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Design on a Crime ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Design on a Crime By Ginny Aiken ✸ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Trying to prove her innocence in a murder investigation, interior designer Haley Farrell realizes that paintchips and fabric samples do not make a detective Has she been caught in the perfectly design Trying to prove her innocence in a murder investigation, interior designer Haley Farrell realizes that paintchips and fabric samples do not make a detective Has she been caught in the perfectly designed crime.


10 thoughts on “Design on a Crime

  1. Lori Henrich Lori Henrich says:

    Haley is starting a new design business To say she is a little nervous is an understatement Marge has been in her corner encouraging her from the start Haley has been through alot in the last several years A personal tragedy has clouded her entire outlook, especially affecting her faith in God Then her mother passed away, and now this leap into a new career.Haley has a big rooting section led by Marge So when Marge turns up dead at the auction where Haley is meeting with her first potentia Haley is starting a new design business To say she is a little nervous is an understatement Marge has been in her corner encouraging her from the start Haley has been through alot in the last several years A personal tragedy has clouded her entire outlook, especially affecting her faith in God Then her mother passed away, and now this leap into a new career.Haley has a big rooting section led by Marge So when Marge turns up dead at the auction where Haley is meeting with her first potential client, Haley is stunned beyond belief Haley not only found the body, but she also finds out that she is the sole heir in Marge s will Haley is over wrought with grief and now she has to figure out who killed Marge.I loved Haley and could relate to her anger at God and the struggle with the faith that used to come so easy for her I like that there was a good mix of her faith struggle and the mystery Sometimes a Christian mystery can beChristian than mystery which can turn me off the story I didn t feel that way with this story Thee are twoin this series and I hope to get to read them soon Also want to check out some of her other books.A good start to a mystery series


  2. Cheryl Landmark Cheryl Landmark says:

    Actual Rating 2.5 StarsWhen I first bought this book, I didn t realize it was Christian fiction I just thought it was a new cozy mystery series that I m always in the market for Not that the Christian elements are solely responsible for my rating of 2.5 stars, but they certainly did contribute to it Don t get me wrong I m not adverse to the mention of God and Christianity in a book, but I found this one to be a little too preachy and heavy handed for my liking It seemed that nearly every s Actual Rating 2.5 StarsWhen I first bought this book, I didn t realize it was Christian fiction I just thought it was a new cozy mystery series that I m always in the market for Not that the Christian elements are solely responsible for my rating of 2.5 stars, but they certainly did contribute to it Don t get me wrong I m not adverse to the mention of God and Christianity in a book, but I found this one to be a little too preachy and heavy handed for my liking It seemed that nearly every secondary character mentioned God, faith and Christianity in nearly every conversation they shared with the main character.But, beyond that aspect, there were several other issues that I had with the book that took away from my enjoyment The writing was okay for the most part, but it also gave me the impression that a very young, new author was trying to write an adult book Upon reading the author s profile, Ms Aiken is a grandmother, so that theory has flown out the window However, I did find the style and dialogue somewhat immature and clunky in places It was difficult for me to remember that the main character, Hayley, was twenty four years old when her actions, thinking and speaking were often those of a much younger person at times.The vague references to a very traumatic experience in Hayley s past made me think that I had missed reading a previous book that would have explained the back story It wasn t until right near the end that the episode was clarified Perhaps a littleexplanation near the beginning of the story would have made meunderstanding and sympathetic to Hayley s character and her actions.The hostility and accusations hurled by the main male character, Dutch, seemed a little overdone and over the top Hayley s reactions to him also came across as immature, inane and rather silly at times If he is the so called love interest , then there certainly seems to be a lot of work required in that area in the future to get his relationship with Hayley to morph into a romantic one Overall, the mystery part of the book wasn t too bad The identity of the murderer was a bit of a surprise, although I did start to get an inkling after certain revelations But, the motive was not as unexpected or overwhelming as I would have liked.I don t think I will be rushing out to get the next book in this series any time soon, but I certainly won t say definitively that I won t read it some time in the future


