The Book of Old Houses (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)
by Sarah Graves
Review by Gayle Surrette
Bantam Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553588033
Date: 25 November 2008
List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Interview: Sarah Graves / Show Article /
From official release/information:
When you buy an old house, you're not just buying a place to live or a place to make your home, you're also buying a hobby. There is always something going wrong and something that needs fixing. But when they went to fix the basement wall they'd found an old book. The book listed all the owners of Jake's house including her. But the book was very old, so Jake sent it to be authenticated since the ink looked like blood. Then the book dealer, Horace Robtham, ends up dead and Jake's book is missing. Coincidence? Jake and Horace's friend Dave DiMaio think not.
Product Description: Once upon a time, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree was a hotshot money manager to Manhattan's rich and dreadful—until she left city life behind for a centuries-old fixer-upper in the quaint seaside town of Eastport, Maine. But even this tiny haven has its hazards—and they can be astonishingly deadly….
What would you do if a long-buried book was unearthed from beneath your 1823 fixer-upper—a book containing your name written in blood? That's the mystery Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree faces in the midst of her latest old-house renovations. But it's only the first in a town better known for its scenic views and historic homes than its body count. Now Jake is putting aside her hammer and fixing to find someone who's got the blueprint for a perfect murder.(Complete with Home Repair Is Homicide and Repair Tips!)
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