As the wife of a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, a dedicated mother of three, and an absolutely fabulous decorator to the stars, Lacy Fields is stunned to the tips of her Chanel-manicured toenails the night the police barge into her house and haul her husband off in handcuffs. With her handsome Dan accused of murdering a young wannabe actress named Tasha Barlow, Lacy turns her talent from tracking down priceless antique furniture to chasing a clever killer.
Lacy is sure her husband has been wrongly accused -- but how to explain his mysterious behavior? Known as the Saint of Hollywood for his skill with a scalpel, Dan seems to be keeping a secret or two. Still Lacy won't lose her faith or her determination to find the real murderer.
With her best friend Molly Archer, a hot L.A. casting agent, at her side, Lacy tracks suspects ranging from a sleazy network TV star to an advertising exec who shoots Super Bowl commercials set on the moon. Is Tasha's loyal hometown friend really an enemy? Did an ex-con from her past return to destroy Tasha's new life? Lacy Fields will stop at nothing to protect her family -- whether it's searching for the person who framed her husband or keeping the black hair dye away from her fourteen-year-old daughter.
Cleverly pairing the day-to-day details of suburban life with delicious insider glamour, Looks to Die For marks the debut of a savvy and stylish new voice in suspense fiction.
Janice Kaplan was the editor-in-chief of Parade magazine and an award-winning television producer. She is also the bestselling coauthor of novels, including The Botox Diaries, and author of the popular Lacey Fields mysteries. She lives in New York City and Kent, Connecticut. Visit her at JaniceKaplan.com.
"A nice mix of glamour, mommy lit, and mystery.... It's a good thing Kaplan has a sequel in the works." -- Library Journal
"Stylish and playful... The Devil Wears Prada for the interior-design crowd." -- Booklist
"Suspense fans looking for frothy, wacky fun will be rewarded." -- Publishers Weekly
"Breezy." -- Time Out New York
"With her trademark combination of savvy wit...and classic sleuthing, Kaplan delivers a mystery that will keep you guessing long after your own pedicure has dried." -- Asbury Park Press
"Lacy is an engaging protagonist.... Kaplan's got a future writing this series of fun, frothy, fast, funny, solidly crafted mysteries." -- Reviewingtheevidence.com
"An appealing heroine, breathtaking pace, and gilded lives suddenly tarnished make Janice Kaplan's Looks to Die For a spectacular mystery debut. Intelligent, beautifully crafted, and riveting." -- Carolyn Hart, author of Set Sail for Murder
"Lacy Fields sleuths with sass and class and the result is pure delight." -- Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Still Summer