  3. Beth Peninger Beth Peninger says:

    I m guessing this was the author s first novel and I applaud her courageous attempt It wasn t horrible, it was a pretty decent read, but it wasn t spectacular either It was what I would expect from a first time author getting her first book published boy am I going to be embarrassed if I find out she s published before this Ginny Aiken has a good idea for a series and I m curious to know if the books in the series get better as she grows as an author Aiken tries too hard to be relatabl I m guessing this was the author s first novel and I applaud her courageous attempt It wasn t horrible, it was a pretty decent read, but it wasn t spectacular either It was what I would expect from a first time author getting her first book published boy am I going to be embarrassed if I find out she s published before this Ginny Aiken has a good idea for a series and I m curious to know if the books in the series get better as she grows as an author Aiken tries too hard to be relatable to the reader through the things that Haley, the main charcater, thinks, says, and does Nobody uses cliches as much as the main character does in this book It really started to grate on my nerves and in the end took away from the storyline The murder part of the book itself was a decent twist that wasn t clearly evident until near the end Aiken s inclusion of the main character s struggles with God and faith were accurately represented I think It is the reality of the life of faith in God, we struggle when certain things happen to us and we have to figure out if God is to blame or not It s a Job struggle, this life of faith, and the main character has to work through particular events that have caused deep pain it was interesting how Aiken chose to weave that into the storyline of the murder that occured All in all it was a decent read, and while I m curious how the other books in the series are written and their storylines, I m not running out anytime soon to continue on with the series If I run across one I ll probably read it but I have so many other books I know I for sure want to read and as the saying goes, So many books and so little time


  4. Melissainau Melissainau says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My interim comments on this really say it all I m not rating it because it is so not for me I d give it 2 stars because I am generous Even if I were religious, I don t think it would bethan a 3 star crime novel It s muddled and there are too few clues to the killer s identity Meanwhile, no one much mourns the dead woman because omg She was promiscuous 15 years ago And she was an agnostic I was amused horrified by the psychologist who proselytized to her patient and the gossipy doct My interim comments on this really say it all I m not rating it because it is so not for me I d give it 2 stars because I am generous Even if I were religious, I don t think it would bethan a 3 star crime novel It s muddled and there are too few clues to the killer s identity Meanwhile, no one much mourns the dead woman because omg She was promiscuous 15 years ago And she was an agnostic I was amused horrified by the psychologist who proselytized to her patient and the gossipy doctor Rolled my eyes at Bella who is a weak and faded copy of Stephanie Plum s Grandma Mazur And was intrigued that once Haley returned to religion everything was All Better I don t like to leave a bad review but really You could do so much better, even among the Kindle Freebies


  5. Daphne Self Daphne Self says:

    The reader is introduced to an Agatha Christie like cozy mystery meets Inspector Clouseau style heroine in this charming murder mystery, Design on a Crime Deadly Decor Mystery.Maybe not a profound whodunit story, but this book packs a wallop with the list of suspects, the main one being designer Haley Farrell, bungled snoop sessions, comical happenstances between her arch rival Dutch and the Karate Chop Cop , and Haley s downs and ups in her faith.The main story may seemof who killed The reader is introduced to an Agatha Christie like cozy mystery meets Inspector Clouseau style heroine in this charming murder mystery, Design on a Crime Deadly Decor Mystery.Maybe not a profound whodunit story, but this book packs a wallop with the list of suspects, the main one being designer Haley Farrell, bungled snoop sessions, comical happenstances between her arch rival Dutch and the Karate Chop Cop , and Haley s downs and ups in her faith.The main story may seemof who killed Marge , but the sub plot concerning Haley s faith and her eventual growth in Christ strengthens the storyline.Marge s death leads to Haley s understanding that not everyone is perfect, and even the most undesirable person can receive forgiveness Everyone has a choice, and sometimes people choose to ignore the right choice This theme is worked throughout the book without it being preachy.The constant references to Starbucks can be seen as the character s way of downplaying the situations in her life and past, an escape that only coffee will allow or so she thinks Eventually, she learns that her true escape from the horrors and stress comes not from humor, self depreciation, martial arts training, or coffee, but from standing back and letting God do His work.Secondary characters added to the character Haley s storyline Each gave his or her own advice, help, and love to guide Haley onto the path of healing.I look forward to reading the rest of the Deadly Decor Mysteries and Haley s eventual love hate relationship with Dutch which is foreshadowed in this book


