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The Book of Old Houses

The Book of Old Houses

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 Jake 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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 20th November 2014

Price: £5.99

ISBN-13: 9781444793109

Reviews

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
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
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
Think Diane Mott Davidson with a tool belt instead of recipes!
Denver Post
Mixing slaughter with screwdrivers, renovator-author Sarah Graves wields the pen and paintbrush behind the 'Home Repair Is Homicide' series.
Miami Herald
Packed equally with incidents and tips on household repair.
Kirkus Reviews
Multilayered.... engaging.
Publishers Weekly