Book Of The Day – Dead Is The New Black

by Greg on August 1, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Mystery from Christine DeMaio-Rice. Dead Is the New Black has an impressive 4.4 star rating and is on sale for only $2.99!

“I was blown away by this book. Rice has penned a novel that is phenomenally well-written, real to the core, and just damned good. Dead is the New Black is laugh-out-loud funny. If this author is anything like her wry, witty protagonist, I want to be her friend.” Heather A. – Amazon Reviewer

Dead Is the New Black
by Christine DeMaio-Rice
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Category: Mystery
Price: $2.99


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Laura Carnegie gave up on the man of her dreams a long time ago. He’s fashion designer Jeremy St. James, and not only is he her boss, everyone knows he’s gay.

When the woman who holds the company purse strings is found dead in the office, and Jeremy’s arrested for the murder, everything changes. If Laura can just solve this crime, keep the cops off her tail, break up a counterfeiting ring, and get the show on the runway by Friday, she might stop being Seventh Avenue’s perpetual loser.

If you love Project Runway, or enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada, try Dead Is the New Black.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Dead is the New Black fulfils all my requirements for a classic detective story. Set in the New York fashion world, it immediately attracted my attention. Christine DeMaio-Rice knows a lot about her background, and this makes the book especially fascinating and enjoyable to read. The sophisticated atmosphere takes us by the throat from the first page. This is one of a series, I’m told. If the other books are as excellent as this one, I’ll look forward to reading them.


This story was well written, fast paced and fun. The author was able to keep me guessing about the murder because so many of the characters were unlikable. Definitely a fun murder mystery that I would recommend to my friends.


Enjoyed this murder mystery story immensely! Lots of twist and turns and its hard to figure out “who dunnit” which made it a great read along with being a little educational for someone who does sew but has no idea what goes on in the garment industry. I found it to be a very interesting and different kind of a murder mystery!


Got totally sucked in to this savvy, funny mystery. Loved it. Whether you like fashion, mysteries or just a good story, I highly recommend Dead Is the New Black.


This is a very intelligent and well-written book. This is a classic whodunit where nothing is the way it seems, not even the chief suspect, Mr. St. James. Great job, Ms. DeMaio-Rice!

Get Dead Is The New Black here: Dead Is the New Black

About The Author

I moved to Los Angeles to study screenwriting at USC, and even though you couldn’t drag me back into the screenwriting business with the promise of money or candy, I love screenplay structure. Use it all the time. It is the crowbar that removes my head from my rectum when such a procedure is required.

I love all types of speculative fiction, and yes I admit to reading vampire books and YA. However, I have not yet met a vampire that inspired me enough to write about him, which is probably the only barrier between myself and a bathtub full of royalty checks.

People (meaning, my friends) have begged me for years to write about the fashion industry, so I’m doing that in the form of a cozy mystery. It’s a funny story, which it had to be because the fashion industry can’t be taken seriously.

On that, I bid you a fond farewell. Thanks for reading this little bio.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Christine DeMaio-Rice and ENT appreciate it.

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