Nail Biter

Editore: Random House Publishing Group Data di rilascio: 2005-12-06

Descrizione

Jacobia Jake Tiptree took the dangerous plunge from Wall Street power brokerto homeowner! Now the do-it-yourself enthusiast is about to discover that her own dream house is built on a foundation of murder.Buying a beachfront fixer-upper to lease out to Eastport, Maines, burgeoning tourist crowd seems like a good idea to Jake Tiptree and her best friend, Ellie White. But working double-time as landladies to a coven of wannabe witches isnt what they had in mind. And it only gets worse when Jake is called out one stormy night to make a repairand stumbles on a dead body in the utility shed.A small-time thief and street preacher with a particularly violent message, the deceased was no favorite of Jakesnor of anyone else in Eastport. But whats he doing shot to death on Jakes property? Jakes bewitching tenantsincluding an ex-cop, a con man, and a mute teenage girlclaim to have been too busy conjuring spells to have heard or seen a thing. Then a member of the coven disappears without a trace and Jake doesnt think its a case of witchcraftbut a kidnapping...or worse.Scandal, secrets, and a mysterious box buried deep in the foundation of her own home are just the beginning of a mystery that threatens to bring Jakes houseand lifecrashing down. Now she and Ellie are racing to find a missing girl who may be the key to it all...or lead them to a killer holding the final nails to their coffins.Praise for the Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries of Sarah Graves:Anyone who can mix slaughter and screwdrivers is a genius. Plus, anyone who has bought a home that needs even a new toilet seat is probably consumed with murderous thoughts.Boston HeraldLike the old Victorian homes she describes...Graves stories seem to grow better with the passing of time....Readers who enjoy solving mysteries and fixing up older homes will appreciate Jakes do-it-yourself expertise in both areas.BooklistA sleuth as tough as the nails she drives into the walls of her 1823 Federal home enhances a clever plot, which comes to an unexpected and explosive conclusion. Many will relish the vividly described Down East setting, but for anyone whos ever enjoyed making a home repair its the accurate details of the restoration of Jakes old house that will appeal.Publishers WeeklyThink Diane Mott Davidson with a tool belt instead of recipes!Denver Post

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Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Crime & mystery

Raccolta: Bantam

Genere: EPub

Pagine 272

ISBN: 9780553902235

Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Crime & mystery

Raccolta: Bantam

Genere: EPub

Pagine 272

ISBN: 9780553902235

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