After her husband's sudden death, Deva moved to Florida to escape her sorrow. An interior designer by trade, she accepts a job redecorating one of her neighbors apartments, but when her neighbor turns up dead Deva jumps in and starts investigating. Designed for Death is a cute and quirky Southern mystery. The apartments where she lives are populated with likeable women and men who are eager to get into Deva's pants. That aspect got a little tired but for the most part this was a tidy little murder mystery.