Nail Biter: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)

Nail Biter: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)

By: "Graves, Sarah"

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Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree took the dangerous plunge from Wall Street power broker-to 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, Maine's, 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 isn't what they had in mind. And it only gets worse when Jake is called out one stormy night to make a repair-and 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 Jake's-nor of anyone else in Eastport. But what's he doing shot to death on Jake's property? Jake's bewitching tenants-including an ex-cop, a con man, and a mute teenage girl-claim 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 doesn't think it's a case of witchcraft-but 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 Jake's house-and life-crashing 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 Herald
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"Like 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 Jake's do-it-yourself expertise in both areas."--"Booklist
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"A 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 who's ever enjoyed making a home repair it's the accurate details of the restoration of Jake's old house that will appeal."--"Publishers Weekly
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"Think Diane Mott Davidson with a tool belt instead of recipes "--"Denver Post
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"From the Hardcover edition."

Title: Nail Biter: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)

Author Name: "Graves, Sarah"

Categories: mystery,

Publisher: Bantam:

ISBN Number: 0553585797

ISBN Number 13: 9780553585797

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 9780553585797

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