Hammered, Nailed and Screwed

" The title says it all.  Fun read!  Where else can you get mystery, suspense, humor, romance, and decorating advice all in one book?  I loved the comic dialog and Martha-style decorating tips." Margie Smoak,  co-author of General's Row.

Interior decorator Laura Howard is receiving messages from her husband on her telephone answering machine.  It's his voice all right, but his ashes are in the urn on Laura's fireplace mantel.

Now wealthy from her husband's life insurance benefits, Laura tries to put her life in order. She strains to keep her sense of humor and her sanity as vandals destroy her car and burglars ransack her house. Is it the final straw when the resident of the home she shared with her late husband is killed on the very designer tile Laura selected for the entryway?

Oregon Detective Chris Pfeifer has everyone including Laura on his suspect list while Laura has everyone including the detective on her dinner date list .  

Between decorating gigs, Laura and her two co-workers -- a cantankerous retiree and a handsome young builder -- assist as the detective unravels the truth behind the bizarre twists in Laura's life.