  6. Saphie Saphie says:

    I loved the general plot of this book, but had a few problems This book is excessively wordy I found myself skimming over paragraphs because I felt they were to redundant I applauded the author s wide vocabulary, yet somehow at the same time it annoyed me.It doesn t help that I m not the sort of person whos super into fashion, caring about different fabrics and exact shades of colors But I cant hold that against the book, since I knew going in it would have some of that This should have be I loved the general plot of this book, but had a few problems This book is excessively wordy I found myself skimming over paragraphs because I felt they were to redundant I applauded the author s wide vocabulary, yet somehow at the same time it annoyed me.It doesn t help that I m not the sort of person whos super into fashion, caring about different fabrics and exact shades of colors But I cant hold that against the book, since I knew going in it would have some of that This should have been labeled as christian literature, since the church played such a huge roll in this book It annoyed me that Haley kept reflecting on this terrible thing that happened in her past, and while you could surmise what it was, the book didn t really fill you in on it till half way through or better, so for the first half your still trying to figure out exactly what Haley is like I know there s a second book that follows this And I probably won t be reading that, even if it is free


  7. Cassiday Tamillo Cassiday Tamillo says:

    Anotherfreebie Generally a decently written book, but I feel like all the freemysteries I download lately end up having a heavy hand with Christian beliefs While I personally can look past it to the plot of the book, I can see it being distracting to most Especially since it s not listed as being religious fiction Decent plot, believable characters, will probably give the second in the series a shot.


  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    I m so glad I m finally done reading this book I wanted a good mystery, something akin to my childhood favorite Nancy Drew books I was very disappointed I finished it because it s a neuroses of mine, but if I could have allowed myself, I would have put it down The author dealt with a murder mystery and a trauma victim, and I didn t think she did either very well Honestly, my favorite part of reading this book was roasting it in this review.


  9. Martha Martha says:

    What I liked about this book is how strongly the author dealt with the heroine s angst about her faith issues Hailey s lack of faith is very plausible, and how her father and friends helped her address it was right on the mark I will say the murderer was not who I thought it would be, so the ending was a surprise Good book, and I look forward to seeing how Hailey evolves in her new business and her foundling faith.


  10. Kristin Kristin says:

    The story itself was ok, but it was all the pontificating that really turned me off I read for fun, not to be preached at Also, Dutch, one of the characters was VERY annoying I will not read another book in this series.


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10 thoughts on “Design on a Crime

  1. Lori Henrich Lori Henrich says:

    Haley is starting a new design business To say she is a little nervous is an understatement Marge has been in her corner encouraging her from the start Haley has been through alot in the last several years A personal tragedy has clouded her entire outlook, especially affecting her faith in God Then her mother passed away, and now this leap into a new career.Haley has a big rooting section led by Marge So when Marge turns up dead at the auction where Haley is meeting with her first potentia Haley is starting a new design business To say she is a little nervous is an understatement Marge has been in her corner encouraging her from the start Haley has been through alot in the last several years A personal tragedy has clouded her entire outlook, especially affecting her faith in God Then her mother passed away, and now this leap into a new career.Haley has a big rooting section led by Marge So when Marge turns up dead at the auction where Haley is meeting with her first potential client, Haley is stunned beyond belief Haley not only found the body, but she also finds out that she is the sole heir in Marge s will Haley is over wrought with grief and now she has to figure out who killed Marge.I loved Haley and could relate to her anger at God and the struggle with the faith that used to come so easy for her I like that there was a good mix of her faith struggle and the mystery Sometimes a Christian mystery can beChristian than mystery which can turn me off the story I didn t feel that way with this story Thee are twoin this series and I hope to get to read them soon Also want to check out some of her other books.A good start to a mystery series

