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Interior designer Deva Dunne’s latest project comes to a screeching halt when blood on the carpet leads her to the body of her client, an exotic dancer with a mysterious past. But the murdered woman is not the only resident of the posh beachfront condominium with secrets, and investigating officer Lieutenant Victor Rossi considers them all suspects.

Though wary of working in the killer’s midst, Deva continues decorating the unit for the new owner. When she stumbles upon clues that might help crack the case, she can’t resist doing a little digging of her own, despite Rossi’s orders to quit meddling. Now, she’s juggling the investigation, her career and sexy neighbor Simon Yaeger, who seems interested in more than her etchings.

Deva can’t help but be flattered by all the male attention—that is, until she realizes the killer has designs on her, too…


“While the author deftly paints many in the suspect corner, she keeps her sleuth from knowing who’s friend and who’s foe, and that can be a deadly mix–for (heroine) Deva Dunne.” ~Amazon reviews

“Well, I kept guessing the whole book who the murderer was and till the end wasn’t sure at all.” ~Anonymous

” . . . the portrayal of the Naples ambiance is one of this book’s many charms.” ~Phil Jason, Florida Weekly


In her former life, Jean Harrington wrote advertising copy, and for 17 years taught English lit and writing at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Then she and husband Big John moved to Naples, Florida, and she’s been writing ever since. The first in her Murders by Design Mystery Series, DESIGNED FOR DEATH, was released in January in e-book and audio format. So currently, Jean is up to her knees in dead bodies and loving every minute of it.

To learn more about Jean, please visit her website.