
A Job to Die For has a well-developed plot and the plot twists and turns add to the fun of solving the puzzle. The surprise reveal adds to an over-all highly entertaining novel. Here’s hoping for more of our bright and breezy Lacy.