  2. Cheryl Landmark Cheryl Landmark says:

    Actual Rating 2.5 StarsWhen I first bought this book, I didn t realize it was Christian fiction I just thought it was a new cozy mystery series that I m always in the market for Not that the Christian elements are solely responsible for my rating of 2.5 stars, but they certainly did contribute to it Don t get me wrong I m not adverse to the mention of God and Christianity in a book, but I found this one to be a little too preachy and heavy handed for my liking It seemed that nearly every s Actual Rating 2.5 StarsWhen I first bought this book, I didn t realize it was Christian fiction I just thought it was a new cozy mystery series that I m always in the market for Not that the Christian elements are solely responsible for my rating of 2.5 stars, but they certainly did contribute to it Don t get me wrong I m not adverse to the mention of God and Christianity in a book, but I found this one to be a little too preachy and heavy handed for my liking It seemed that nearly every secondary character mentioned God, faith and Christianity in nearly every conversation they shared with the main character.But, beyond that aspect, there were several other issues that I had with the book that took away from my enjoyment The writing was okay for the most part, but it also gave me the impression that a very young, new author was trying to write an adult book Upon reading the author s profile, Ms Aiken is a grandmother, so that theory has flown out the window However, I did find the style and dialogue somewhat immature and clunky in places It was difficult for me to remember that the main character, Hayley, was twenty four years old when her actions, thinking and speaking were often those of a much younger person at times.The vague references to a very traumatic experience in Hayley s past made me think that I had missed reading a previous book that would have explained the back story It wasn t until right near the end that the episode was clarified Perhaps a littleexplanation near the beginning of the story would have made meunderstanding and sympathetic to Hayley s character and her actions.The hostility and accusations hurled by the main male character, Dutch, seemed a little overdone and over the top Hayley s reactions to him also came across as immature, inane and rather silly at times If he is the so called love interest , then there certainly seems to be a lot of work required in that area in the future to get his relationship with Hayley to morph into a romantic one Overall, the mystery part of the book wasn t too bad The identity of the murderer was a bit of a surprise, although I did start to get an inkling after certain revelations But, the motive was not as unexpected or overwhelming as I would have liked.I don t think I will be rushing out to get the next book in this series any time soon, but I certainly won t say definitively that I won t read it some time in the future

  3. Beth Peninger Beth Peninger says:

    I m guessing this was the author s first novel and I applaud her courageous attempt It wasn t horrible, it was a pretty decent read, but it wasn t spectacular either It was what I would expect from a first time author getting her first book published boy am I going to be embarrassed if I find out she s published before this Ginny Aiken has a good idea for a series and I m curious to know if the books in the series get better as she grows as an author Aiken tries too hard to be relatabl I m guessing this was the author s first novel and I applaud her courageous attempt It wasn t horrible, it was a pretty decent read, but it wasn t spectacular either It was what I would expect from a first time author getting her first book published boy am I going to be embarrassed if I find out she s published before this Ginny Aiken has a good idea for a series and I m curious to know if the books in the series get better as she grows as an author Aiken tries too hard to be relatable to the reader through the things that Haley, the main charcater, thinks, says, and does Nobody uses cliches as much as the main character does in this book It really started to grate on my nerves and in the end took away from the storyline The murder part of the book itself was a decent twist that wasn t clearly evident until near the end Aiken s inclusion of the main character s struggles with God and faith were accurately represented I think It is the reality of the life of faith in God, we struggle when certain things happen to us and we have to figure out if God is to blame or not It s a Job struggle, this life of faith, and the main character has to work through particular events that have caused deep pain it was interesting how Aiken chose to weave that into the storyline of the murder that occured All in all it was a decent read, and while I m curious how the other books in the series are written and their storylines, I m not running out anytime soon to continue on with the series If I run across one I ll probably read it but I have so many other books I know I for sure want to read and as the saying goes, So many books and so little time

  4. Melissainau Melissainau says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My interim comments on this really say it all I m not rating it because it is so not for me I d give it 2 stars because I am generous Even if I were religious, I don t think it would bethan a 3 star crime novel It s muddled and there are too few clues to the killer s identity Meanwhile, no one much mourns the dead woman because omg She was promiscuous 15 years ago And she was an agnostic I was amused horrified by the psychologist who proselytized to her patient and the gossipy doct My interim comments on this really say it all I m not rating it because it is so not for me I d give it 2 stars because I am generous Even if I were religious, I don t think it would bethan a 3 star crime novel It s muddled and there are too few clues to the killer s identity Meanwhile, no one much mourns the dead woman because omg She was promiscuous 15 years ago And she was an agnostic I was amused horrified by the psychologist who proselytized to her patient and the gossipy doctor Rolled my eyes at Bella who is a weak and faded copy of Stephanie Plum s Grandma Mazur And was intrigued that once Haley returned to religion everything was All Better I don t like to leave a bad review but really You could do so much better, even among the Kindle Freebies

  5. Daphne Self Daphne Self says:

    The reader is introduced to an Agatha Christie like cozy mystery meets Inspector Clouseau style heroine in this charming murder mystery, Design on a Crime Deadly Decor Mystery.Maybe not a profound whodunit story, but this book packs a wallop with the list of suspects, the main one being designer Haley Farrell, bungled snoop sessions, comical happenstances between her arch rival Dutch and the Karate Chop Cop , and Haley s downs and ups in her faith.The main story may seemof who killed The reader is introduced to an Agatha Christie like cozy mystery meets Inspector Clouseau style heroine in this charming murder mystery, Design on a Crime Deadly Decor Mystery.Maybe not a profound whodunit story, but this book packs a wallop with the list of suspects, the main one being designer Haley Farrell, bungled snoop sessions, comical happenstances between her arch rival Dutch and the Karate Chop Cop , and Haley s downs and ups in her faith.The main story may seemof who killed Marge , but the sub plot concerning Haley s faith and her eventual growth in Christ strengthens the storyline.Marge s death leads to Haley s understanding that not everyone is perfect, and even the most undesirable person can receive forgiveness Everyone has a choice, and sometimes people choose to ignore the right choice This theme is worked throughout the book without it being preachy.The constant references to Starbucks can be seen as the character s way of downplaying the situations in her life and past, an escape that only coffee will allow or so she thinks Eventually, she learns that her true escape from the horrors and stress comes not from humor, self depreciation, martial arts training, or coffee, but from standing back and letting God do His work.Secondary characters added to the character Haley s storyline Each gave his or her own advice, help, and love to guide Haley onto the path of healing.I look forward to reading the rest of the Deadly Decor Mysteries and Haley s eventual love hate relationship with Dutch which is foreshadowed in this book

  6. Saphie Saphie says:

    I loved the general plot of this book, but had a few problems This book is excessively wordy I found myself skimming over paragraphs because I felt they were to redundant I applauded the author s wide vocabulary, yet somehow at the same time it annoyed me.It doesn t help that I m not the sort of person whos super into fashion, caring about different fabrics and exact shades of colors But I cant hold that against the book, since I knew going in it would have some of that This should have be I loved the general plot of this book, but had a few problems This book is excessively wordy I found myself skimming over paragraphs because I felt they were to redundant I applauded the author s wide vocabulary, yet somehow at the same time it annoyed me.It doesn t help that I m not the sort of person whos super into fashion, caring about different fabrics and exact shades of colors But I cant hold that against the book, since I knew going in it would have some of that This should have been labeled as christian literature, since the church played such a huge roll in this book It annoyed me that Haley kept reflecting on this terrible thing that happened in her past, and while you could surmise what it was, the book didn t really fill you in on it till half way through or better, so for the first half your still trying to figure out exactly what Haley is like I know there s a second book that follows this And I probably won t be reading that, even if it is free

  7. Cassiday Tamillo Cassiday Tamillo says:

    Anotherfreebie Generally a decently written book, but I feel like all the freemysteries I download lately end up having a heavy hand with Christian beliefs While I personally can look past it to the plot of the book, I can see it being distracting to most Especially since it s not listed as being religious fiction Decent plot, believable characters, will probably give the second in the series a shot.

  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    I m so glad I m finally done reading this book I wanted a good mystery, something akin to my childhood favorite Nancy Drew books I was very disappointed I finished it because it s a neuroses of mine, but if I could have allowed myself, I would have put it down The author dealt with a murder mystery and a trauma victim, and I didn t think she did either very well Honestly, my favorite part of reading this book was roasting it in this review.

  9. Martha Martha says:

    What I liked about this book is how strongly the author dealt with the heroine s angst about her faith issues Hailey s lack of faith is very plausible, and how her father and friends helped her address it was right on the mark I will say the murderer was not who I thought it would be, so the ending was a surprise Good book, and I look forward to seeing how Hailey evolves in her new business and her foundling faith.

  10. Kristin Kristin says:

    The story itself was ok, but it was all the pontificating that really turned me off I read for fun, not to be preached at Also, Dutch, one of the characters was VERY annoying I will not read another book in this series.

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